l’anatroccolo

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun l’anatroccolo, which means ducklingSee 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.

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Other useful words:

l’anatra : duck

il brutto anatroccolo : ugly duckling