Gemelli Press has a great new weekly series featuring a new Italian word every week. Here’s an excerpt from their first entry. Well done Gemelli!
ARRANGIARSI [ahr-rahn-JAHR-see]: TO ARRANGE ONESELF
This is one of Italian’s famous reflexive verbs, so “si arrangia”means “she arranges herself” or “he arranges himself.”
OK, minds out of the gutter. That is *not* what it means.
“Arranging oneself” is more figurative, and it may not make a lot of sense to you. I empathize. That’s because arrangiarsi is so utterly Italian. Indeed, it has been called l’arte di arrangiarsi (the art of arranging onself).
So what’s a good translation? To read the rest of the post, check out the Gemelli Press Blog.