Four idioms with the Italian verb girare

Four idioms with the Italian verb girare

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Italian verb girare, explaning some of the meanings it can have. Today, I’d like to focus again on the verb girare because in Italian there are many idiomatic expressions that require this verb. So, let’s learn some of them. 1. Far girare le scatole Far girare le scatole, or even more informally, far girare le palle, is an Italian idiom that means to piss someone off. Ex: E’ stato talmente maleducato che mi ha fatto girare le scatole/palle He was so rude he pissed me off The words scatole and palle…

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The lovers of Valdaro and Modena

St. Valentine's day

Love can take many forms. It can be the love of a mother for his child, the love two sisters feel for each other, it can be romantic love, and so on. Today in Italy people are celebrating St. Valentine’s day. Today in this article I’d like to celebrate every shade of love by talking about the lovers of Valdaro and the lovers of Modena. The lovers of Valdaro In 2007, during an archaeological excavation led by Elena Maria Menotti, archeologists found the rests of two well preserved skeletons dating back to 4000 or 5000 Bc outside the village of…

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Eight meanings of the Italian verb girare

Eight meanings of the Italian verb girare

Sometimes a simple verb you know, like girare – to turn – can actually surprise you. Indeed, it’s one of those Italian verbs that can have more than one meaning. Do you think you know all the meanings it can have? If you’re not sure, don’t worry, you’re in the right place because today I’m going to list some of the meanings of the Italian verb girare. Are you ready to increase your knowledge of the Italian language? Let’s start. 1. To turn The first meaning of the verb girare is to move something around a central point. Ex: La…

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Italian destinations to visit in March: Erice

Italian destinations to visit in March: Erice

Italy is always a popular destination. There are really many different towns and villages you can visit once there. One of the best period to visit Italy is, in my opinion, spring or autumn, especially if you want to avoid the crowds and cold weather. One of the towns you may want to visit is Erice. ERICE Erice is a historic town in the province of Trapani in Sicily located on top of Mount Erice at 750 meters above sea level. The best period to visit Erice is spring or summer because of the incredible view you can have from…

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Three Italian sentences about good luck and bad luck

Three Italian sentences about good luck and bad luck

The concepts of good luck and bad luck probably exist in every culture. In Italy we use Italian sentences related to good luck and bad luck quite often. When something goes bad for someone or when something goes well for someone, we immediately react by using words linked to good luck or bad luck. So, I think that knowing some of these Italian sentences can help you improve your Italian a little bit. Let’s start from Italian sentences related to good luck. GOOD LUCK There are many ways you can talk about good luck in Italian. You can read about…

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