Seven Italian body idioms

Seven Italian body idioms

Italian is a language full of idioms, and many of them are commonly used in everyday situations. This is the case of many Italian body idioms, for example. So, today you’re going to learn seven Italian body idioms. 1. COSTARE UN OCCHIO DELLA TESTA Costare un occhio della testa is the first of the Italian body idioms you’re going to learn today. This expression is used to say that something is extremely expensive. Ex: Che bell’anello! Ti sarà costato un occhio della testa! What a nice ring! It might have cost you an arm and a leg! 2. NON AVERE…

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Six Italian words with opposite meanings

Six Italian words with opposite meanings

How proficient are you in Italian? Did you know that there are some Italian words with opposite meanings? Nope? Well, today you’ll learn six Italian words with opposite meanings. 1. TIRARE Tirare is a very common Italian verb that carries two opposite meanings. Indeed, tirare can mean both to exert force to move something toward yourself, and to exert force to move something away from yourself. Examples: Se continui a tirare la maniglia, si staccherà If you keep pulling the door handle, it will come off Lucia ha tirato un sasso alla finestra Lucia threw a stone at the window…

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How to say I love you in Italian

“How do you say I love you in Italian?” Apparently, this is one of the most googled questions. So, since Saint Valentine’s day is approaching, in today’s article, I’m going to answer this question. But before telling you how to say I love you in Italian, let’s see where the feast of Saint Valentine comes from. SAINT VALENTINE – ORIGINS Everyone knows that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers but few know that he’s also the patron saint of epileptics and beekeepers. But who was St. Valentine? It seems that Saint Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest.…

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Italian multiple meaning words

Italian multiple meaning words

In Italian there are many words that carry more than one meaning. You’ve already learnt some of these words in Six Italian double meaning words. Today, you’re going to learn 5 more Italian multiple meaning words. 1. CAMPO The word campo in Italian can have several meanings. Campo can indicate: a. An area of land, especially where crops are grown. Ex: Là c’è un campo di grano There is a field of wheat there b. An area for military drills, or where sports are played Ex: Questo è il nostro campo di calcio This is our soccer field Ex: In…

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How to get a haircut in Italy

How to get a haircut in Italy

If you live in Italy for a while, sooner or later, you’ll need a haircut. So, what are the steps to follow to get a haircut in Italy? And what are the main Italian words and sentences you need to know to survive at the hairdresser’s in Italy? PARRUCCHIERE OR BARBIERE? If you want to get a haircut in Italy, the first thing you need to know is the difference between parrucchiere and barbiere. The difference is pretty smple: parrucchiere is usually for both women and men, while barbiere is just for men. MAKING AN APPOINTMENT In some hair salons,…

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