Word of the day: Pianta (Plant)

Pianta (pian-ta) Feminine singular noun

IMG_6341.JPGLa pianta – The plant

Le piante – The plants

E’ una pianta perenne – It’s a hardy perennial plant.

Ho una pianta di rosmarino sul balcone – I have a rosemary plant on the balcony.

Sai riconoscere le piante velenose? – Can you recognise poisonous plants?

Non ci sono molte piante in ufficio. Mi chiedo perchè – There aren’t many plants in the office. I wonder why.

Non è vero. Te lo sei inventato di sana pianta – That’s not true. You made it all up! (lit. “You invented that from a healthy plant”)

Al mondo esistono più di trecentoquindicimila specie di piante – There are more than 315 thousand species of plants in the world.

Mio marito ha piantato una pianta in giardino – My husband planted a plant in the garden.

Mia nonna colleziona piante fossili – My grandmother collects plant fossils.

La botanica è la scienza che studia le piante – Botany is the science that study plants.

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