29. From Animal Kingdom To Italian Saying (5 Min. A Day)

LearnItalianPod Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com – One of the things that caught our attention while reviewing a long list of Italian sayings is how many of them, and surely some of the most famous ones, are made up using animal names. “Pulce” (flea), “mosca” (fly), “cane” (dog), “gatto” (cat), “elefante” (elephant), and “lupo” (wolf) are only few examples of animals that are used in popular Italian expressions.

So, let’s get ready to learn some great, “real-life” Italian sayings that you won’t find in books: these are idiomatic expressions that Italians use all the times in their everyday lives. The 12 Italian sayings you’re about to hear will greatly improve your vocabulary, comprehension of Italian, and understanding of Italian culture. Welcome to the (Italian) animal kingdom, everyone!

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5 Minutes A Day – Episode #29

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One thought on “29. From Animal Kingdom To Italian Saying (5 Min. A Day)”

  1. Funny (and useful) episode! Let me add another 2 to this nice collection: ripetersi come un pappagallo (to repeat oneself like a parrot) and mettere il carro davanti ai buoi (to put the cart before the oxen). 

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