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This post is doubly special to me. One, because I have been learning the Italian language since close to a year now and these words that I share motivate me to learn more and do better each day, and two because it brings me closer to my audience and to the Italians.

Not only do I get encouraged by them whenever I speak even a small sentence (full of mistakes) but I also hear from a different section of people who don’t know the language at all but are curious to learn and share.

When this post on “Charming Italian Words” was started, I had no idea it would be so popular. Grazie Mille a tutti. Thank YOU very much everyone.

Continuing the series now, here are some more of my favorite Italian words. Hope you enjoy this list and learn some more from my meagre reading. Buona Lettura!

Sinistra: it means the direction Left.

Altrettanto: love the sound of it. It means likewise.

Truccarsi: To put make up 😉

Ecco: Here is, here are, there is, there are..

Fazzoletto: Handkerchief. Never has a word been prettier.


Garbuglio: Just like it’s name it means muddle.

Zerbino: Doormat. Very cute isn’t it?

Smeraldo: It means the jewel Emerald. Quite easy and lovely.

Bacio: A peck of kiss ❤ need I say more??

Ciccione: Fat and chubby 😀 Haha!

Bugiardo: A little liar 😉


Azzurro: The color Blue.

Abbastanza: Sufficient.

Pezzetto: Pieces.

Leggermente: Somewhat, lightly.

My favorites from the list are ciccone, leggermente (I want to use it often) and fazzoletto 🙂 And yours?