Episode 2

Do you make these typical tourist mistakes?


December 20th, 2016

5 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Do you know what a panini is? It might not be exactly what you think. In today's episode, we're talking about words which seem the same in Italian and English, but are actually different. Along the way, we'll help you avoid some of the most common mistakes tourists make in Italy. As always happens in Italy, we ended up talking mostly about food!  

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Today's Italian words
Panino = Sandwich
Panini = Sandwiches
Biscotto = biscuit
Biscotti = biscuits
Un caffè = A short strong coffee (espresso) that Italians normally drink
Caffè americano = a long coffee (the way people normally drink it in America and UK)
Latte macchiato = The real Italian word for caffè latte
Bruschetta = Bruschetta (remember to pronounce it with a hard K sound, like brusKetta)
Peperoni = bell peppers (the vegetable, not the meat!)