Come il cacio sui maccheroni

Love this and they are all so true. I love Italian expressions.

Kappa Language School Blog

When we think about Spring, we usually think about rebirth, blossoming flowers and growing plants. But during the Spring months we usually expect also a changeable and unpredictable weather. That’s why it’s advisable to wear several layers of clothing – that is to say vestirsi a cipolla (“dress like an onion”) – and to take an umbrella before going out.

We don't have the umbrella... cavolo! We don’t have the umbrella… cavolo!

I’m warning you: if you will be caught out in a sudden downpour and will go back home with a bad cold, non piangete sul latte versato! (“don’t cry over spilled milk!”). And if also an Italian friend will be caught out in the same sudden downpour, certainly you will hear he/she screaming: Cavolo! (literally “cabbage”, but actually it means “damn!”).

Onion, milk, cabbage… Italians used to be known for having a great passion for food and that’s why Italian language is full of food-centric idioms…

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2 comments

  1. George · April 15, 2015

    I learned a lot of Italian words from my aunts and uncles when I was younger but I could never repeat them here….:)

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