la sbornia

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la sbornia, which means bender. 

A bender is a wild drinking spree that someone might do when they are partying on vacation or perhaps are depressed or upset about something. In Italian, you can also say prender(si) una sbornia, which means to go on a bender. 

See the noun used below:

Giacomo e io siamo preoccupati per Tommaso. Tre giorni fa Lucia l’ha cacciato di casa e lui, depresso, è andato a bere in un locale. Dice che la sbornia è l’unico modo per calmare il suo dolore.

Giacomo and I are worried about Tommaso. Three days ago Lucia kicked him out of the house, and he, being depressed, went to drink in a bar. He says a bender is the only way for him to dull the pain.

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