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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
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. 😉
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)
"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!
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.
Thank you for your suggestion!
We'll keep it in mind :smile::thumbsup:
Since we are well into the ski season, I think it may be helpful to provide a SKIING word list.