A nation of crazy cat ladies. 7 untranslatable Italian words.

Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee

Hi, I'm Miranda! I studied French and Spanish at university and have spent time working in both France and South America. I spent last summer road-tripping Europe on a vintage double decker bus, to meet and film native speakers all over the continent! My next big language challenge is to learn Mandarin.
Miranda Lee

If we thought that Spain was all about sleeping, chilling out with friends and eating well, it’s actually Italy which pips the Spaniards to the post, and the language tells it all. From lazy walks to lounging on the sofa, from snoozing in the shade to snacking on free food, it’s no wonder the Italians are so happy!

Let’s take a look at seven truly Italian turns of phrase and what they tell us about the loud, fiery, pasta-loving romantics. Those of you who’ve visited or lived in Italy before will already be familiar with the first word on our list…

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