TIPS ON ITALY
Have you ever stopped to think about how many words we use on a daily basis that look or sound similar to the Italian equivalent? The words I am sharing today arrived to us through the Italian language. So even if you are not taking an Italian language class, you already are speaking Italian and building a foundation of solid Italian vocabulary.
Food and Drink: biscotti, macaroni, cappuccino, bruschetta, zucchini, pistacchio, mozzarella, minestrone, ciabatta, scampi, broccoli, gelato, pasta, lasagna, panini, pizza, spaghetti, bologna, amaretto, antipasto, arugula, carpaccio, espresso, fettuccine, latte, macchiato, maraschino, parmigiano, pesto, polenta, prosciutto, salame, spumoni, tortellini, trattoria, al dente,
People: diva, ballerina, duo, soprano, mafia, paparazzi, barista, maestro, soprano,
Music: Allegro, alto, basso, cello, concert, forte, intermezzo, opera, solo, tempo, vibrato, falsetto, duetto. crescendo, bravo, piano, tempo, viola,
Place or Structure or Substance: casino, volcano, lava, terracotta, stravaganza (extravaganza), riviera, ghetto, al fresco, granito, mezzanino, patio, villa,
Illness or State: influenza, fiasco, finale, scenario, malaria,
Other: motto, stanza, magenta, stiletto, propaganda, graffiti, tarantula, confetti, tombola, folio, piccolo, vendetta, presto,
As I start the New Year, I am going to make it my resolution to build on my portfolio of Italian words by learning a new word each day. How is that for an aggressive goal?