What is the most popular Italian word
15 Beautiful Italian Words We Need In English
More than a word, it was created in the 16th century by Baldassare Castiglione in his book The Courtier. It means a kind of effortless elegance. To really sprezzatura, Be careful not to look like you're trying too hard.
This word means "to go" - but it is so much more than a late afternoon or evening stroll. This walk is about to see and be seen and that happens in Italy's largest cities and smallest towns. Often there is ice with them.
Passeggiata | Monica Alletto / © Culture trip
Meaning 'and', 'so' or 'so', this is the most versatile of all filler words. The Italians use a long, drawn out sentence at the beginning of a sentence allora to buy some time when they don't know what to say.
Meaning 'twilight'. It makes the ideal Instagram hashtag to describe the perfect shot of the golden or blue hour.
Baby animal, usually a puppy or a kitten. The double "cc" in Italian is pronounced like "ch" in English, which makes this a wonderful word. It is used as a term of tenderness.
This means "breathtaking". This literal word comes from m ozzare and means "cut off" and "chop" and means "breathe". It can be used when talking about a particularly beautiful work of art or a picturesque view.
Mozzafiato | © Culture Trip
This means "maybe". This word is used as an expression of hope, such as "I wish" or "I hope so".
This means "who knows". Always said with a dramatic shrug and a frown.
Yes, Italians really use this declarative phrase in everyday conversation. It is used to express despair, fear, joy, and excitement.
Mama Mia | Monica Alletto / © Culture trip
This means "pearl stringer", which is mainly used in Venice to describe women who thread tiny glass beads on the island of Murano.
From the Latin to "be good". This word is mainly used in Rome as a greeting and is somewhere between the formal buongiorno / arrivederci and the informal ciao .
Meaning 'back soon'. This will likely be seen on a sign in a shop window. It can mean a break of five minutes to five days.
Torno Subito | Monica Alletto / © Culture trip
That means "clever". This is another example of a term that is more of a concept than an adjective and is often used to describe a cunning, cunning act like tax evasion or cutting.
Meaning "best wishes". This word is used to say (and sing) happy birthday, as well as to say Merry Christmas and Happy Easter.
Meaning of 'imagine'. Imagine the technical translation of this word but you will hear it as "my pleasure" or "don't worry".
Meaning "come on!" The Roman version of the Italian word dai is spoken in two elongated syllables, almost always in a call.
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