6 most embarassing mistakes in italian language

6 most embarassing mistakes in italian language

Avoid language confusion during your holiday in Italy!

1. Pay attention to vowels! “PecorinO” is a good italian cheese – “PecorinA” is a sex position a.k.a doggie style
2. “FicO” is a fruit (figue) and also means “cool”. “FicA” is the c-word, referred to female genitalia.
3. “PeNNe Amatriciana”. Attention to double letters in Italian… “PeNe” is a penis.
4. When you order your seafood, be careful ordering “COZZE” and not “CAZZO”. That’s ‘penis’ again.
And yes, our German friends are allowed to laugh about the similar sound of COZZE and KOTZEN (throw up / vomit)
4. “FON”. It sounds like the “phone”, but it’s not. It’s the Hairdryer.
5. “DAI, BASTA!”. It means “Come on, stop it!” and it’s quite friendly, so don’t get mad if someone tells you so. No one is calling you a ‘bastard’ wishing you death… (Die, Bastard!)
6. “CULO” means “Bottom/Ass” but also “Luck”. “CHE CULO!” is mostly meant as “How Lucky!”. So girls don’t get offended nor feel sexually harrassed if you hear this one. No one is talking about your ass. “GRANDE CULO” means then a “Big Bottom” but mostly “Big Luck”.