TEMPO – Word of the Week

Tempo: Word of the Week : Avere tempo per sè, gli Anglofoni lo chiamano “Me-time” e a me piace molto. Un’espressione corta, efficace, diritta al punto. (English speaking people call this “Me-time” and I love it as it is  a short expression,  effective and straight to the point ) Tempo da dedicare a sé stessi,…

ONDA – Word of the Week

Onda- Word of the Week: Abbiamo appena avuto , qui in Toscana, dei giorni di grande vento. Ci sono stati forti temporali su tutta la regione. We just had , here in Tuscany, some really windy days. There have been heavy rains and thunderstorms all over the region. Sono stata sulla Costa degli Etruschi,  sul…

BAMBINA – Word of the Week

Se chiudo gli occhi rivedo una me-più- giovane seduta sotto l’ombrellone, alla spiaggia, circondata dai bambini ancora piccoli, la pelle dorata dal sole  ed il profumo di crema solare spalmato in abbondanza per proteggerli dai raggi forti dell’estate italiana. Momenti di felicità perfetta. If I close my eyes I see my younger-self sitting under the…

MANICHE – Word of the Week

MANICHE – Word of the Week : Maniche  = sleeves (la manica, sing;  le maniche, pl) Maniche corte o mezze maniche, e maniche lunghe per magliette (t-shirts), camicette (shirts and blouses)  e abiti (dresses). Curiosità L’espressione “un altro paio di maniche” è usata per indicare qualcosa che non è paragonabile ad un’altra , che è…

Cammino – Word of the Week

Il cammino (En. the path) comes from the verb Camminare (to walk) and it’s the thing I miss the most since the long Italian lockdown started, more than 40 days ago. Il cammino, sinonimi sono camminata, itinerario, marcia, percorso, but also sentiero, strada, tragitto, via, viaggio. Aggettivi giusti Il cammino can be breve/ corto, lungo,…

CASA – Word of the Week

CASA – Word of the Week: Hello everyone! Ciao a tutti! Dove siete? Quasi certamente …a casa!!! (Where are you? Almost certainly you are at home!!!) Shall we choose CASA as our Word of the Week?  La casa (fem) in Italian is the word used for both, house and home. “Casa dolce casa”(Home sweet home)…

PANCIA – Word of the Week

Pancia – Word of the Week:  Pancia, is a colloquial noun used in Italian for  “tummy, belly, stomach”(in English). Ventre or Addome are the more elegant versions of the same. Pancia is largely used in numerous “modi di dire”. Modi di Dire con pancia Seguire la pancia , means follow the instinct, gut instinct ……

Italian Food Idioms – How do you translate it?

Italian Food  Idioms: How do you translate it? Come si traduce ?  – We all love good Italian food, and it can be interesting to find some Italian idioms that use food and drink to express a variety of meanings. It all reinforce the concept that food is central to Italian culture! Let’s have  a…

VINO- Word of the Week

VINO – Word of the Week : The last Word of the Week we chose for the  year 2019 was Capodanno,  with the numerous toasts (brindisi) made with Champagne and Prosecco. We have decided te stay on the topic and our first Word of the Week for 2020 is VINO. How do you say VINO…

CAPODANNO – Word of the Week

CAPODANNO – Word of the Week: “Natale con I tuoi e Pasqua con chi vuoi” is an Italian way of saying : Spend Christmas with family and Easter with whoever you want. Italian families tend to be a little bit overwhelming during the Christmas Holidays so…in case you are feeling happy that the endless series…