Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

Word of the Day: Accavallata

Accavallata is an adjective meaning overlapping, or overlying, fitting in the category of, ‘Zvia thinks it sounds cool but isn’t really used ever’ words. It comes from the verb, accavallare, meaning to cross, more specifically to cross ones legs. As a reflexive verb, accavallarsi means to overlap, to pile up, or to crowd. I couldn’t find … Continue reading

Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

Word of the Day: Scoiattolo

Chances are you will never use today’s word, scoiattolo, in Italy. Why? Because there aren’t any squirrels in Italy. At least I’ve never seen one here before… Pronounced skoˈjattolo – in fancy pronunciation writing – it is the Italian word for squirrel. Like I said, this word doesn’t have much use for us expats in Rome/Italy, but it … Continue reading