Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun l’anatroccolo, which means duckling. See the noun used below in its context:
Quando ero piccolo avevo quattro anatroccoli gialli, erano bellissimi. In famiglia gli eravamo tutti affezionati, mio nonno gli aveva perfino costruito un laghetto per farli nuotare.
When I was little, I had four yellow ducklings, they were very beautiful. In family we were all fond of them, and my grandfather had even built them a pond in order to get them to swim.
Other useful words:
l’anatra : duck
il brutto anatroccolo : ugly duckling