Are “paisan” and “capisc’” really Italian?

Ep. 5 Italian – Are “Paisan” & “Capisce” Really Italian?

In this episode, we talk with two native Italian speakers, Simona Westlund and Simona Gentile, about how Italian differs from other romance languages and the variations of the language across different regions of the country. We then trace the Italian origins of terms commonly used in English, such as “paisan”. And as always, we leave you with a discussion on interesting Italian idioms or phrases. Capisce?

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