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dee20002

Member
USA-English
Heading to Italy next week for 10 days sola and thought I just might need to be able to say strongly, "bug off, beat it" etc (with no offense meant to you wonderful Italian men, but just in case.)
Come se dice? Grazie.
 
  • DDT

    Senior Member
    Italy - Italian
    I have to correct micro who made a slight typing mistake: it isn't "togliEti dai piedi" but "toglIti dai piedi".
    Moreover I guess the most common form is "sparisci" (literally: "disappear"); "smamma" is a little bit old-fashioned
    One more thing, Dee: I guess you might have been impressed by a certain image being displayed by some films or whatever. Yet I can make you sure Italian guys are not everybody the bothering machos you're figuring 'em out :)

    Cheers,
    DDT
     

    dee20002

    Member
    USA-English
    DDT and Micro, Grazie

    As for the image, DDT, please don't disappoint me!!! Actually, I have visited Italy multiple times, and almost always the southern half (a little different from the North, we all know, and I love it), but this time with an apartment and going by myself and staying by myself, it occurred to me that I didn't know how to say it -- just in case.
     

    ]P[hil

    Member
    Italy, Italian
    dee20002 said:
    Heading to Italy next week for 10 days sola and thought I just might need to be able to say strongly, "bug off, beat it" etc (with no offense meant to you wonderful Italian men, but just in case.)
    Come se dice? Grazie.


    Hi baby...
    In case of emergency while in italy, break the glass and call me ;) ...


    Joking... but you could practice your "smamma" and "togliti dai piedi/dalle scatole" with me... :p
     

    dee20002

    Member
    USA-English
    Grazie, JPHill, for restoring my faith and the image (and giving me quite a laugh at the same time). And you give me a chance to say "smamma." (I won't say vaffanculo--you haven't been that bad).
    Dee
     

    Spicy

    Senior Member
    Italian
    If they are not too much "pushing" I mean, if they are gentle, italian man may be very amusing indeed. Sometime it's like a game. Lissen them and accept the jokes...it as good exercise too. :)

    You might come back with nice memories... :rolleyes: ..and maybe you do not need to be rude at all. ;)
    Where are you coming exactly?
     

    lsp

    Senior Member
    NY
    US, English
    Dear dee20002, Italian men (IMHO) show interest less self consciously than Americans, and admire beauty less rigidly defined than the cookie cutter ideal the Americans tend to respond to. But it is a mistake (again IMHO) to go armed with the type of translations I read here (which you may need instead for gypsies around tourist attractions). Showing no sign of encouragement is often enough. Sometimes a more emphatic, "no grazie" is needed. I agree with DDT, though, and it sounds like you're in for a pleasant suprise from what you've heard so far.
     
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