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Origini ed etimologia della particella 'nee' alla fine di frasi in dialetti del Nord Italia

Soprattutto nel nord-ovest sento spesso usare 'nee' alla fine di talune asserzioni, per esempio: 'Non chiederlo ancora, nee.' 'Prendi il libro, nee.' 'Sono stanco ora, nee.' Sapreste dirmi ...

grammar etymology regional  
asked by Kyriakos Kyritsis 9 votes
answered by Gabriele Petronella 11 votes

What does "bella ciao" mean literally?

Is "bella" considered as an adjective and "ciao" as a noun? OR "bella" is the addressee and "ciao" is an interjection meaning "goodbye". Stated differently, is it translated as "beautiful goodbye/ ...

word-meaning meaning grammar vocabulary grammatical-analysis  
asked by OS1799 10 votes
answered by Federico Poloni 7 votes

What does the word "pizza" mean in Italian?

I've recently heard from a friend that the word "pizza" means "pie" in Italian. This sounds like an almost too obvious falsehood to me... But it seems to be corroborated by ...

word-meaning  
asked by Guy Passy 4 votes
answered by Easymode44 4 votes

Meaning of “meno male”

I'm learning to speak Italian (along with my wife and 2 year old), and so we were watching Peppa Pig the other day. We heard a phrase used that seemed like a response to “mi dispiace”, and we think ...

meaning phrase-request  
asked by random_forest_fanatic 7 votes
answered by DaG 5 votes

Perché a volte si utilizza la V per scrivere la U?

Qualcuno conosce il motivo per il quale a volte viene utilizzata, a livello grafico, la lettera V per indicare la U? Come, ad esempio, "Palazzo di Givstizia"

orthography  
asked by WalterV 8 votes
answered by Riccardo De Contardi 6 votes

Can a text in Latin be understood by an educated Italian who never had any formal teaching of that language?

Of all Latin derived languages, I presume Italian is the closest to Latin. This is just an assumption which I presume is correct. For this reason, I've always wondered whether an average educated ...

translation latin  
asked by Centaurus 20 votes
answered by DaG 18 votes

Cosa significa e dove si usa l'espressione "acca 24"?

Giulia e Arianna parlano di Laura: Giulia: "Laura è eccessivamente impegnata nelle questioni sociali". Arianna: "Si, è vero! Il suo impegno acca 24 inizia proprio ad urtarmi". ...

word-meaning word-usage  
asked by Kyriakos Kyritsis 8 votes
answered by leoredi 19 votes
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