Category Archives: My Italian Adventure 2016

Week 78 and 79 Italian Words Learned

So much has been going on recently… moving house, changing career and with no Italian lessons, my exposure to new words and phrases slowed down. So here are two weeks together from when classes started up again… ogni tanto – … Continue reading

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 Week 77 Italian Words Learned

 un incubo – a nightmare Non chiedevo tanto – I didn’t ask a lot prestiti – loans mutui – mortgages L’adesione risulta attiva sulla tessera – Membership is active on the card Appena avrai… – As soon as you have… la cavalletta … Continue reading

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Week 76 Italian Words Learned

guaio – trouble piuttosto che – rather than piuttosto – rather ripianificare la consegna – rescheduling the delivery quando previsto – where applicabile Nella tua cassetta delle lettere – In your letterbox ammorbidente – fabric softener prepotente – bully (adjective) … Continue reading

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Week 75 Italian Words Learned

pari o dispari – even or odd (lole for numbers) testa o croce – head or cross (equivalent of heads or tails) estroso – whimsical il peccato – a sin peccare – to sin crollare – to collapse Sono crollato … Continue reading

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Week 74 Italian Words Learned

adescare – to lure/entice fervere – to hum fosco – gloomy/murky condito / stagionato – seasoned infausto – ominous/threatening debole – weak la falena / la tignola – the moth gommo – gum Mi mancate (tutti) – I miss you … Continue reading

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Week 73 Italian Words Learned

Sono lusingata – I am really flattered (by someone special) il pavone – the peacock la lavastoviglie – the dishwasher losco/ombroso – shady È troppo luminosa! – It is too bright misterioso – mysterious Un passeggero ha avuto un attacco di … Continue reading

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Week 72 Italian Words Learned

calcoli renali – kidney stones sili – silos geni  – genes votare – to vote Ho imballato le mie cose – I have been packing up my belongings Sto trasferendo – I am relocating L’appartamento è già arredato – The … Continue reading

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Week 71 Italian Words Learned

Ho davvero paura di ballare di fronte a persone – I am really afraid of dancing in front of people Devi riscaldarti prima – You have to warm up first la prugna/susina – plum egoista/egoistico – selfish sconsiderato – inconsiderate … Continue reading

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Week 70 Italian Words Learned

graziare/scusare/perdonare – pardon il grumo – the lump/dollop nelle pinete – in the pinewoods rotolare – to roll Se vedi una zanzara, uccidila! – If you see a mosquito, kill it! uccidere/ammazzare – to kill chiudere a chiave – to … Continue reading

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Week 69 Italian Words Learned

ho sete – I am thirsty tacere – to be/keep silent il ghiacciolo – the ice lolly altrimenti – otherwise mordere – to bite / to bite into guglia – peak / pinnacle / spire strizzare l’occhio – wink strizzare – … Continue reading

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