zappare

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb, zappare, which means to hoe or to dig. See the verb used below in its context:

Quando ero piccolo mia nonna mi raccontava sempre di un suo zio contadino al quale piaceva molto zappare la terra la mattina presto e irrigare il terreno per piantare patate, pomodori e quant’altro. Per lui era un toccasana.

When I was young, my grandmother always used to tell me about one of her farmer uncles who liked to hoe the ground early in the morning and water the soil to plant potatoes, tomatoes and what have you. For him it was a cure-all.

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