In this lesson, we cover ten rude Italian expressions. While these aren’t to be considered cuss words, they are indeed rude and we have to be careful with how we choose to use them.

Two Main Takeaways

  • These rude Italian expressions can’t be literally translated. For example: “Col cavolo!” literally means: “With the cabbage!”, but a translation that makes more sense is: “No way!”.
  • Some rude Italian expressions include animal names, for example: “Porca vacca!” means “Holy cow!”.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #56: Irregular Masculine and Feminine Nouns.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #60: Opposite Italian Verbs.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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