sbrigare

Today’s Parola del Giorno is verb sbrigare, which means to have things to handle/take care of, often errands but not only. You will often hear Italians use this verb when they are asked what they did during the day or to explain why they can/cannot do something, as in our example below:

Ciao, Marina, scusa, ma non posso prendere quel caffè con te dopo pranzo; so già che ho cose da sbrigare per mamma. Magari domani?

Hi, Maria, sorry, but I can’t get that coffee with you after lunch; I already know I have things to take care of for mom. Perhaps tomorrow?

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