Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Words and Phrases - 10 words from Italian

Hello Everyone!

    The Italian language is a significant contributor to the English language. We may use many English words in our day to day life without realising they have been derived from the Italian language. Have a look at the below paragraph, and identify the words that have been adopted to English from Italian.

   "I ate vegetable bruschetta as a starter. It was followed by cheese macaroni Pasta al dente in main course, al fresco. It contained broccoli, parmesan cheese, macaroni pasta and oregano. I finished off with pistachio gelato."

   Few words you might have used many times but could not identify as Italian loan words. Following are the words and their origins:

Bruschetta : Slices of bread that have been broiled, rubbed with garlic, brushed with olive oil, seasoned with salt, and layered with any of various toppings such as chopped tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, or ham.

                    Derived from Italian, brusco, "charred, toasted"