Here’s a list of all the “Listen & Repeat” Italian words featured on this blog. Now get studyin’ !
Meaning: Like (verb)
Example: I piace to move it, move it!
Meaning: Scally cap (noun)
Example: I’m an Irish/Italian Bostonian, of course I know how to rock a coppola!
Meaning: Acorn (noun)
Example: You look like a lil’ ghianda with your winter cap on!
Meaning: Squirrel (noun)
Example: I’m just a scoiattolo, trying to get a nut … so move your butt … to the dance floor!
Meaning: Haunted (adj)
Example: Uh-oh! Our ball landed on the lawn of that stregato house!
Meaning: Underwear (noun)
Example: My favorite blog is obviously “Change of Mutande”!
Meaning: Teddy Bear (noun)
Example: I sleep much better when I’ve got my orsacchiotto with me!
Meaning: Cherries (pl. noun)
Example: It is scientifically impossible to eat ciliegie in a non-sensual way!
Meaning: Blanket (noun)
Example: Brrr! Gimme some copertina, yo!
Meaning: Clever, smart, sly (adj)
Example: Getting the vacuum salesman to throw in a free juicer was a pretty furbo move on your part!
Meaning: Puddle (noun)
Example: A gentleman always lays his cloak over a pozzanghera for a lady.
Meaning: Pencil Sharpener (noun)
Example: Don’t put your fingers in the temperino, stupid!
Meaning: Keyboard (noun)
Example: I swear, if my computer freezes up again, I’m gonna throw the tastiera through the damn screen!
Meaning: Nice/Cute (adj)
Example: Look at that guy’s jacket! How carino!
Meaning: Scratch (verb)
Example: Don’t grattare your itch or you’ll make it worse!
Meaning: Salt (noun)
Example: The supermarket is having a huge sale on sale! Let’s go stock up!
Meaning: Cheese (noun)
Example: Scamorza is my favorite Italian formaggio, but provolone get’s me all excited too!
Meaning: Toothpick (noun)
Example: Nothin’ says Italian-American man like big sunglasses, a wifebeater, and a stuzzicadenti!
Meaning: Light (noun)
Example: Can you please tun off that luce! I’m trying to sleep!
Meaning: Newspaper (noun)
Example: My Dad was a giornale delivery boy when he was a kid!
Meaning: Smurfs (pl. noun)
Example: I love those mischievous blue Puffi!
Meaning: Seagull (noun)
Example: A damn gabbiano stole my tuna fish sandwich!
Meaning: Sex (noun)
Example: Man, there is a lot of sesso in Italian advertising!
Meaning: House/Home (noun)
Example: I have to run casa real quick and let the dog out!
Meaning: Write (verb)
Example: Let me grab a pen so I can scrivere down your new phone number.
Meaning: Laugh (verb)
Example: I guess in Italy they write ROL instead of LOL, ‘cuz they say “ridere“!
Meaning: Full (adj)
Example: I like to look at the glass as half pieno!
Meaning: Elbow (noun)
Example: The wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage was known for his famous “flying gomito drop” move against his opponents.
Meaning: Hunger (noun)
Example: I fame for your love!
Meaning: Cool (adj)
Example: That dude’s hairy chest, paired with his gold crucifix chain, is really figo!
Meaning: Peace (noun)
Example: Meditation gives me a sense of inner pace!
Meaning: Book (noun)
Example: There’s nothing better then curling up to a good libro with a cup of hot tea and a cat … except I’m allergic to cats!
Meaning: Christmas (noun)
Example: I want to wish a Merry Natale to all my blog readers!
Meaning: A jumbled mess, a mish-mash (noun)
Example: What the heck have you done to my alphabetized and color-coordinated bookshelf? It’s a guazzabuglio now!
Meaning: Friend (noun)
Example: Thanks for offering lunch! You’re such a great amico!
Meaning: Tomato (noun)
Example: I betcha can’t eat 5 minutes in Italy without running across a pomodoro!
Meaning: Walk (verb)
Example: I love that 80’s song from the Bangles called “Camminare like an Egyptian!”
Pronunciation: Kay bar-ba
Meaning: How boring! (literally – What a beard!)
Example: Che barba! This indie film seems like it will never end!
Meaning: Bat (noun – the flying kind)
Example: Giuseppe, grab the broom! Another pipistrello has gotten in the house!
Meaning: Eye (noun)
Example: Can you keep an occhio on my glass of red wine while I run outside to check that my Vespa hasn’t gotten a parking ticket?
Meaning: Scarf (noun)
Example: A sciarpa is a delightful Italian fashion accessory that can even be worn when it’s roasting balls hot outside!
Meaning: Sh!t (noun)
Example: Go take a good merda for yourself!