Word of the day: Scatola (Box)


scatola.jpg Scatola (sca-to-la) Feminine singular noun

La scatola – The box

Le scatole – The boxes

Scatola di cioccolatini – Box of chocolate

Non buttare via la scatola. Tienila – Don’t throw away the box. Keep it.

Gioco in scatola – Board game

Scatola di carbone – Cardboard box

Scatola nera – Black box

Carne in scatola – Luncheon meat

Cibo in scatola – Tinned food

Non usare il coltello per aprire la scatola – Don’t use the knife to open the box.

Ci sono ancora un sacco di scatole in garage – There’s still plenty of boxes in the garage.

Juan ci ha portato una scatola di sigari Cubani – Juan brought us a box of Cuban cigars.

E’ una scatola così piccola! – It’s such a small box!

Ne ho le scatole piene! – I’ve had enough! (“My boxes are full of it”)

Comprare a scatola chiusa – Buy a pig in a poke

Rimetti tutto nella scatola quando hai finito – Put everything back in the box when you’ve finished.

 

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