Ten Italian words stolen into English and reinvented

May 08, 2019 328

When you started studying Italian, we're sure you quickly noticed that lots of words look quite similar to English. These are often the ones we find easiest to remember. Some Italian words are similar to English when both have a Latin root - so we can thank the academic language for helping us better understand Italian.

Easy examples are adjectives like impossibile and difficile, or verbs like aggiustare (to fix, or adjust). Although sometimes the meaning has shifted over time, creating some classic “false friends”, such as annoiarsi (“to get bored”, not “to annoy”)  Other more modern Italian words can also look familiar. Not be

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