spezzare il cuore (a qualcuno)

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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression, spezzare il cuore (a qualcuno), which means to break someone’s heart. See the expression used below in its context:

L’altro giorno mi ha telefonato un amico. Era disperato perché sua moglie gli ha spezzato il cuore: dopo solo un mese di matrimonio, infatti, lo ha lasciato per andare a vivere con il migliore amico di lui. Che storia tragica!

The other day my friend phoned me. He was frantic because his wife broke his heart: after only a month of marriage, sure enough, she left him to go and live with his best friend. What a tragic story!

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Updates:

: Several users over the past month have asked for a kind of digest of the words used. Starting this month, we will publish the words from the previous month in a sort of digest/magazine format. Future issues will profile Italian cities and regions, highlight Italian grammar as well as a list of all the previous words and phrases. Price will range from $1.00-$2.00 depending on length and content.

: Our print version of “Il vero italiano” is almost ready for purchase! I apologize that it is taking so long, but, in order to sell on sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the book has to meet some strict standards, and that requires reviewing several proofs. The price on Lulu.com will be $11.99. The price on Amazon.com and other booksellers will be $14.99.

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