Saturday, January 3, 2015

Word of The Week

nuovo - new

Yup, that's my haul from the sales this morning, lots of cose nuove (new things)! As nuovo is an adjective it has to agree with the noun it's describing, so libro nuovo is a new book, casa nuova is a new house, scarpe nuove new shoes, and pantaloni nuovi new trousers. It's also the beginning of an anno nuovo, a new year in Italy; but one of the phrases used to wish people a happy new year (as well as the ever-present multi-use auguri) doesn't actually include the word nuovo - it's just buon anno, good year.

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