Meaning of CURIOSARE in Italian

What’s the meaning of curiosare in Italian? Read on to find out why with example sentences and audio recordings.

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What does curiosare mean in Italian?

Curiosare is an informal translation for to snoop, to pry, to look around. It’s a neutral word, with no connotations. It depends on the context whether it is positive or negative. In itself, it just means you feel a need to “snoop around”.

How do you pronounce it?

Curiosare
To snoop, to pry

Its pronunciation is similar to coo-ree-oh-SAH-reh. Be careful not to add a -y sound to the final -e. Italian vowel sounds are clean.

Curiosare comes from the adjective curioso, “curious, inquisitive” or “strange”. From curious you also get curiosità, “curiosity”. These words are cognates.

a spy cat

Examples with curiosare in Italian

You can nose around flowers, or browse around antique markets. You can also rummage through old vinyl records or snoop in your mom’s drawers…

Il gatto curiosava tra i fiori in giardino.
The cat was nosing around among the garden flowers.

Mi piace curiosare nei mercatini dell’antiquariato.
I like to browse around antique markets.

La mia vicina di casa continua a curiosare dalla finestra.
My neighbor keeps prying from the window.

I bambini amano curiosare nei cassetti.
Children love to snoop in drawers.

Mi sono divertito a curiosare tra i vecchi vinili in cantina.
I had fun rummaging through old vinyl records in the basement.

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