21. Cracking Italian Jokes (Listen Up & Learn)

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LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com – Episode #21 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful “Listen Up & Learn” lesson series is entitled “Cracking Italian Jokes” – A famous university professor once said that anyone who can truly understand and appreciate a sense of humor in a non-native language can be considered to have mastered that language. – In fact, understanding properly a joke in a foreign language means also understanding the cultural background of the people speaking that language. – Listen to three classic Italian jokes, train your ears to truly understand the Italian language, then take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

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Listen Up & Learn – Episode #21

5 Responses to "21. Cracking Italian Jokes (Listen Up & Learn)"

Jody Says:

 Who’s Pierino? Litte Peter? Why the name Pierino?

Giuseppe Says:

In Italy, I heard the expression ‘ti perdi in un bicchiere d’acqua’. I liked the expression and did a bit of research. I found out that it means ‘to get confused by something trivial’ or ‘to get lost in the details’, but I couldn’t find any equivalent expression in English.  

LearnItalianPod.com Says:

 There’s a whole series of Italian jokes about a mischievous boy called Pierino – not sure why and how the name stuck. One could say that Pierino is the Italian version of Little Johnny http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Johnny

LearnItalianPod.com Says:

Nice one, Giuseppe, grazie!

David Says:

 We have a similar expression in Spanish.
Te hogas en un vaso de agua. You drown in a
glass of water. You get shook up over small things.

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