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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: "Gigioneggiare"

Today's word is GIGIONEGGIARE, Italian for hamming it up, or for being a ham actor.

Parole Parole: "Barzotto"

Today's word is BARZOTTO, Italian for something in-between states, be it an egg not fully cooked...

Parole Parole: "Spiegare"

Today's word is SPIEGARE, the Italian verb "to explain."

Parole Parole: "Godere"

Today's word is GODERE, Italian for "experiencing deep pleasure."

Parole Parole: "Ferro"

Today's word is FERRO, Italian for iron.

Parole Parole: "Secchione"

Today's word is SECCHIONE, Italian for a know-it-all, or a nerd.

Parole Parole: "Ambaradan"

Today's word is AMBARADAN, Italian for "the whole shebang."

Parole Parole: "Assai"

Today's word is ASSAI, Italian for "a lot."

Parole Parole: "Chiacchierone"

Today's word is CHIACCHIERONE, Italian for a chatterbox.

Parole Parole: "Sfizio"

Today's word is SFIZIO, Italian for a treat, or a whim.

Parole Parole: "Clessidra"

Today's word is CLESSIDRA, Italian for hourglass.

Parole Parole: "Esaudire"

Today's word is ESAUDIRE, Italian for fulfilling a wish.