Want to know what the longest word in Italian is?
The longest word in the Italian language is precipitevolissimevolmente, which literally means "very hastily" or "in a very precipitous manner".
This word's made up of 11 syllables (pre-ci-pi-te-vo-lis-si-me-vol-men-te) and 26 letters in total.
This Italian word is an adverb derived from the adjective precipitoso (precipitous) with multiple suffixes added to intensify the meaning.
Here's a list of the suffixes added to precipitoso to form the word precipitevolissimevolmente:
- -issimo (intensifying suffix, equivalent to "very" in English)
- -evole (adjective-forming suffix, indicating capability or suitability)
- -mente (adverb-forming suffix, indicating manner or degree)