mattia

Abruzzo

Hey, my name is Mattia, I'm 21 and I come from Abruzzo, Italy. I'm a student of Linguistic Mediation and Intercultural Communication. I like everything about languages (yes, even grammar). I speak Italian, English, Spanish and French. Currently learning Catalan and Portuguese. In love with the Romance languages.

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A caval donato non si guarda in bocca*

* Don’t look in the mouth of a gift horse

Italian Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It means that all that is given is something gained and it would be impolite to comment on the quality of the gift.

"La maglia che ti ha regalato Giuseppina non è di buona qualità, ma a caval donato non si guarda in bocca."

"The shirt Giuseppina got you is not of good quality, but don't look in the mouth of a gift horse."


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arrampicarsi sugli specchi*

* to climb on mirrors

Italian Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It is used when someone argues for groundless reasons.

"Ti sbagli e tutto ciò che dici non è vero, ti stai arrampicando sugli specchi."

"You're wrong and everything you say isn't true, you're climbing on mirrors."


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pezzo di pane*

* piece of bread

Italian Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

When someone is a very good and altruistic person. It is usually only used with the 3rd person singular (he/she).

"Andrea è un pezzo di pane."

"Andrea is a piece of bread."


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fregna*

* pussy

Italian Italy

Word USED Frequently BY Gen Z'ers

(adj.) Awesome or good-looking, if referred to a person.

"Oh, guarda quella là! Che fregna che è!"

"Oh, look at that girl over there! How pussy she is!"


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Parli del diavolo e spuntano le corna*

* You speak of the devil and the corns come out

Italian Italy

Proverb USED On Occasion BY Everyone

When you talk or think of someone and they suddenly appear.

"Hai sentito di Marta? Ah, eccola... Parli del diavolo e spuntano le corna."

"Did you hear about Marta? Oh, there she is... You speak of the devil and the corns come out."


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quattro gatti*

* four cats

Italian Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

When there are very few people in a place.

"Quante persone ci sono alla festa?" "Quattro gatti."

"How many people are at the party?" "Four cats."


Confirmed by 10 people