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Italian expressions to speak about people and moods

Posted by Monica Corrias on May 16, 2010

Today you can find out 4 new Italian language expressions to improve your Italian easy and fun. These expressions are useful to speak about people.

pigne

diavolo

chiodo

luna

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Complete these sentences with the words above:

  • Paolo pensa solo alle donne, per lui sono  un _______ fisso!
  • Oggi mi sono alzata con la  _______ di traverso e ogni piccola cosa mi rende nervosa.
  • Secondo me Luca ha le _______ in testa: ha sempre delle idee stupide (espressione romanesca usata anche in italiano)
  • Lascimi stare, sono nervosa e ho un _______ per capello.

Do you need some help?   Here is it:
Avere la luna (di traverso): essere di malumore e irritabili = (literally = have the crooked moon): to be in a bad mood
Avere le pigne in testa: essere insensato, avere strane idee = (Having pine cones instead of the brain): Acting dumb!
Avere un diavolo per capello: essere molto arrabbiati = (literally = to have a devil for one hair): to be very angry
Avere un chiodo fisso: avere sempre lo stesso pensiero = (literally = to have a fixed nail): to have something costantly in one’s mind

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