A big thanks to the students in Professor Brienza’s 4H class at Liceo Scientifico Leonardo da Vinci, who sent us a list of their favorite Florentinisms!
bischero: stupid, good for nothing
brindellone: an unkempt, sloppy person
cignata: heavy blow
acqua cheta: a person who doesn’t show his or her real intentions
ciringomma: chewing gum
gnamo (andiamo): let’s go!
letigata: a fight or heated debate
chetati!: shut up!
chiorbata: head shot
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