Italian Idioms

Italian Idioms

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Over 2000 commonly used expressions

Master the Italian language by learning the idiomatic expressions used everyday by Italians. This volume contains over 2000 Italian idioms arranged under their key words in alphabetical order, with sentences illustrating their use, and accompanied by an English translation.

• fare la coda - to stand in line. Il negozio aveva dei saldi favolosi, ma bisognava fare la coda per ore. The store had fabulous sales, but you had to stand in line for hours.

• abbaiare alla luna - to exert oneself for nothing. Protestare in questo caso non serve a niente; è come abbaiare alla luna. Protesting in this case is useless; you would be exerting yourself for nothing.