fare lo gnorri

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression, fare lo gnorri, which means to play dumbLo gnorri is invariable and used for both men and women and comes from the verb, ignorare.  It is almost always used with this expression:

Quando chiedo a mio nipote di sei anni se è lui a nascondermi le chiavi di casa, lui nega sempre e fa lo gnorri. Ma io so per certo che è lui che mi fa questo scherzo!

When I ask my six year old nephew if he is the one hiding my house keys, he always denies it and plays dumb. But I know for sure that he is the one playing this joke on me.

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