Learning the Italian Language. Chapter two

I am back sharing my beautiful language with my list of words of the month. If you have been following my blog you should recognize many Italian words from my January and February’s posts.

A little note to apologize for my list looking waving. I cannot figure out how to use the tab command on this blog site. If any of you know how, please help me!



Minestrone                      Minestrone – a vegetable based soup

Biscotti                           All kind of hard cookies

Befanini                          Tuscan biscotti

Calzoni                           pizza dough stuffed with mozzarella,

                                      ricotta and salame. Baked

Panzerotti                       similar to calzone, stuffed with mozzarella

                                      and tomatoes. Deep fried

Charlotte di pere              pear pie

Crostata                          fruit tart

Pizzetta fritta                   fried small pizza

Pastacresciuta                fried leavened dough

Pomodori                        tomatoes

Crocche di patate            potatoes croquet

Torta                               cake

Pere                               pears

Torta Caprese                 flourless chocolate cake

                                      typical of Capri

Ripieno                           stuffing

Chiacchiere                     strips of dough, deep-fried

Sanguinaccio                   thick chocolate custard

ABOUT FOOD          

Friggitoria                        local shop selling deep

                                      fried food

Colazione                        breakfast

Pranzo                            lunch

Cena                               dinner/supper

Al forno                           oven baked

Forno a legna                  wood oven

Fritto                               deep-fried

Dieta                               diet

Dieta Mediterranea           Mediterranean Diet


Buon San Valentino         Happy Valentine’s day


Epifania                           Epiphany

Befana                            Old good witch of the Epiphany

San Valentino                  Valentine’s day

Festa degli Innamorati      Valentine’s day

Carnevale                        Carnival – Mardi Gras

Martedì Grasso                Fat Tuesday

Mercoledì delle ceneri       Ash Wednesday

Quaresima                       Lent

Pasqua                            Easter


Poesia                            poem

Gruppo Cultura Italian       Italian Group for Culture

Inverno                            Winter

Calza                               sock – stocking

Letterina                           short letter

Stile di vita                       lifestyle

Funicolare                        funicular railway

Segreto                            secret

Maschere                         masks – Also the traditional

                                        characters of Carnival

Coriandoli e stelle filanti      confetti and streamers

Rinascimento                      Renaissance

Ballo in maschera               Masquerade ball

Commedia dell” Arte           Comedy of crafts

Una bonta                          a delicacy

Calle                                 narrow streets in Venice

Buonissimo                       extremely good

Here you have it, a full list of words for you to practice.

Which is your favorite Italian word?

Remember, If you live in Frederick County (MD), Montgomery County (MD), Washington Metropolitan Area, and the Princeton (NJ) Area, and you are interested in Italian language classes visit my website www.sharingmyitaly.com  You will also find information on cooking classes and consultation for custom designed trip in Italy.

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