abbattuto

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the adjective abbattuto, which means shot down. Note that the adjective is also the past participle of the verb abbattere (to shoot down). This word has been in the Italian press a lot in the last week or so due to a recent altercation between Russian and Turkish planes.

See our example below:

Le relazioni diplomatiche fra la Turchia e la Russia sono molto delicate, dato che la Turchia non vuole scusarsi per quell’aereo abbattuto sopra la Siria.

Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Russia are very delicate since Turkey does not want to apologize for that airplane shot down over Siria.

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