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Parole Parole

Launched in 2017, Parole Parole is our home-made web series. Every week, we present an Italian word, be it old, new, out of use, impossible to translate, strange, quintessentially Italian, or used all around the world. It features famous guests of Casa Italiana, as well as students, professors and Casa members.
 

Parole Parole: "Mah"

Today's word is MAH, an expressive syllable that is erroneously translated as "well."

Parole Parole: "Dialetto"

Today's word is DIALETTO, Italian for dialect.

Featuring NYU Alumnus Conner Drennen.

Parole Parole: "Selva"

Today's word is SELVA. Italian for wilderness, or a dense wood.

Parole Parole: "Farlocco"

Today's word is FARLOCCO, Italian for a thief or a forgery.

Parole Parole: "Estro"

Today's word is ESTRO, the creative surge needed when searching for inspiration.

Parole Parole: "Magnifico"

Today's word is MAGNIFICO, "magnificent" in Italian, also used to address presidents of...

Parole Parole: "Sprovvisto"

Today's word is SPROVVISTO, that can mean something that is missing, but can also be used in a...

Parole Parole: "Faccendiere"

Today's word is FACCENDIERE, Italian for a hustler or a lobbyist, used mostly in political...

Parole Parole: "Figuraccia"

Today's word is FIGURACCIA, Italian for a gaffe or for making a fool of oneself.

Parole Parole: "Salve"

Today's word is SALVE, an Italian greeting that can be used in both formal and colloquial...

Parole Parole: "Vignarola"

Today's word is VIGNAROLA, a dish originating from the Roman vineyards.

Parole Parole: "Terrone"

Today's word is TERRONE, a racial slur aimed at people from the southern end of the country.