il bis

Parola del giorno | Word of the day

Today's Parola del Giorno is the noun, il bis, which can mean seconds. Seconds refers to those times when you've had a great meal at a relative's house, and you want some more to eat, such as a second helping.

Il bis can also mean encore, like what you might see at the theater or at a concert.

You can see the noun used in its context below:

Ho preparato una bella torta per il cenone ma quando mia madre ha tagliato le fette, erano troppo piccole. Quando le ho chiesto il perché, mi ha detto che la torta era troppo buona per non averne di più per domani! "Mamma, cosa facciamo se una persona vuole il bis?"

I made a beautiful cake for Christmas Eve dinner, but when my mother cut the pieces they were too small. When I asked her why, she told me that the cake was too good to not have any more of it for tomorrow. "Mom, what do we do if somebody wants seconds?"