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Utilize similarities between English and Italian

English and Italian belong to different language families. English is a "Germanic" language whereas Italian is a member of the family of "Romanic" languages. Nevertheless these two languages have many resemblances. You can utilize these similarities.

There are lots of words in Italian, which resemble their English counterparts quite a lot. The following list names a few of these words:

ItalianEnglishItalianEnglish


Exercise
Try to guess the English meaning of the following Italian words by utilizing the similarities between Italian and English.

Example:
forma
form

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metro
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giacca
?
simpatico
?
frenetico
?
circa
?
piazza
?
riso
?
congresso
?
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