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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: "Trasecolare"

Today's word is TRASECOLARE, Italian for being dumbfounded.

Parole Parole: "Malmostoso"

Today's word is MALMOSTOSO, Italian for someone who is grumpy.

Parole Parole: "Libretto"

Today's word is LIBRETTO, the booklet of verses for a work of musical theater.

Parole Parole: "Scialla"

Today's word is SCIALLA, which means "take it easy".

Parole Parole: "Scorciatoia"

Today's word is SCORCIATOIA, Italian for "shortcut."

Parole Parole: "Arrangiarsi"

Today's word is ARRANGIARSI, Italian for "making due" or "getting by".

Parole Parole: "Dissimulazione"

Today's word is DISSIMULAZIONE, Italian for lie or concealment.

Parole Parole: "Ferragosto"

Today's word is FERRAGOSTO, the Italian mid-August holiday.

Parole Parole: "Biasimare"

Today's word is BIASIMARE, Italian for "blaming" or "cursing".

Parole Parole: "Cattivo"

Today's word is CATTIVO, Italian for "bad" or "evil".

Parole Parole: "Sensibile"

Today's word is SENSIBILE, that translates to "sensitive".

Parole Parole: "Pinzimonio"

Today's word is PINZIMONIO, an Italian dish of fresh vegetables.