5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)
This month at Dolce Vita Bloggers we're writing about our 5 Favourite Italian Words or Phrases!
It's pretty hard to pick just five as you come across so many wonderful words when you study languages.
These are mine, although I had to do words AND phrases as there were too many!
- Cucciolo/a = an animal cub but often used for baby dogs/puppies and children!
- Menefreghismo = General tendency to not care about something.
- Pantofolaio = To be a home-bird, someone who likes to stay in.
- Sazio = To be full from eating, rather than Pieno which is if something else is full, like a glass.
- Chiacchierare = To chat. I still struggle to pronounce this!
Fresco come un fiore = Fresh as a flower (I used to get told this before I had two children!)
Acqua in bocca = Don't say a word. When you have water in your mouth you can't talk!
Avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca = You can't have a full cask of wine and a drunk Wife! In English we say "To have your cake and eat it".
Avere le braccine corte = To have short arms. Meaning you can't reach your wallet. It's a little dig to those who never pay for things.
Andare a letto con le galline = To go to bed early with the hens. Or ‘Non andare a letto con le galline’ Meaning to go to bed late.
What are your favourite Italian Words?
Do you have favourites in another language?