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Speak Italian Like An Italiano

These 10 Italian idomatic expressions will help you speak Italian like a real "italiano" in no time!

Nov 22, 2014 12:00 AM
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Claudia, another answer to "in culo alla balena" is "speriamo che non caghi", or at least that's how we say in my area (Veneto-Friuli Venezia Giulia)! :)

November 24, 2014

Ciao, very nice article. I did't know how to translate some of them)).  The article is useful even for an italian haha)


November 22, 2014
Awesome article. I LOVE idioms and you have explained them and provided examples very well. 
March 16, 2016
Just to add, the equivalent in English to the term "ogni morte di papa" is "once in a blue moon". Great list! 
February 7, 2016

Some of these expressions are used in spanish as well.

Le pegaron cuernos o le pusieron los cuernos. ( the cheating part) we even use the same hand gesture to symbolize the horns.

No veo en la hora. We use it more as a negative frase 

Very good article.

October 1, 2015
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