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Word of the Day: Bis

Today’s cute, little word of the day, bis, is a Latin adverb meaning twice. Not surprisingly,  since bi is used across many languages to refer to ‘two’ or ‘twice.’

Bis also has a theatrical meaning: an encore. Used in this way, as an exclamation, it means ‘play that part again!’ In other words, a crowd screams out, ‘Bis! Bis!’ when they want to hear a certain part/song for the second time.

Examples:
‘La pasta è così buona, faccio un bis.‘ – The pasta is so good, I’m taking seconds. (I am taking a second portion.)

‘Kanye ha fatto il bis di Gold Digger, la mia canzone preferita!’ – Kanye played Gold Digger twice, my favorite song!’

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