Italian multiple meaning words

Italian multiple meaning words

In Italian there are many words that carry more than one meaning. You’ve already learnt some of these words in Six Italian double meaning words. Today, you’re going to learn 5 more Italian multiple meaning words. 1. CAMPO The word campo in Italian can have several meanings. Campo can indicate: a. An area of land, especially where crops are grown. Ex: Là c’è un campo di grano There is a field of wheat there b. An area for military drills, or where sports are played Ex: Questo è il nostro campo di calcio This is our soccer field Ex: In…

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How to get a haircut in Italy

How to get a haircut in Italy

If you live in Italy for a while, sooner or later, you’ll need a haircut. So, what are the steps to follow to get a haircut in Italy? And what are the main Italian words and sentences you need to know to survive at the hairdresser’s in Italy? PARRUCCHIERE OR BARBIERE? If you want to get a haircut in Italy, the first thing you need to know is the difference between parrucchiere and barbiere. The difference is pretty smple: parrucchiere is usually for both women and men, while barbiere is just for men. MAKING AN APPOINTMENT In some hair salons,…

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Learn Italian with Italian comics

Learn Italian with Italian comics

Learning Italian can be stressful, it’s true, but it should be an exciting and fun experience too. For example, you can learn Italian through conversation – which, trust me, it’s really funny and the perfect way to learn informal Italian expressions. You can learn Italian through songs – have a look at Learn to speak Italian with Italian songs for the benefits of songs on language learning. And you can also learn Italian with Italian comics. Even schools have started to use comics in the last few years as a teaching method. Now, you can even find comics that teach…

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Italian idioms for new year resolutions

Italian idioms for new year resolutions

This year is coming to an end and it’s time for us to think about new year resolutions. So, I thought it was a good idea to list some Italian idioms that can be related to new year resolutions someway. 1. CHI LA DURA LA VINCE This Italian idiom is perfect for people who tried to carry out a project or to reach a target during the year – i.e. passing Cils or Celi, or running 50 km a month – but despite all their efforts failed. Indeed, the Italian idiom chi la dura la vince helps us remember that…

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Six words that change meaning in informal Italian

Six words that change meaning in informal Italian

In Italian there are many common words that carry one meaning in standard Italian and another one in informal Italian. So, let’s see six words that change meaning in informal Italian. 1. PALLA Palla can have different meanings in standard Italian. However, one of the most common is ball. a. Giochiamo a palla Let’s paly ball Instead, in informal Italian palla can mean at least two things. It can mean boring, and it can mean lie. b. E’ davvero una palla! He’s really boring! c. Quindi Marco mi ha detto una palla. Non era a casa con l’influenza! So, Marco…

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