Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la merenda, which means snack. In Italy, it is often consumed in the mid-afternoon after school or during a break (una pausa) at work. See the noun used below:
La mia merenda preferita da bambino era pane e marmellata di mele. Mia nonna me la preparava ogni pomeriggio alle 4.
My favorite snack when I was a child was bread and apple marmalade. My grandmother used to prepare it for me every afternoon at 4 PM.