Florentinisms: a dictionary of the florentine dialect

Alexandra Lawrence, Francesco Stefanelli
February 2, 2012


To be used to something.

Example: ‘Gino llè troppo avvezzo a fumare, secondo me. Un ce la fa a smettere.' (‘I think Gino is too used to smoking; he'll never be able to quit.'





Example: ‘Ovvia, allora ci si trova a' i' tocco in piazza di' Domo.' (‘Alright, let's meet at 1pm in Piazza del Duomo.')




To care for animals on a farm (especially chickens). We have also heard it used in reference to a vegetable garden.

Example: ‘Nanni, vo' a governare i polli!' (‘Little one, I'm going to take care of the chickens!')

Example: ‘Un t'ho sentito arrivare, ero a governa' l'orto!' (‘I didn't hear you get here; I was out tending the garden!')

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