Italian idiomatic expression

What Ride Bene Chi Ride Ultimo Means In Italian

“Ride bene chi ride ultimo” is an Italian idiom that everyone should know! The nice idiomatic expression “ride bene chi ride ultimo” is often used by Italians, can you guess the meaning? As usual, idioms are very intriguing for the hidden meaning that we need to discover and translating is not the best way to […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Restare A Bocca Asciutta Means In Italian

What do Italians mean with “restare a bocca asciutta“? “Restare a bocca asciutta” is a nice Italian idiomatic expression that you can hear while you speak with Italian natives. The meaning is not straight forward, so you might need to work on it a little bit: as often happens, idioms might be unclear until you […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Chi Dorme Non Piglia Pesci Means In Italian

Did anyone say to you “chi dorme non piglia pesci“? “Chi dorme non piglia pesci” is a super fun Italian idiom and it’s so popular that you might have already come across it…if you didn’t, you will! Everyone knows it and use it widely, so it’s important to know what it means and be able […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Non Tutto Il Male Viene Per Nuocere Means In Italian

Do you know the Italian idiom “Non tutto il male viene per nuocere“? “Non tutto il male viene per nuocere” is a very common idiomatic expression, so it’s definitely worth learning it! As for other idioms, this one does exist in other languages, probably because it expresses a universal idea. For example, in English we […]

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What Quando Il Gatto Non C’è I Topi Ballano Means In Italian

“Quando il gatto non c’è, i topi ballano” is a lovely Italian idiom that we use a lot! The first time that you hear someone saying “Quando il gatto non c’è, i topi ballano“, you might be a bit confuse. This idiom is extremely common in Italy and sometimes people say only the first half because […]

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What Fare Il Passo Più Lungo Della Gamba Means In Italian

Do you know the Italian idiom “Fare il passo più lungo della gamba“? “Fare il passo più lungo della gamba” is a very common expression that you might have already heard when speaking with natives. But what’s its meaning and when shall we use it? Literally, it means “to take a step longer than one’s […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Chiodo Scaccia Chiodo Means In Italian

Have you heard some one saying “Chiodo scaccia chiodo”? “Chiodo scaccia chiodo” is a lovely Italian idiom, but it might be difficult to understand! In this case a bit of interpretation is needed to catch the meaning of the expression. Once you get it, this will become one of your favourite Italian idioms! Literally “chiodo” […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Chi Fa Da Sé Fa Per Tre Means In Italian

What does Chi Fa Da Sé Fa Per Tre mean? Chi Fa Da Sé Fa Per Tre is a popular Italian idiom! It’s so common that sometimes even if you hear only the first words you catch it! Idioms are just perfect: with a few words they sum up long explanations or complex concepts. The […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Avere La Testa Fra Le Nuvole Means In Italian

“Avere la testa fra le nuvole” is a nice Italian idiom, do you know its meaning? “Avere la testa fra le nuvole” is the right expression to describe a temporary or permanent state of mind. If we translate it, we realise that it corresponds to the English idiom: to have your head in the clouds. […]