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Ficoso: Squeamish.   Example: "Che la smetti di fare i' ficoso!? Mangia dai!" (Quit being squeamish and eat already!)    Gnègnero: Good sense.   Example: "Le' l'ora che tu metta un pò di gnegnero in codesta testaccia!" (It's high time you got some sense

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Ficoso

Squeamish.

Example: “Che la smetti di fare i’ ficoso!? Mangia dai!” (Quit being squeamish and eat already!) 

 

Gnègnero

Good sense.

Example: “Le’ l’ora che tu metta un pò di gnegnero in codesta testaccia!” (It’s high time you got some sense in that head of yours!)  

 

Pottone/potta

One who acts superior or over the top.

Example: “Che pottone lè quello lì!! ‘Un lo sopporto!” (What a tool that guy is! I can’t stand him!)  

 

Pippolo

An object in the shape of a push-button.

Example: Tieni pigiato quel pippolo lì, sennò un  s’apre I’ cancello.” (Keep that button pushed down; otherwise the gate will open.) 

 

Fare puzzo (per qualcosa)

To make a big deal out of something.

Example: “E l’ha fatto un puzzo di nulla pe’ la musica troppo alta!” (He made a big stinking deal out of the music being too loud!) 

 

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