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Carnival

Carnevale
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carnival
Carnevale masc
carnival
mask
maschera (n) fem
mask
costume
costume (n) masc
costume
joke
scherzo (n) masc
joke
celebration
festa (n) fem
celebration
cloak
mascherarsi (v)
cloak
Harlequin
Arlecchino
Harlequin
chiacchiere
chiacchiere (n) fem
chiacchiere
float
carro allegorico masc
float
parade
sfilata (n) fem
parade
Lent
Quaresima fem
Lent
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Wednesday at 2:30 pm
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Hey listeners! Do you want to learn more about the Carnival in Italy? Check out this Italian lesson:


Learn Italian Holidays - Carnival - Carnevale

https://www.italianpod101.com/2013/08/23/video-culture-class-italian-holidays-4-carnival/

ItalianPod101.com
Friday at 12:02 am
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Hi Jonathan,


thank you for the useful link. That certainly explains what "chiacchiere" are, but we can't insert a long definition in the vocabulary lists, that's why we opted to leave it untranslated. 😉


Sincerely,

Valentina

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Jonathan
Tuesday at 9:33 pm
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Wiktionary is helpful when it comes to "chiacchiere":


(chiefly in the plural, northern Italy, chiefly Lombardy) type of dessert in the form of fritters dusted with sugar, eaten during Carnival time; similar to angel wings

Synonyms: bugia (Piedmont), cencio (Tuscany), frappa (central Italy), crostolo, galano (Venice), meraviglia (Sardinia)


Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chiacchiera#Italian

ItalianPod101.com
Wednesday at 10:55 pm
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Hi Catherine,


"Chiacchiere" is the name of a regional Italian sweet, so it's sort of untranslatable.

As for "mascherarsi" another definition could be "to dress up / to wear a costume".


Thanks for posting, let us know if you have any further questions!

Cheers

Valentina

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Catherine
Wednesday at 2:40 am
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I am confused. Perhaps the English use the word "chiacchiere "? Americans certainly don't. I knew the Italian meaning, but when I looked it up in my American dictionary it didn't exist and Google made it very evident that it was defining an Italian word as it included gender.


At any rate, this was an interesting list of words. Also, I believe "mascherarsi" requires a better definition.

ItalianPod101.comVerified
Wednesday at 9:45 am
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Hi Roy,


Thank you for your suggestion!

We'll keep it in mind :smile::thumbsup:


Ofelia

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Roy
Sunday at 3:48 am
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Since we are well into the ski season, I think it may be helpful to provide a SKIING word list.