le lenticchie

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the plural noun le lenticchie (sing. la lenticchia), which means lentils. Did you know that eating lentils on New Year’s Eve is meant to bring you money and riches in the new year? This is presumably because the small little lentils look like coins!

See our noun used below:

In Italia, per il cenone del 31 dicembre è tradizione mangiare lenticchie: la loro forma ricorda simbolicamente delle monete. Le mangiamo come augurio che l’anno che sta per arrivare ci porti soldi e ricchezza.

In Italy for New Year’s Eve dinner it is tradition to eat lentils: their form symbolically resembles coins. We eat them to herald in the year that is about to arrive to bring us money and riches.

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