fare la colletta

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression, fare la colletta, which means to take up a collection, as if often done in churches and by charities in order to help the poor or those in need. See the expression used below in its context:

L’altra sera i parrocchiani hanno fatto la colletta per un barbone che non mangiava da diversi giorni.

The other evening the congregation took up a collection for a homeless man who had not been eating for several days.

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