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A

abbrazzari – to embrace
abbunnanzza – abundance
abiti – clothes
accappatoriu – bathrobe
accenniri – to light up
accettari – to accept
acchiappari – to grab
accuminzari – to begin
aceddu – bird
acitu – sour
acitu – vinegar
acula – eagle
addivintari – to become
agghiu – garlic
agustu – August
aieri – yesterday
alagusta – lobster
albergu – hotel
almenu – at least
americanu – American
ammazzari – to kill
ananassu – pineapple
aneddu – ring
annu – year
annuiari – to annoy
antipaticu – nasty
apertu – open
appenniri – to hang
aringa – herring
ariuportu – airport
arvulu – tree
assegnu – check
assulatu – sunny
attentu – careful
attrici – actress
auitu – high
autru – another
aviri – to have
avvucatu – lawyer
azzurru – blue

B

babbu – stupid
baccalaru – dry salted cod
bagagghiu – baggage
bagnu – bath
balena – whale
ballari – to dance
bannera – flag
barcuni – balcony
Baroccu – Baroque
batellu – boat
battiri – to knock
bedda – beautiful
beddu – handsome
beni – well
benvinutu – welcome
biancu – white
bibblioteca – library
biddizza – beauty
bigliettu – ticket
binariu – train platform
birritta – cap
biscottu – biscuit
bisognu – need
bistecca – steak
biunnu – blond
bivanna – drink
biviri – to drink
bona notti – good night
bona sira – good evening
bon giornu – good morning
bonu – good
bracciulettu – bracelet
brazzu – arm
brodu – broth
buggiardu – liar
burru – butter
bursa – handbag
busta – envelope
buttigghia – bottle
buttuni – button

C

caccociuli – artichokes
caffè doppiu – double espresso
caffè macchiatu – coffee with a drop of milk
calendariu – calendar
camiuni – truck
canciari – to change; to exchange
cannolu – sweet ricotta–filled tube
cantu – corner
canusciri – to get to know
cappeddu – hat
cappuccinu – cappuccino
capu – boss, leader
cartellu – road sign
casedda – toolbooth
cattidrali – cathedral
cavaddu – horse
cca – here
cecu – blind
celu – sky
centu – hundred
chianciri – to cry
chiù – more
chiudiri – to close
chiummu – lead
chiuvusu – rainy
ciciri – chickpeas
cipudda – onion
ciriveddu – brain
cocciutu – stubborn
cociri – to cook
cognetturari – to guess
comunqui – however, anyway
cori – heart
coriu – leather
corpu – body
costruiri – to construct
cotidianu – newspaper
cuda – tail
cumeddia – comedy
cuscinu – cousin

D

danaru – money
danniggiari – to injure
dannu – damage
dari – to give
dda – there
debbitu – debt
debbuli – weak
deci – ten
decidiri – to decide
defenniri – to defend
depositu – deposit
desiderari – to desire
destinu – destiny
deviri – to have to
diavulu – devil
diggiriri – to digest
dilicatu – sensitive, delicate
dintista – dentist
direttu – local train
diri – to say, tell
diriggiri – to direct
discursu – speech
disponibbili – available
distanti – distant
Diu – God
divertimentu – pleasure
dollaru – dollar
doppu – afterward
dormiri – to sleep
dubbiu – doubt
duci – sweet
duluri – pain
dumani – tomorrow
dumanna – question
dumannari – to inquire
duminica – Sunday
duru – hard
dutturi – doctor
duviri – to have to
duzzina – dozen
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