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Che vuol dire "elementi di fatto"?

Nel racconto Fosforo dal libro Il sistema periodico, di Primo Levi, ho letto (grassetto mio):      In Largo Cairoli sapevo già tutto: o meglio, possedevo tutti gli elementi di...

Asked on 12/28/2021

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Cosa significa "equipaggio" in questo passaggio?

Nel racconto Fosforo dal libro Il sistema periodico, di Primo Levi, ho letto (grassetto mio):      Circolare per Milano in bicicletta non aveva allora nulla di temerario, e portare...

Asked on 12/14/2021

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It's very uncommon for Italian words to end in consonants, but vast number of Latin words do. Why?

The vast, vast majority of native Italian words (i.e. words not imported from another language) end in vowels. It's very uncommon for Italian words to stop at a consonant. Yet,...

Asked on 12/11/2021 by user6503

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Significato di "da buon patto" in questo contesto

Nel racconto Fosforo dal libro Il sistema periodico, di Primo Levi, ho letto (grassetto mio):      Mi misi al lavoro, pochissimo persuaso, persuaso invece che il Commendatore, e magari...

Asked on 11/22/2021

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What does "Boh!" mean, precisely?

I often heard people saying "Boh!" especially, but not only, when I stayed in Rome. However, I'm unsure what the intended meaning of "Boh!" is, either in Rome or elsewhere....

Asked on 11/20/2021 by Kyriakos Kyritsis

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How do you typically refer to a fellow Italian in different settings (formal, informal or the homestead)?

The Russians have different forms for the name in each setting. For example - Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov will be referred to as -Vladimir Ilyich by juniors or those lower in...

Asked on 11/17/2021

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Is the -ino suffix a diminution?

What is the difference between surnames like Sorrento and Sorrentino? Extending this to names, how do names like Tommaso and Tommasino differ? Is there any suffix which works exactly opposite...

Asked on 11/08/2021

1 answer

Differenze tra i sinonimi di "seno"

Vorrei sapere che differenze di utilizzo ci sono tra le parole il seno, la tetta, il petto....

Asked on 09/27/2021

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Difference between "fuggire" "sfuggire" "scappare" "correre"

Difference between "correre" and "fuggire" are understandable. First is "run" and second more like "run away" as I suppose. But what about "fuggire" and "scappare" in dictionaries they have almost...

Asked on 09/27/2021

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"Screenshot" in italiano

Uno "screenshot" si rende in spagnolo come "captura de pantalla" o, in modo più colloquiale, come "pantallazo". Mi chiedo se esista qualche espressione italiana più o meno usuale per tradurre...

Asked on 09/27/2021

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