Understanding and correctly using idioms, expressions, and slang will help add character to your spoken language. These terms and expressions often don't translate literally from one language to another, and non-native speakers may have difficulty understanding how and when to use them. Try to tune your ear into conversations as you travel — you will find that Italians have many colorful (and amusing!) sayings and expressions for many different situations.

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