la marmotta

Spring has sprung…? Winter is not my favorite season, and I always look forward to the spring thaw and the return of flowers and leaves on the trees after Christmas is over. Since Groundhog Day is approaching, I figured a theme on spring was in order!

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la marmotta, which means groundhog or marmot.

See the noun used below:

In America ogni 2 febbraio gli americani festeggiano “La giornata della marmotta.” Se la marmotta che esce dalla tana vede la propria ombra, l’inverno dura ancora sei settimane. Se invece è nuvoloso e la marmotta non vede la propria ombra, la primavera arriva prima. Incrociamo le dita!

In the United States, Americans celebrate “Groundhog Day” every February 2. If the groundhog that comes out of the burrow see its shadow, winter lasts 6 more weeks. If instead it is cloudy and the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring comes early. Fingers crossed!

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