Italian Word of the Day:


In order to describe someone’s character, personality or disposition in Italian, you need to know the word carattere.

The meaning of today's Italian word

Carattere has its etymology from the Latin word character and ultimately derives from the Greek term kharaktḗr, which means “a stamping tool”.

Origin of the Italian word of the day

Example sentence:

Bruno ha un carattere molto difficile.

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Bruno has a very difficult personality/character.


You may often hear the diminutive form caratterino, which refers to a person with a strong (and often difficult) personality or fiery temper.

The meaning of today's Italian word

Like the English character, carattere can also refer to any printed or written letter or symbol, including typefaces and alphanumeric symbols.

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