January 14, 2019
Pronounced: Cè'na (Dizionario Italiano Garzanti). Chay-nah (Roberto's Americanized version).
Meaning: Dinner Vorrei una prenotazione per la cena (I would like a reservation for dinner). The word cena is as important to learn as yesterday's word, pranzo, and for the same reasons. Food plays an important role in learning the language. Like people of most cultures, Italians love to talk about food: what and where one is eating, cooking, and so on. Again, at la cena ask for menus (la lista) in Italian and expand your vocabulary. Note: I show the pronunciation of each Word of the Day as found in Dizionario Italiano Garzanti, followed by Roberto's (Americanized) pronunciation of each daily word. To listen to a native Italian speaker say the Word of the Day click here, http://www.vocabolaudio.com/it/cena then click the audio symbol next to the word.