lo smartphone

Today’s Parola del Giorno and our last for our theme on mobile phones is the noun lo smartphone, which means smartphoneItalian has other words for mobile phones: il cellulare or il telefonino. This English word that has been borrowed is heard quite often, and it is common to hear in conversation as well as seen in advertisements.

Questo Natale mi regalerò un nuovo smartphone, visto che quello che ho adesso si è rotto cadendo per terra. Non riesco più a cliccare sullo schermo e quando faccio chiamate, l’altra persona non riesce a sentirmi bene.

This Christmas I will get myself a new smartphone as a gift since what I have now broke when it fell to the ground. I can’t use the screen anymore and when I make calls, the other person can’t hear me well.

Nota bene: Lo smartphone is invariable. The plural is gli smartphone.

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