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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb, spalcanare, which means to fling or to throw open. See the verb used below in its context:
Quando d’inverno spalancavo le finestre di casa, mia nonna mi rimproverava dicendomi: “Chiudi le finestre, è freddo! Dove vivi, al Colosseo?”
When during the winter I used to fling open the windows, my grandmother would scold me, saying to me: “Close the windows, it’s cold out! Where do you live, in the Colosseum?”
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