l’acidume

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun l’acidume, which can have two meanings. The first is the literal mean: acidic/sour taste/smell. The second is more metaphorical and can be used to describe someone with a sour disposition.

Non lasciare per troppo tempo il pesce nel frigo o la puzza di acidume sarà insopportabile.

Don’t leave the fish in the fridge for too long, or the sour smell will be unbearable.

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or

Non sopporto più il comportamento di Gianfranco! Perché deve sempre far vedere a tutti il suo acidume? Non riesce proprio ad essere simpatico?

I can’t stand Gianfranco’s behavior anymore. Why does he always have make everyone see his sour disposition? He really is unable to be nice?

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