Italian Word of the Day:


The word for postage stamp in Italian is francobollo.

The meaning of today's Italian word

The etymology of the word derives from franco, meaning “free from expenses or taxes” (because the recipient did not have to cover the postage), and bollo, to indicate its authenticity and authority.

Origin of the Italian word of the day

To collect stamps translates as fare collezione di francobolli or collezionare francobolli.

The meaning of today's Italian word

Example sentence:

Il Penny Black è stato il primo francobollo adesivo emesso al mondo.

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The Penny Black was the first adhesive stamp issued in the world.


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