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Liceo Scientifico Leonardo da Vinci sends us their Florentinisms

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!   acchiappino: clothespin   bischero: stupid, good for nothing   brindellone: an unkempt, sloppy person   calzoni: trousers   ciantella: slipper   cignata:

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Thu 15 Jan 2009 1:00 AM

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!

 

acchiappino: clothespin

 

bischero: stupid, good for nothing

 

brindellone: an unkempt, sloppy person

 

calzoni: trousers

 

ciantella: slipper

 

cignata: heavy blow

 

acqua cheta: a person who doesn’t show his or her real intentions

 

ciringomma: chewing gum

 

ganzo: cool

 

gnamo (andiamo): let’s go!

 

letigata: a fight or heated debate

 

chetati!: shut up!

 

chiorbata: head shot

 

 

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