mongoose

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by V52, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. V52

    V52 Senior Member

    Rome
    Italy Italian
    Hi
    can anyone give me a hint?

    A guy speaking of a not agreable man says :
    "If he was an animal, he’d be a mongoose."
    Does "mongoose" have a special meaning in England? Something like a man chasing women too much?
    Thank you!
    Vittorio:)
     
  2. disegno

    disegno Senior Member

    San Francisco
    United States English
    Un mongoose è un'animale distruttivo che per la maggiore parte mangia i toppi. Puo leggere più qui (Buona notte! Sono le undici qui a San Francisco!)
     
  3. V52

    V52 Senior Member

    Rome
    Italy Italian
    Grazie Disegno, infatti l'ho tradotto con topo ...;) Here are 14,51 it's hot and I'm sweating like a sponge! :eek:
    Vittorio
     
  4. gaiaam

    gaiaam Senior Member

    Rome
    ITALIAN
    La traduzione corretta è Mangusta

    gaia
     
  5. TimLA

    TimLA Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English - US
    A mongoose is famous for its ability to eat dangerous, poisonous snakes (cobras, for example).
    There are aggressive, fearless and will attack almost anything.
    It seems to fit the personality of this guy.
     

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