Bland mix of flour, water and a sprinkle of salt. Put it in the oven, though, and it smells like heaven.
Etymology: bread in Italian comes from Latin panis.
Adjectives for bread in Italian
Bread can be…
fatto in casa or casereccio
raffermo or stantio
fresco or appena sfornato
tostato or abbrustolito
Dicono che il pane bianco faccia male.
It is said that white bread is not good for your health.
Puoi andare al supermercato e comprare una confezione di pane a fette?
Can you go to the supermarket and buy a package of sliced bread?
And lastly, in the Lord’s Prayer it can be…
Dacci oggi il nostro pane quotidiano
Give us each day our daily bread
Literally: Give us today our daily bread
Verbs for bread in Italian
infornare or cuocere
tostare or abbrustolire
Taglia il pane e mettilo in tavola, per favore.
Please cut the bread and put it on the table.
Oh no, ho fatto bruciare il pane!
Oh no, I let the bread burn!
Fabio spezza il pane con le dita.
Fabio splits the bread with his fingers.
Sbocconcellare il pane
To nibble at the bread
Other collocations for cookie in Italian
Fetta di pane
Slice of bread
Briciola di pane
Crumb of bread
Tozzo di pane
Chunk of bread
Pezzo di pane
Piece of bread
Boccone di pane
Morsel of bread
Filone di pane
Leaf of bread
Micca di pane
Leaf of bread
Pane alle olive
Bread with olives (inside)
Pane, burro e marmellata
Bread, butter and jam
Mollica di pane
The soft inside the bread
Common sayings with bread in Italian
Mettere a pane e acqua
To give someone only bread and water to eat
Meaning: To punish someone harshly
Rendere pan per focaccia
To give flatbread in exchange for bread
Meaning: To get even
Buono come il pane
As good as bread
Meaning: A very honest and kind person
Trovare pane per i propri denti
To find bread for your teeth
Meaning: To come across a challenge
Usage examples of bread in Italian
Sono andato al negozio a comprare una micca di pane.
I went to the store to buy a leaf of bread.
Il panettiere ha bruciato il pane.
The baker burned the bread.
Puoi tagliare il pane e metterlo in tavola?
Can you slice the bread and put it on the table?
Il pane alle noci è il mio preferito.
Nut bread is my favorite.
Metti sul davanzale il pane che si è avanzato: lo mangeranno gli uccellini.
Put the left over bread on the windowsill: birds will eat it.
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