la buonanima

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la buonanima. This noun is not easy to translate – it literally means good soul and is an honorific used to describe someone who has passed away. It is usually translated as The latethe blessed or the dearly departed. It can also be used as an adjective, too. See the noun used below in its context:

Quando era in vita, la buonanima della mia vicina mi portava sempre la frutta del suo orto. Era davvero una brava persona e la stimavo molto.

When she was alive, my dearly departed neighbor always brought me fruit from her garden. She was really a wonderful person, and I regarded her very highly.

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