Tortellini, linguine and fettuccine are all names of pasta that we as English speakers use pretty frequently. In fact, we use quite a lot of Italian words and probably don’t even realize. Check out this list of 10 common English words that come from Italian origin.
Meaning barman or bartender.
The artwork you see within cities that are usually done without permission.
The high heels girls love to wear.
The yummy vegetable from the cabbage family.
Although it means a famous female opera singer, it can commonly be used towards a female who is temperamental and self-absorbed.
Shortened from the Italian word apartamento.
What we know as the meat that goes on pizza, the Italian word pepperoni actually means peppers.
Named after the city of Genoa in Italy where jeans were first manufactured.
The word concert comes from the Italian word concertare which means to harmonize.
Arugula got its name from the Italian name for this plant, rucola.
Do you know any other words we use that come from Italian origin? (Other than every pasta name). Let us know in the comments.
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