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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: "Clessidra"

Today's word is CLESSIDRA, Italian for hourglass.

Parole Parole: "Esaudire"

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

Parole Parole: "Tombola"

Today's word is TOMBOLA, the traditional Christmas Italian bingo.

Parole Parole: "Focaccia"

Today's word is FOCACCIA, the typical Italian flat-bread.

Parole Parole: "Spicciare"

Today's word is SPICCIARE, Italian for getting things done, or for hurrying up.

Parole Parole: "Ceffo"

Today's word is CEFFO, Italian for mug.

Parole Parole: "Racconto"

Today's word is RACCONTO, Italian for story or tale.

Parole Parole: "Bischero"

Today's word is BISCHERO, Italian for tuning peg, Tuscan for stupid.

Parole Parole: "Pagliaccio"

Today's word is PAGLIACCIO, Italian for clown.

Parole Parole: "Tremendo"

Today's word is TREMENDO, Italian for terrible, or horrific, and not - as one would imagine -...

Parole Parole: "Omertà"

Today's word is OMERTÀ, the code of silence enacted by a community in the face of organized...

Parole Parole: "Polpettone"

Today's word is POLPETTONE, which literally means "meatloaf," but is also used figuratively.