Italian Words Used In English (Borrowed Words)

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Italian words used in English!

Not everyone word used in English is original! In fact, much of our language is borrowed from other parts of the world! Check out these borrowed terms!

Espresso/Cappuccino….

Many of the different styles of ‘espresso’ based coffee beverage borrow the Italian names – espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, americano, etc…

“Every morning I drink a cappuccino, at 11am I have an espresso, and if I need energy in the afternoon I’ll drink a small Americano… I think I drink too much coffee!”

Barista

A barista is the person making drinks in a cafe, especially coffee based beverages (don’t confuse it with ‘barrister’ – a type of lawyer in the UK legal system)

“My brother worked as a barista in London for a while”

Finale

Describes the exciting last part of a show or series. Often used as part of the phrase ‘grande finale’

“Oh, it’s the grand finale of America’s Got Talent tonight!”

Graffiti

Graffiti refers to drawings, artist, and writing on public places like buildings, walls, and bridges

“Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world”

Can you think of any other foreign words used in English?


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