For a foreigner who wants to learn Italian, the biggest desire is to be able to speak it as soon as possible. A shared desire, if you think of the great usefulness of being able to move and interact in a country like ours, where culture and traditions are so deeply rooted. The problem, in fact, is not so much that of learning to speak immediately in Italian, but “being understood” in a simple and immediate way.
A great way to help can be learning Italian idioms, that is all those expressions and idioms of everyday use that allow you to easily communicate in Italy in various situations. As suggested by the Clidante school – Number 1 in Rome for teaching Italian – learning Italian idioms can be a great technique for foreign students who want to study Italian. These phrases, in fact, if combined with a good Italian language course, can certainly help the student to gain greater confidence in speaking. But what are the most used Italian idiomatic phrases? The teachers of the Clidante School of Rome have suggested a few, accompanied by “as they say in Italian”. Here are 10 sentences in Italian to know absolutely for a foreigner (first with the meaning and then the idiomatic phrase that represents it):
10 ITALIAN IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS FOR FOREIGNERS
1)How do you say, ” what you are saying is not believable” or you aren’t a credible person?
‘Fare acqua da tutte le parti’
2) How do you say, “to be very happy?”
‘Toccare il cielo con un dito’
3)How do you say, “to be amazed by something”?
‘Restare a bocca aperta’
4) How do you say, “to be very honest about something?”
‘Non avere peli sulla lingua’
5) How do you say, “to be a very good and generous person?”
‘Essere un pezzo di pane’
6) How do you say, “to be in the right place at the right time?”
‘Come il cacio sui maccheroni’
7) How do you say, “to think before you speak?”
‘Contare fino a dieci’
8) How do you say, “to not have money?”
‘Essere al verde’
9) How do you say, “to fake not understanding?”
‘Fare orecchie da mercante’
10) How do you say, “enjoy good health?”
‘Essere sano come un pesce’
These are only some of the many Italian idiomatic phrases suggested by the Clidante School to learn Italian. Naturally, even idiomatic phrases are included in Italian courses for foreigners offered at the Clidante School of Rome. These are courses that aim to put students in a position to express themselves in Italian as quickly as possible, based on their level and available time.