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Old May 11th 2009, 5:57 pm   #31
 
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[I tried all sorts of cd's etc before i 1st visited italy only to find out the area we went to spoke its own dialect and hardly anyone understaood me!
Tha shook my confidence a bit!
Next time I tried starting a conversation was with 2 kids on a ski lift, I asked them what I thought was
"what is your names?"
I got the answer
"I don't understand I am from Naples"!!!!!!

YOU CANNOT WIN!

My real howler however was when I mixed up dog and meat ! Oh well they laughed!

Dont give in,beleive me or not suddenly it will all pop into place,

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Old May 11th 2009, 6:14 pm   #32
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My real howler however was when I mixed up dog and meat ! Oh well they laughed!
A few weeks after my son started at the Asilo I asked him what he had for lunch.
He replied "dog", so my next question was, "did you eat it?". His answer was "Yes, I liked it"
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
theres posh!
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A few weeks after my son started at the Asilo I asked him what he had for lunch.
He replied "dog", so my next question was, "did you eat it?". His answer was "Yes, I liked it"
I managed to reduce an entire rugby club to hysterics!

After that and several more beers I stuck to drunkenese, an international language!
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The best one i heard up there in Norway was when a Brit tried to impres his new girlfreind and instead of asking her to dance asap,he asked her if she fancied a bit on the dance floor,needles to say she just laughed because she new he was trying his hardest to learn the lingo
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Peeps, try and stay on topic please. If you want to ramble then move it to the happy hour thread.
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Buongiorno, vi sono gravi, che cosa non va con pochi racconti per portare un sorriso,
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Heard this a lot from some of the Italian crew on my gas tanker,"Porko dio"
That would be "Porco Dio"

Italians don't have the letter 'K' in their alphabet.

It's an expression used a lot but is blasphemous.
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Which sounds better in Italian -
It gets excited quickly - lo si eccita subito
or
It becomes excited quickly - lo diventir√ eccitato subito.
Or are they both incorrect?
For arguement's sake, let's pretend you are talking about a puppy.

I would say ........ "si eccita facilmente /subito"

I don't think you need the extra 'lo'.

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That would be "Porco Dio"

Italians don't have the letter 'K' in their alphabet.

It's an expression used a lot but is blasphemous.
Yes i know Lorna,they really upset some of there work collegues when they said this,it was sometimes hard for me to understand but i suppose when one is a catholic then "pig god" would be hurtfull,
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The funniest thing my wife said when we came to Italy.

She went shopping and was looking for Pillows for the spare bed and asked "questi sono peli di uccello" well the woman in the shop could not stop laughing. 3 and bit years on and i still laugh
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The funniest thing my wife said when we came to Italy.

She went shopping and was looking for Pillows for the spare bed and asked "questi sono peli di uccello" well the woman in the shop could not stop laughing. 3 and bit years on and i still laugh
Yes I know what you mean mr Posh, finché siamo in grado di prendere e ridere con loro, allora è ok

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The funniest thing my wife said when we came to Italy.

She went shopping and was looking for Pillows for the spare bed and asked "questi sono peli di uccello" well the woman in the shop could not stop laughing. 3 and bit years on and i still laugh
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ahem, how can I say 'my filling (in my tooth!!) has fallen out'? I need to phone the dentist and I don't know the word for filling!!
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ahem, how can I say 'my filling (in my tooth!!) has fallen out'? I need to phone the dentist and I don't know the word for filling!!
carie is the word for the cavity.

otturazione is the word for a filling.
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