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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Support the Podcast and Join my Patreon HERE — https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish Check Out the NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! – https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast TRANSCRIPT – https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/12/07/england-vs-france-an-historic-rivalry/ On Saturday, 10th December, England will play France in the World Cup quarter final. The rivalry between England and France is one of the longest and most influential in Europe – it has led to wars, battles, arguments, and much more. Let’s discuss the history of French and English relations and talk about why there is such a rivalry! You may also like… 190. Why are People Protesting in China? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 189. Why is Scotland in the UK? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 188. Should We Boycott the Qatar World Cup? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM – thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  Blog – thinkinginenglish.blog YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast Vocabulary List Rival (n) – a person, company, product, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area He beat his closest rival by 25% Rivalry (n) – a situation in which people, businesses, etc. compete with each other for the same thing: There is a rivalry between the three brothers Conquest (n) – taking control or possession of foreign land, or a group of people, by force The Norman conquest of England introduced French vocabulary to Britain Victorious (adj) – having won a game, competition, election, war, etc The victorious team were loudly cheered by their fans. To invade (v) – to enter a country by force with large numbers of soldiers in order to take possession of it The Mongolians tried, and failed, to invade Japan twice Ally (n) – a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one During the First World War, Turkey was an ally of Germany. To veto (v) – to refuse to allow something In 1961, President De Gaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the Common Market Favourite (n) – the person, team, or animal most people expect to win a race or competition France are one of the favourites to — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/support
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