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The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body Posted by on Apr 20, 2018

Do you enjoy a good detective story? Here’s the beginnings of a rather gruesome one! Ispettore Augusto is a hardened detective. He’s not bothered by blood and gore. With his many years of experience he’s seen it all. What he can’t tolerate though is the particularly gruesome vocabulary of his grammatically challenged assistant Tenente Ciceri!…

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Objects Made from Body Parts Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, when I was helping Geoff with our article Mixed Up Body Parts!, I was sitting on the sofa with my arm resting on the armrest, and the word il bracciolo (the armrest) came into my mind. I thought to myself: “Il bracciolo obviously has its roots in the word braccio…

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The human body Posted by on Mar 17, 2009

Today we are going to study anatomy: il corpo umano (the human body)! The human body in fact presents an incredible array of irregular words in the Italian language, which can be very confusing for a non-Italian speaker when constructing sentences. This is not a comprehensive list of the parts of the body however as…

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