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Lots More Charming Italian Words I Love

There is nothing that can replace the joys of writing a blog. For that I am particularly grateful because I have made a lovely circle of friends here, some of whom I have met in real life and some that I hope to meet in future. I am also lucky to have made friends who continuously encourage me to share my experience of Learning Italian. So today I am continuing to share some of my favorite Italian words that I love:

1. Comunque:

Anyway, though.

2. Pettegolezzo:

Gossip

3. Affollata:

Overcrowded

4. Antichissimo:

Very ancient

5. Giornaliero:

Daily

6. Pranzetto:

a small little lunch

7. Oppure:

Or, Otherwise, else.

8. Qua/Qui:

Here

9. Incantare:

To charm

10. Brillo:

Tipsy

11. Nulla:

Nothing

12. Piuttosto:

Rather, instead

13. Prelibatezza:

Delicacy

14. Soggiornare:

To stay

15. Casetta:

Small house or a lodge.

Do tell me your favorites in the comments!

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34 Comments

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    • Ishita
      March 29, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      I love this so much!! Such great captures. Honored to be mentioned cara <3

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  • […] of you who have stuck around on Italophilia for long know that earlier I did posts on Charming Italian Words I loved. Those posts were a hit because they connected with people who are either in Italy or […]

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  • Bath Of Colours
    April 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    You took me to Italy !
    Please visit my blog:
    https://bathofcolours.wordpress.com

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    • Ishita
      May 1, 2017 at 12:59 am

      So glad I could 🙂 surely.

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  • aresidentnomad
    February 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Belissimo! 🙂

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    • Ishita
      February 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Grazie 🙂

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  • Eva
    February 5, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Ishita I love those posts!! Anyway, we call it “pranzetto” because we like to think we’re modest, but it’s never gonna be “small” for real 😀

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    • Ishita
      February 5, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Haha thanks Eva 🙂 the word small isnt the right word for Italian word, right you are!

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  • priyankamahajan26
    February 1, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Nulla is really cute 🙂

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    • Ishita
      February 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Haha i know

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  • pamelaallegretto
    January 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Thank you, karenincalabri, I’m pleased to hear you like the word allegretto. As you see, that is my surname. Auguri!

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  • stellalucentellc
    January 27, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Love your list! I just learned brillo a little while ago myself. Wonder if the British still say legless? That’s another good one and it’s even in my native language!

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    • Ishita
      January 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      haha yeah! nice one. grazie

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  • Darlene
    January 26, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I love all of these words! My favourite is pettegolezzo. What a delightful language!

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    • Ishita
      January 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      It’s beautiful. Great pick!

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  • elliebleu
    January 25, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    The Italian language is beautiful. What a lovely post. 🙂

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    • Ishita
      January 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you Ellie. I appreciate your comment . Indeed

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  • Michelle Williams
    January 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    My fav is miraviglioso!

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    • Ishita
      January 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      I love meraviglioso too! Great pick

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  • Christina's Cucina
    January 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    One of my favorites is bicicletta (bicycle) and the short version bici for bike. I agree with Debra’s comment – love the Italian language – with I knew and could speak it better.

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    • Ishita
      January 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Christina, I love your blog name 🙂 I love the word for bike too. We love slowly slowly get there.

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  • Debra Kolkka
    January 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I did a post like this way back in 2011. Pettegolezzo was on it and is still a favourite. I also love mozzafiato – breathtaking, scombussolato – discombobulated and stupidaggine – foolishness. I do love the Italian language, even if i am only slowly learning it.

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    • Ishita
      January 25, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Do share the post Debra. I was not blogging back then neither following you 🙂 Me too slowly learning (piano piano) I bet you know it so well by now seeing that you spend half a yr there

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  • Tanja
    January 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    nutella 🙂 LOL 🙂

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  • Francis
    January 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    ‘depistaggio’ ‘red herring’

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  • karenincalabria
    January 25, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Brillo! I like the way it sounds – you’re tipsy, but it rings more like a compliment.

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    • Ishita
      January 25, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Haha 🙂 It does I know what you mean. Hope you are well Karen. xx

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      • karenincalabria
        January 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

        Yes, thanks. Just thinking that allegretto and allegro kind of sound good, too. I’ll drink to that!

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        • Ishita
          January 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

          Haha. Cheers!! or should be saying Salute!

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  • kiki1469
    January 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

    As a word that rolls off the tongue, I love pettegolezza, but I also comuque, as ordinary as it is. In part, I like it because it is ordinary and useful. But it’s also ones of those words one can hear often in Italy, as in overhear as parts of conversations, as it makes you feel as if you are making progress and finally understanding. Forza!

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    • Ishita
      January 25, 2017 at 10:29 am

      I agree, comunque is such a beautiful word. Thank you I appreciate the encouragement 🙂

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