voler dire

Ciao a tutti! We’re back with a new set of words; for the next seven days we are going to focus on expressions that involve the verb dire (to say, to mean).

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression voler dire, which means to mean.

Note how in the third person singular of the present tense (see below) that the -e is often left off (vuol dire).

See the expression used below:

Senti, non capisco questa ricetta. Puoi aiutarmi? Perché non so cosa fare. Cosa vuol dire questo?

Listen, I don’t under this recipe. Can you help me? Because I do not know what to do. What does this mean?

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