7 Italian Words you think you know but…

By Manu Venditti | All Levels

Aug 08

7 Italian Words you think you know but…

In this light-hearted video (Part 1 of 2) we look at 7 Italian words or expressions that are commonly used in English, but that do not quite have the same meaning in Italy.

Some have similar meanings… some are just inappropriate, eh eh!

This Italian Word

AL FRESCO
PEPPERONI
BOLOGNESE
ANTIPASTO
PANINI
GELATI
BRAVO

You think it means

DINING OUT
SALAMI
TOMATO SAUCE W/ MINCE
A SPECIFIC APPETIZER
TOASTED FOCACCIA
SORBET
WELL DONE!

But it actually means…

IN JAIL
DOESN’T EXIST
DOESN’T EXIST
ALL APPETIZERS/ENTRIES
PLAIN BREAD BUNS
ICE CREAMS
WELL DONE (for
single male only
)

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