Meaning of ZERBINO in Italian

Zerbino in Italian

Zerbino is the Italian translation for doormat.

OriginFrom the Arab word zirbī, “carpet, cushion”
Pronunciation/d͡zɛrˈbiːno/

A zerbino is also used figuratively to mean a person who is meek and lets others walk all over them.

Zerbino
Doormat


Zerbino in Italian: Different forms

Like most nouns in Italian, zerbino has two articles (definite or indefinite articles) and two numbers (singular or plural).

Uno zerbino
A doormat

Degli zerbini
Some doormats

Lo zerbino
The doormat

Gli zerbini
The doormat

a green doormat

Zerbino in Italian: Examples

Ricordati di pulirti le scarpe sullo zerbino prima di entrare in casa.
Remember to wipe your shoes on the doormat before entering the house.

Davanti all’ingresso c’è uno zerbino a forma di testa di panda.
In front of the entrance is a doormat in the shape of a panda head.

Ho lavato gli zerbini e li ho stesi fuori ad asciugare.
I washed the doormats and laid them out to dry.


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