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.
‘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!’