What is the Italian word for ugly?
"Mussel" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase cozza. Specifically, the word functions as a feminin enoun in its singular form. It identifies the bivalve shellfish called mussel (class Bivalva). But the speaker must use the word with care since it colloquially serves as a hurtful, insulting way of calling a female "ugly woman." The pronunciation will be "KOT-tsa" in Italian.
Brutta donna is an Italian equivalent of the English phrase "ugly woman." The feminine singular adjective and noun model an exception -- that for emphasis -- to the general Italian rule of having modifiers follow -- not precede -- what they describe. The pronunciation will be "BROOT-ta DON-na" in Italian.
Credi ch'io sia brutto? is an Italian equivalent of the English phrase "Do you think I'm ugly?" Specifically, the present indicative verb credi is "(informal singular you) are believing/thinking, believe/think, do believe/think". The relative pronoun che* means "that". The personal pronoun io means "I". The present conjunctive sia means "(I) am". The masculine adjective brutto translates as "ugly". The pronunciation will be "KRE-dee KEE-o SEE-a BROOT-to" in Italian. *The vowel drops - and is replaced…