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Italian Popular Sayings – A Quiz Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Here’s a fun little quiz about detti popolari (popular sayings). In Italy we have many weird and wonderful detti popolari, some of which have a similar equivalent in English, and others which need a bit of explanation in order to be understood. In the list of detti below, we’ve given their literal translation rather than…

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Una Mela al Giorno – part 2 Posted by on May 27, 2010

Grazie a tutti for the interesting responses to my blog ‘Una Mela al Giorno’ I asked you to help me out by finding English equivalents for five common Italian sayings or proverbs. Here below are those that  I consider to be the closest in meaning: Proverb Meaning chi fa per sè fa per tre ‘who…

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Una Mela al Giorno Posted by on May 16, 2010

A couple of days ago Geoff (mio marito) was chatting with some of his friends in the piazza about sayings (detti) and proverbs (proverbi). They ended up by trying to make a list of Italian equivalents for well known English sayings and vice versa. Here, for your entertainment, is the list so far: una mela…

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