la marea

image of waves crashing against the rocks in Sicily

This week’s theme is going to be about the beach! After this long winter, I know I am ready for summer! Accompanying each of our posts this week will be pictures of the Italian seaside and coast taken by my friend, Danilo.

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la marea, which means tide.

In Italian, one says l’alta marea for high tide and la bassa marea for low tide.

See the noun used below:

Le maree sono causate dalla luna, dal sole e dalla geografia. Per esempio, negli Stati Uniti, a Cape Cod, ci sono la bassa e l’alta marea due volte al giorno.

The tides are caused by the moon, by the sun, and by geography. For example, in the United States on Cape Cod, there are low and high tides twice a day.

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