Italian Word of the Day:


Today we’re going to be discussing the meal that comes between colazione (breakfast) and cena (supper) which is, of course, pranzo (lunch)!

The meaning of today's Italian word

Pranzo is a masculine noun that comes directly from the Latin prandium of the same meaning.

Origin of the Italian word of the day

In Italy, pranzo is usually served between 12:30 and 2:00pm, but most Italians are ready to eat by around 1pm.

The meaning of today's Italian word

Example sentence:

Non bisogna saltare il pranzo. Fa male al nostro corpo.

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We mustn't skip lunch. It's bad for our bodies.


A proper pranzo in Italy is always a complete meal, consisting of vegetables, meat and carbohydrates. These days, however, it is just as common for Italians to have just a quick panino (sandwich) on the go.

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