il pipistrello

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il pipistrello, which means bat.

This noun comes from the Latin vespertilio; the prefix vesper– comes from the Latin meaning sera or evening. Given that bats are acting at night, this comes as no surprise!

See the noun used below:

Marco ha paura dei pipistrelli da quando era un ragazzino. Dopo aver visto il film di Dracula, pensava che tutti i pipistrelli volessero bere il suo sangue!

Marco has been afraid of bats since he was a boy. After seeing the film “Dracula,” he thought all bats wants to drink his blood!