It has been awhile since we have had an installment on favorite Italian words.
Favorite is such a subjective concept, really. Some words can be favorites because of a hidden meaning. Others due to the way they feel or sound in your mouth. And favorites can also be phrases, food or slang Italian words.
And as my learning (and Italian memoir reading) continues, there will no doubt be tons more words to add to my list.
You can read previous posts about Italian words here
Here are some additional favorites, in no particular order:
abbastanza (or basta!) – enough
finestrino – small window
correggere – to correct
squisito – exquisite
bacio – kiss
soggiorno – stay
dolcetto – type of wine
abbracci – hugs, embrace
orecchiette – ear-shaped pasta
domattina – tomorrow morning
pagliacci – clowns
affogato – technically means drowned, but it’s also a fab dessert of gelato drowned in espresso.
cameriere – waiter
ti amo – i love you
chiacchiericcio – chit-chat, gossip
dolorosamente – painfully
carabinieri – National police of Italy
poggibonsi – a Tuscan town
torta – cake, tart
brava – good (feminine form)
Wow. That’s alotta words.
Now it’s your turn to wax poetic about some of your favorites! You know what to do in the comments…