Word of the day: Dente (Tooth)

Dente (den-te) Masculine singular noun

12654344_10156611151520602_7710440265055139775_n.jpgIl dente – The tooth

I denti – The teeth

Mi fanno male i denti – My teeth hurt.

Dente per dente – A tooth for a tooth.

Si è scheggiato un dente mangiando un grissino – He chipped a tooth eating a breadstick.

La fatina dei denti – The tooth fairy.

Tom ha perso il suo primo dente da latte e l’ha messo sotto il cuscino – Tom lost his first baby tooth and put it under the pillow.

Ha il dente avvelenato – He/She has a poisonous tooth (fig.) to bear a grudge against someone/something.

Gli adulti hanno trentadue denti mentre i bambini ne hanno venti– Adults have 32 teeth while children have 20.

Se non ti lavi i denti ti vengono le carie – If you don’t brush your teeth you’ll get cavities.

Che sorriso! Hai dei denti bellissimi! – What a smile! You got beautiful teeth!

Sophie domani va dal dentista a farsi togliere il dente del giudizio – Tomorrow Sophie is going to the dentist to get her wisdom tooth removed.

Da bambino avevo i denti storti e ho dovuto mettere l’apparecchio per anni – As a child I had crooked teeth so I had to wear braces for years.



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