le smancerie

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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, le smancerie, which means mawkishness. It is often used with the verb, fare, to mean to gush, such as when someone expresses themselves in an extravagant manner.  See the noun used below:

Non sopporto quando i miei compagni di scuola stanno a farsi le smancerie davanti a tutti, capisco che sono fidanzati novelli e che per loro è tutto rose e fiori per ora. È snervante assistere al loro sbaciucchiarsi e scambiarsi effusioni costante!

I can’t stand when my class mates are gushing in front of every one, I understand that they are have new boyfriends for them life is a bed of roses now. It is exasperating watching them smooch and constantly kiss and cuddle!

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