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#meetitalian: Dimmelo!

Can one word express a whole sentence?

The answer is: yes!

At least, in Italian.

Let’s take for example the word “Dimmelo“.

It means: Say this to me.

✅ Indeed, we can guess the subject (you) from the verb “di’ “, the Italian for “Say you”;

✅ There’s an object, “this” (a secret, an information, whatever), expressed by the pronoun “LO”;

✅ There’s an extra complement, “to me”, expressed by the pronoun “ME”.

You can combine the pronouns and the verb into a single word… and here is your “dimmelo”!

What other languages allow you to do so? Let us know!

Ciao!