Italian Word Of The Week: Antipatico
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Working on your Italian learning online is perfect during the lockdown: as soon as you have some free time at home you can easily access a number of great resources and learn something new.
For example, you can grow your vocabulary: reading something or watching videos is a great way to pick up some new words to discover and use straight away.
Sometimes is also good to focus on a specific word and work on it a little bit: finding out its origin and how it is commonly used in the language is always very interesting!
Even a single word per week is a huge improvement! The goal is not only reading its meaning and understanding its use, but using it as much as possible speaking Italian.
It’s a real challenge, but in a short period of time you will learn many new words.
Our word of the week is a useful one!
“Antipatico” means “unpleasant” and you can use it for people or situations that you don’t like.
This Italian word comes from Greek: ἀντιπάϑεια (antipátheia) means “aversion, dislike” and is made by ἀντί (anti), which means “against” and πάϑος (pàthos), which is “passion”.
In these examples you will understand how to use it!
|Il nuovo fidanzato di mia sorella è veramente antipatico.||My sister’s new boyfriend is really unpleasant.|
|Parlare senza guardare le persone negli occhi è un comportamento davvero antipatico.||Speaking without looking in the eyes is a really unpleasant behaviour.|
|Stasera non fare l’antipatico con i miei genitori!||Tonight don’t be unpleasant with my parents!|
Who or what do you find “antipatico”? It’s not difficult to make a little list and practise!
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