As ITALY Magazine celebrated a milestone 100,000 Facebook friends this past weekend, we have decided to devote our Word of the Week to AMICIZIA - friendship.
The singular noun is amico for male friend and amica for female friend; the plural is amici for male friends or a group of friends (male and female) and amiche for female friends.
Friendly is amichevole.
And now listen to celebrated Italian singer Gino Paoli, who sings about Quattro Amici al bar (Four Friends at the coffee shop) who wanted to change the world:
Grazie to all our Facebook friends, fans and followers!