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8 Common Expressions Italians Use

If you've ever spoken with an Italian then you would know that they most likely have a few common phrases or expressions that they tend to say a lot. Check out our list of 8 common expressions Italians use. Maybe you can start using them too!

 

If you’ve ever spoken with an Italian then you would know that they most likely have a few common phrases or expressions that they tend to say a lot. Check out our list of 8 common expressions Italians use. Maybe you can start using them too!

 

1. Boh!

Meaning: I don’t know.
Example: “Boh. I couldn’t find the salami in the fridge.”

 

2. Mannaggia!

Meaning: Damn or Damnit!
Example: “The salami is right here mannaggia!”

 

3. Mi Raccomando

Meaning: I recommend.
Example: “Get your eyes checked! Mi raccomando.”

 

4. Uffa!

Meaning: Ugh!
Example: “Uffa! What a mess!”

5. Meno Male

Meaning: Thank god!
Example: “Meno male we found the salami!”

6. Figurati

Meaning: Don’t worry or don’t mention it.
Example: “Thanks for your help!” “Figurati!”

7. Dai!

Meaning: Come on!
Example: “Dai! Let’s go!”

8. Allora

Meaning: Then… or so then…
Example: “Allora, we will cut up the salami.”

 

Do you know any other common Italian words or expression? Let us know in the comments.

 

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