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Italian Word of the Day - left turn (phrase)

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svolta a sinistra left turn (phrase)

Gira a sinistra a quell’angolo.
At that corner, turn left.

svolta a sinistra stretta
sharp left turn

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Italian Word of the Day - grandfather (noun)

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nonno grandfather (noun)

Il nonno sta camminando con i suoi nipoti.
The grandfather is walking with his grandchildren.

nonno materna
maternal grandfather

nonno e nipote
grandfather and grandchildren

nonno paterno
paternal grandfather

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Italian Word of the Day - grassland (noun)

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prateria grassland (noun)

Le savane in Africa sono un esempio di prateria.
The savannahs of Africa are an example of grasslands.

prateria africana
African grassland

giraffe nella prateria
giraffe in the grasslands

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Italian Word of the Day - nervous (adjective)

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ansioso nervous (adjective)

I risultati dell’esame usciranno domani e io sono particolarmente in ansia.
The exam results are coming out tomorrow, and I’m really anxious about it.

L’uomo è in ansia.
The man is anxious.

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Italian Word of the Day - neck (noun)

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collo neck (noun)

La donna ha il collo che le prude.
The woman has an itchy neck.

Ho un dolore al collo.
I’ve got a pain in my neck.

Le giraffe hanno il collo lungo.
Giraffes have long necks.

collo che prude
itchy neck

collo pruriginoso
itchy neck

testa e collo
head and neck

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Italian Word of the Day - daughter (noun)

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figlia daughter (noun)

Questa è mia figlia.
This is my daughter.

madre e figlia
mother and daughter

ragazzina
little girl

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Italian Word of the Day - mini-skirt (noun)

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minigonna mini-skirt (noun)

la maggioranza delle persone non sta bene in minigonna
Most people do not look good in mini-skirts.

minigonna scozzese
plaid mini-skirt

minigonna corta
short mini-skirt

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Italian Word of the Day - pigeon (noun)

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piccione pigeon (noun)

I piccioni si stanno affrettando per mangiare il pane.
The pigeons are scurrying to eat the bread.

Non date da mangiare ai piccioni.
Don’t feed the pigeons.

piccione grigio
gray pigeon

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Italian Word of the Day - boss (noun)

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capo boss (noun)

Il capo sta dando la colpa al lavoratore.
The boss is blaming the worker.

Il capo sta tenendo una riunione.
The boss is holding a meeting.

capo severo
strict boss

il capo dell’azienda
company boss

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Italian Word of the Day - zero (numeral)

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zero zero (numeral)

Oggi fanno zero gradi circa.
It’s about zero degrees today.

numero zero
number zero

zero virgola cinque gradi
zero-point-five degrees

scendere sotto lo zero Celsius
fall below zero degrees Celsius

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