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arancino coi piedi*

* footed arancino

Italian | Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

You can say this to someone very fat or who eats a lot, because an arancino is a very big fried food.

Note: In Catania we use the word "arancinO" and in Palermo they say "arancinA", but the meaning of the expression is the same.

"Hai mangiato tutto ciò che avevo cucinato! Sei proprio un arancino coi piedi!"

"You ate everything I cooked! You are really a footed arancino!"


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bedda*

* beautiful

Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) It literally means beautiful, so don't be surprised if Sicilian grannies call you that.

“Ciao, bedda!”

“Hello, beautiful”


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Comu semu? *

* How are we (doing)?

Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

This is what you say when you meet someone you haven’t seen in a while and you want to know what’s new and how they're doing.

"We Carmelo, comu semu?"

"Hey Carmelo, what’s up?"


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paparedda*

* duckling

Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Name USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used to refer to a pretty girl you see on the street. Especially used in the province of Catania.

“Oh paparedda, che si dice?”

''Hey duckling, how are you doing?''





petri petri *

* stones stones

Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) It’s used when you’re in a bad situation.

"Ma vitti petri petri!"

"I saw it stones stones!"





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mbare

Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Slang USED Very frequently BY Mostly guys

(n.) Used to refer to a friend in his presence, like "buddy".

"Comu semu, mbare, tutt'a posto?"

"How are you, buddy, you all right?"


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