Italian word for "Heaven"

CEHartman

CEHartman

In the Survival Kit Lesson “All About Religion” the Lord's Prayer is given in Italian.  It includes two words for heaven,

 

Padre Nostro, che sei nei cieli

Sia fatta la tua volontà come in cielo così in terra

What is the difference?  Is one singular and the other plural?  The translation to English does not indicate that.  

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi cedch, 

Thanks for your question!
In this case, "cieli" and "cielo" have the same main meaning (Heaven, as you said). However, some people have interpreted this slight (tiny) difference in multiple ways.
Here is an interesting source discussing these small differences, in case you are interested (it's in Italian).

Don't hesitate to share your views if you would like to discuss this further or if you need help understanding the cited source - I'll be very happy to help! :)
 

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