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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: "Perpetua"

Today's word is PERPETUA, an Italian antonomasia for the female helper of a priest.

Parole Parole: "Erboristeria"

Today's word is ERBORISTERIA, Italian for herbalist.

Featuring author Fred Plotkin.

Parole Parole: "Malfattore"

Today's word is MALFATTORE, Italian for evil-doer.

Parole Parole: "Fifa"

Today's word is FIFA, Italian for fear.

Featuring NYU student Mariluna Beacy.

Parole Parole: "Cianfrusaglie"

Today's word is CIANFRUSAGLIE, Italian for useless miscellanea.

Parole Parole: "Ora"

Today's word is ORA, Italian for "hour" and "now".

Parole Parole: "Viola"

Today's word is VIOLA, Italian for violet/purple.

Parole Parole: "Piacere"

Today's word is PIACERE, Italian for pleasure.

Parole Parole: "Lavoro"

Today's word is LAVORO, Italian for work.

Featuring author Fred Plotkin.

Parole Parole: "Ciabatta"

Today's word is CIABATTA, Italian for slipper, a type of bread, and a multiple eletric outlet....

Parole Parole: "Pisolino"

Today's word is PISOLINO, Italian for nap.

Featuring NYU student Paola Vacirca.

Parole Parole: "Abbiocco"

Today's word is ABBIOCCO, Italian for post-meal tiredness.