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Shark in Italian
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Italian synonyms for shark Word Usage pescecane This is the newer word, entering the lexicon around the 17th century, literally meaning "dogfish". In the past 50 years it has decreased in ...

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Any Italians pronouncing pèsca and pésca differently?
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In Standard Italian they are indeed pronounced distinctly, but the distribution of open and closed vowels in Italian can vary greatly depending on the dialect (due to the influence of regional ...

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Can a noun have two definite articles?
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There are a few different ways the same (orthographic) word can take two different gendered articles: Homographs Some non-cognate words of distinct genders are coincidentally spelled identically: ...

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Multilingual dictionaries of mathematical terms
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Wikipedia has these lists: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:Matematica/Traduzioni comprising English/Italian, French/Italian, German/Italian (and vice versa).

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List of Italian proper names and common diminutives
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There are indeed such Wiktionary pages, though they are not exhaustive and do not contain much further information: Wiktionary: Italian male given names (830) Wiktionary: Italian diminutives of male ...

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I need to know how to pronounce the name "Job" in Italian
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The author of the paper was Paul Job. Though it was published in an Italian journal, Job was French - a student of Georges Urbain and cousin of André Job1, teaching at the Ecole nationale supérieure ...

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Cosa significa "cazzelappeso"?
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La parola viene dal dialetto minturnese: Tutto questo mondo caleidoscopico si può rintracciare con facilità nella lingua che è certamente elegante, solida e soprattutto brillante, anche se spesso si ...

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Is the expression "arco di Noè" (used in Sicily for "rainbow") related to "L'arca di Noè"?
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Given its superficial similarity and that all examples of its use on Google Books appear to be from Sicilian authors, it seems that Arco di Noè clearly derives from the Sicilian arcu di Nuè. ...

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Complete list of nonforeign spelling exceptions involving the use of the letter "h" in Italian?
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From the Italian Orthography Wikipedia page (translated): Grapheme 〈h〉 In Italian 〈h〉 is a so-called "silent" letter, i.e. without a phonological value (although in some cases it may indicate ...

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List of pairs of words (having different meaning) differing only in a stressed final e vowel (which must be either è or é)?
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As far as I'm aware, the only pair of words spelled as such in Italian are: bè1 vs Bé3 The list increases somewhat if you expand your criteria from words ending ...è vs ...é to words with terminal ...

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Is it a common Italian practice the use of definite article for feminine proper names, like in Veneto region?
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Multiple sources make note of how this phenomenon is commonly encountered in vernacular speech, specifically in northern Italy. However it is stigmatized in formal and written Italian: ... in some ...

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Etimologia di "biocca"
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Biocca è una parola romanesca che significa chioccia: La chioccia, biocca in Roma, la gallina c'ha i pulcini; Lexicon Tetraglotton, an English-French-Italian-Spanish Dictionary (1660) È ...

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What are the rules for which letter combinations require a mid-word pause?
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Double consonants are stressed/made slightly longer than single consonants, but this stress exhibits differently depending on the type of consonant. The 'little pause' you have been taught is just ...

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