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What is 'New Year's Day' in Italian?


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Capodanno is an Italian equivalent of 'New Year's Day'. The word combines the masculine noun 'capo' with the preposition 'di'* and the masculine noun 'anno' to mean 'head of year'. It's pronounced 'KAH-poh-DAHN-noh'.

*The vowel 'i' of 'di' drops before a noun that begins with a vowel.