Today my students
kindly reminded me that Italian school children can be very rumoroso at eight in the morning!
Therefore this weeks word is: Rumoroso [rumo’roso]
What does it mean? It means loud.
Why is it my word of the week? As you can tell by the opening sentence my students this morning were very loud. I don’t often start at work at eight, but today I did and I was reminded that even though it is eight in the morning Italians are loud as ever (see the above picture)!
Here are some useful phrases.
Per l’amor del cielo! – For crying out loud!
Forte e chiaro – Loud and clear.
ridere fragorosamente/ridere di gusto – Laugh out loud
Remember that you have speak louder than normal when you are speaking to a group of Italians. If you don’t good luck being heard!