il diritto

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il diritto. In tennis, the word means forehand.

Don’t forget that diritto can have other meanings in Italian:

  • adjective: straight (such as a straight line)
  • adverb: straight (the direction, such as straight ahead)
  • noun: right
  • noun: law

See the noun used below:

Il diritto è forse il modo principale per colpire la palla quando si gioca a tennis ed è il primo movimento che si impara. Consiste nel colpire la pallina con forza, dandole un movimento ellittico.

The forehand is perhaps the primary way to strike the ball when you play tennis, and it is the first shot you learn. It consists of forcefully hitting the ball, giving it an elliptical movement.

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