5 Italian Slang Expressions

Hi guys! In this post I’ll teach you 5 indispensable Italian Slang Expressions

that you can use once in Italy but also with your friends if you feel comfortable using foreign words 


 

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1. Che palle! (keh PAL-leh)

Litterally translated in english is:  “What balls!” and it’s the short version of  “What a pain in the ass!”

We use it everyday to express our lack of will doing something or when we are really bored about a situation

Example:

Devi fare i compiti. Che palle!

Domani ho una riunione con il capo. Che palle!

2. Figurati! (Fee-GUH-rah-tee)

We use it when we mean: “Don’t worry about it!” or “It’s nothing!” Just like in English, you can use it when you really mean it or not!

Examples:

Grazie per la cena!  “Figurati!”

Mi dispiace aver sporcato la tua camicia di vino rosso… “Figurati!”


 

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3. Che schifo! (keh SKEE-foh)

It’s a typical expression we use to mean “How disgusting!”

There are a lot of scenarios, you will encounter in Italy, in which people will say “Che schifo!”

Questa bagno è molto sporco, Che schifo!

Ho aspettato per più di un’ora al ristorante, Che schifo!

Ho mangiato troppo, Che schifo!

4. Dai! (dahyee)

We use “Dai” everyday and more times a day! It means “Come on!” and eachsituation is good to use it

Oggi devo fare lo straordinario in ufficio. No, Dai!

Bevi un altro po’ di vino, Dai!

Io me ne vado, ho sonno. Ma dai!


 

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5. Meno Male! (MEH-noh MAH-leh)

Litterally means  “less bad,” but it’s used like, “Thank God!”

So you can say: Sono arrivato in orario in ufficio, Meno male!

Oggi non devo andare in palestra. Meno male!

Meno male che ho ricordato il compleanno di mia moglie in tempo!


 

 

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