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ART + CULTURE

How to talk like an Italian millennial

If you are new to town, have happened to eavesdrop on young Italians chatting away and heard the same phrases used over and over again, then you are probably wondering ...

ART + CULTURE

Creative literal translations of Italian idioms

Director of The Florentine Marco Badiani speaks great English, but, when it comes to idiomatic phrases, his choice is to be the king of the “detto non detto”, offering creative ...

NEWS

Say it in Italian

A petition is circulating to halt the increasing use of English words in Italian commerce and legislation. The petition, ‘Dillo in Italiano’ (‘Say it in Italian’), is the brainchild of Annamaria ...

COMMUNITY

Sfavato, Cimbardosa, Va’ par che torni

Sfavato: Bored to death, unmotivated, unenthusiastic. Example: ‘Icchè t’hai oggi? Ti vedo sfavato.’ (‘What’s wrong with you today? You look totally bored to death.’) Cimbardosa: A gossip, big mouth, windbag. ...

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