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"Mangio un pasto."

June 17, 2013

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It seems very intuitive that pasto would mean pasta. Apparently, it does not.

June 17, 2013

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Ma la pasta รจ un pasto :P

Although they sound similar, pasto comes from the Latin past participle of pascor (I feed), while pasta probably comes from the name of an Ancient Greek dish (a type of porridge made with broth and flour).

June 17, 2013

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It's more similar to repast, an old-fashioned English word for meal. So makes sense to me :)

July 14, 2013
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