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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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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The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

Ma che scherzi? Davvero non conosci la parola scherzare? That’s a pity because the Italian verb scherzare has many uses in Italian, and it’s one of the words Italians use pretty often. So, today I’m going to teach you the uses of the Italian verb scherzare. 1. To play cheerfully The first meaning of the Italian verb scherzare is to play cheerfully. Ex: I bambini scherzavano nel prato con il cane The children played with the dog in the lawn 2. To be kidding If you said something to someone just for fun and you didn’t really mean what you…

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Three Italian titles to read this Winter

Three Italian titles to read this Winter

Two weeks ago I talked about some Italian movies you can watch during incredibly cold Winter days, when you’re not willing to go out and don’t know what else to do. If movies aren’t really your thing, and you prefer reading, today I’m suggesting you three Italian titles you can find and read. 1. La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa is a book written by Dacia Maraini and published in 1990. This book is set in the 18th century in Sicily and tells the story of Marianna. She is the daughter of an aristocratic…

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Christmas in Italy. Five reasons why I love it

Christmas in Italy. Five reasons why I love it

Natale sta arrivando, Natale sta arrivando!!! Ok, ok, lo so, sono grande ormai, non dovrei eccitarmi come una bimba di sei anni, ma sai una cosa? Non m’interessa, sono superfelice! Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!!! Ok, ok, I know, I’m a grown-up, I shouldn’t be as excited as a six-year-old, but you know what? I don’t care, I am super happy. Il Natale è l’unico giorno dell’anno che mi fa quasi amare l’inverno, che mi fa quasi dimenticare quel tempaccio freddo di cui godiamo spesso nel nord Italia. Christmas is the only day in the whole year that makes…

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