Italian Intermediate II Q1

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coniugato

married

celibe

single (m.)

nubile

single (f.)

l'unghia

nail

il pastore (Sardegna)

shepherd (common in this region)

la pecora

sheep

la capra

goat

semplice (Sardegna)

simple (describes people from this region)

Meglio avere un morto in casa che un pisano all'uscio.

Common Italian saying against people from Pisa.

avaro (Genoa)

eager, greedy (describes people from this region)

la 'ndrangheta

mafia of Calabria

paragonare

to compare with/to

l'eccezione

exception

spericolato

reckless, heedless

pericoloso

dangerous

ottimo

excellent, very good, optimal

tollerante

tolerant

chiunque

whoever

fare la fila

to wait/stand in line

imparare

to learn

accettare

to accept

la classe sociale

social class

la differenza culturale/sociale

cultural/social difference

discriminare

to discriminate

l'extracomunitario

person from outside the EU

illegale

illegal

l'immigrazione

immigration

l'immigrato

immigrant

industrializzato

industrialized

legale

legal

la mentalità aperta/chiusa

open/closed mindedness or mentality

il migrante

migrant

il Paese emergente

developing country

la povertà

poverty

il pregiudizio

prejudice

lo stereotipo

stereotype

lo straniero

foreigner

la tolleranza

tolerance

l'uguaglianza

equality

il visto

visa

fortunato

lucky, fortunate

il permesso di soggiorno

green card

l'assistente familiare, il badante

person who cares for the elderly (2)

badare

to take care of

guadagnare

to earn (money)

abbandonare

to abandon/leave

adattarsi

to adapt

il coraggio

courage

le difficoltà economiche

economic difficulties

l'emigrante

emigrant

fare fortuna

to find good fortune/become wealthy

la generazione

generation

l'ignoto

unknown (n.)

inserirsi

to become integrated

la nostalgia

homesickness, nostalgia

il patrimonio culturale

cultural background

la perseveranza

perseverance

le radici

roots

la ricerca scientifica

scientific research

i tempi duri

hard/tough times

la tradizione

tradition

il profugo

refugee

scavalcare

to climb over

il tendopoli

large tent city for refugees

prendere d'assalto

lay siege to

lo sciame

horde

il sindaco

mayor

dimissionario

resigning (adj.)

l'ondata

wave

lo sbarco

landing, disembarkation

il barcone

big boat, barge

approdare

to land, to shore

susseguirsi

to come one after the other

a ritmo continuo

without interruption

stipare

to cram, to crowd

l'identificazione

identification

l'espulsione

deportation

il ministro

minister

Le Pelagie

islands south of Sicily, between Malta and Tunisia

il ponte aereo

airlift

intanto

meanwhile

il canale

canal, channel

avvistare

to sight

il soccorso

aid, help

la motovedetta

patrol vessel

il porto

port

specare

to waste

il tasso

rate

la virgola

comma

l'omicidio

homicide

il crimine, il reato

the crime (2)

la clandestinità

illegal immigration

la media

mean, average (n.)

addirittura

even (adv.)

denunciato

denounced, reported

il polemico

debate

brutto

ugly, bad, terrible, nasty

sfuggire

to escape, elude

ritenere

to believe, think, consider

supporre

to suppose

disporre

to lay, place, arrange

proporre

to propose

i carciofi

artichokes

lo strumento

instrument

sciogliere (sciolto)

to melt (past participle)

l'impegno

commitment

il bagno turco

steam bath

le manette

handcuffs

edulcorato

mitigated, sweetened, made less harsh

attaccare

to attach

la borsa

stock-market

simile

similar

Oddio!

Oh my god!

la bugia

lie (n.)

soccorrere

to help, to assist

giungere

to arrive (not arrivare)

congiungere

to join; connect

i congiunti

relatives (not parenti)

raggiungere

to reach

la vinicola

where wine is made

l'enoteca

where wine is tested/tasted

fedele

faithful

pio

pious, religious

la giovinezza

youth

d'ora in poi

from now on

il coltello

knife

traslocarsi

to move, to change where you live

avere senso

to make sense

fare il bucato

to do laundry

accoltellare, tagliare

to cut (2)

crescere

to grow

avere sentito parlare molto di

to have heard much about

rispettoso

respectful

lecito

lawful, legitimate

ragionevole

reasonable

l'incubo

snoring (n.)

da...a

from...to (time-span)

la foglia

leaf

umile

humble

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