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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: "Rocambolesco"

Today's word is ROCAMBOLESCO, Italian for exciting, or daredevil-ish.

Parole Parole: "Briga"

Today's word is BRIGA, Italian for "trouble," a word that is commonly used in combination with...

Parole Parole: "Rimbambito"

Today's word is RIMBAMBITO, Italian for someone who is confused, or off-kilter.

Parole Parole: "Sbolognare"

Today's word is SBOLOGNARE, Italian for passing on a task to someone else.

Parole Parole: "Acqua"

Today's word is ACQUA, Italian for "water."

Featuring journalist Maurita Cardone.

Parole Parole: "Fiasco"

Today's word is FIASCO, Italian for "flask" and used everywhere to mean "failure."

Parole Parole: "Birbante"

Today's word is BIRBANTE, Italian for naughty.

Featuring NYU student Giorgia Valenti.

Parole Parole: "Gnorri"

Today's word is GNORRI, Italian for someone willfully playing dumb.

Parole Parole: "Borbottare"

Today's word is BORBOTTARE, Italian for mumbling, or grumbling.

Parole Parole: "Azzeccagarbugli"

Today's word is AZZECCAGARBUGLI, a proper name from Manzoni's "The Betrothed" that has become a...

Parole Parole: "Canovaccio"

Today's word is CANOVACCIO, the plot outline of Commedia dell'Arte theater.

Parole Parole "Impiccio"

Today's word is IMPICCIO, Italian for hindrance.