Word of the week: ARIA – In Summer, we like to spend as much time as we can all’aria aperta (in the open air). So we picked ARIA as Word of the Week.
In music, an Aria is a long song accompanying a solo voice. An Aria is usually in an opera. It is an Italian word of the 18th century meaning “ air” (i.e. tune)
If you feel like vi manca l’aria, it means that you litteraly cant breathe or that a situation is unbearable . In any case, you need to change something !
The word ARIA in Italian is used in many idiomatic expressions, such as:
Oggi non è aria = When things are not going according to plan and it’s better to wait
Fare castelli in aria = build castles in the sky
Cambiare aria = have a change of scenery, take a break
Campare d’aria = live on air
Aria fritta = empty talk, useless
Avere l’aria di… = to seem, to appear
Darsi delle arie = show off
Mandare all’aria = to ruin a project
Campato in aria = something with no base, no foundation
Essere nell’aria = something is about to happen
Breath in, Breathe out ….Learn, Love & Breathe @chiarastuscany