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Il padrone: owner

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Il padrone del cane è responsabile del comportamento dell'animale. Sentence meaning: The dog's owner is responsible for its behavior.

deludere: to disappoint

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:La squadra ha deluso i suoi tifosi giocando scorrettamente. Sentence meaning: The team disappointed its fans by playing dirty.

rumoroso: noisy

Sat, 10/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Quest'auto è molto rumorosa, secondo me c'è qualcosa che non va. Sentence meaning: This car is very noisy, in my opinion there's something wrong with it.

accendere: to light

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Il ragazzo ha acceso il fuoco per cucinare le salsicce. Sentence meaning: The boy lit the fire to roast the sausages.

La zanzara: mosquito

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Sono stato a passeggiare sul fiume, e le zanzare mi hanno punta dappertutto! Sentence meaning: I went for a walk by the river, and the mosquitoes bit me all over!

osare: to dare

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Ma come osa! Lei non può leggere la mia posta! Sentence meaning: How dare you! You have no right to read my mail!

viaggiare: to travel

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Preferisco viaggiare in aereo piuttosto che in treno, e tu? Sentence meaning: I prefer to travel by plane rather than by train, and you?

principale: main

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Il problema principale di alcuni paesi è la mancanza d'acqua potabile. Sentence meaning: In some countries, the main problem is the lack of drinkable water.

Il cognome: last name

Sun, 04/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Per favore, scriva il suo cognome accanto alla data di nascita. Sentence meaning: Please write your last name beside your birth date.

approfittare: to take advantage

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Ho approfittato dei saldi invernali per comprarmi un cappotto elegante. Sentence meaning: I took advantage of the winter sales to buy a nice coat.

La nebbia: fog

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: noun Example sentence:In autunno c'è sempre una fitta nebbia in questa regione. Sentence meaning: In the fall there is always a thick fog in this area.

così: like that

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: adverb Example sentence:Non rimproverarlo così, non l'ha fatto apposta! Sentence meaning: Don't scold him like that, he didn't do it on purpose!

togliere: to remove

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Togliere le melanzane dal forno dopo mezz'ora e servirle subito. Sentence meaning: Remove the eggplant from the oven after half an hour, and serve them immediately.

scoprire: to realize

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Ogni giorno scopro di amarti più del giorno prima. Buon San Valentino! Sentence meaning: Every day I realize that I love you more than the day before. Happy St. Valentine's Day.

bere: to drink

Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Ieri sera ho bevuto troppo vino ed oggi ho un forte mal di testa. Sentence meaning: Last night I drank too much wine, and today I have a horrible headache.

stradale: road

Sat, 27/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:I cartelli stradali non erano chiari e ci siamo persi. Sentence meaning: The road signs weren't clear so we got lost.

cercare: to look for

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Ho perso un orecchino nell'erba; è meglio se lo cerco prima che faccia buio. Sentence meaning: I've lost an earring in the grass; I had better look for it before it gets dark.

semplicemente: simply

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: adverb Example sentence:Esprimetevi più semplicemente e la gente capirà! Sentence meaning: Express yourself more simply, and people will understand!

scappare: to escape

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: verb Example sentence:I ladri sono scappati su uno scooter rubato. Sentence meaning: The thieves escaped on a stolen scooter.

L'educazione: manners

Sun, 21/10/2018 - 10:00
Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Ringraziare è una regola di base della buona educazione. Sentence meaning: Saying thank you is a basic rule of good manners.

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