Word of the day: Colla (Glue)

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Colla (col-la) Feminine singular noun

La colla – The glue

Le colle – The glues

Colla a caldo – Hot glue

Colla vinilica – Vinyl glue

Colla di pesce – Leaf gelatine

Che colla hai usato per la carta da parati? – What glue did you use for the wallpaper?

Colla in tubetto – Glue stick

I bambini non dovrebbero giocare con la colla – Children shouldn’t play with glue.

Colla flessibile – Flexible glue

Mi puoi passare la colla? – Can you pass me the glue?

Tom ha le dita coperte di colla – Tom has his fingers covered in glue.

Lasciare seccare la colla per dodici ore – Leave the glue to dry for 12 hours.

La colla non è ancora del tutto asciutta – The glue isn’t completely dry yet.

Che caldo! Sto facendo la colla! – It’s so hot! I’m sweating (“I’m making glue” – this expression is very common in the central part of Italy).

Pensi di poterla aggiustare con della colla? – Do you think you can fix it with some glue?

 

 

 

 

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