Typical Italian hand gestures

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Ma che dici? / Ma che vuoi?
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What the hell are you saying? / What do you want?

The horns: is a superstitious gesture or means that your partner is unfaithful

Ti faccio un sedere cosi
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Literally means "I’ll make your behind of this size". This means that someone want to hit you

“Get lost” or ”Go away”

Mi stai qua / Non ti sopporto
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I can’t stand you

You are stupid (because someone cheated you)

You're clever

Sei intelligente
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You're smart

Me ne frego
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I don’t care/ I don’t give a damn

Ma com’è possibile? Non ci posso credere!
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How is it possible? I can’t believe it!

Se ti prendo...!
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"If I will catch you...!" (I will hit you for sure)

Ti tengo d’occhio
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I’m watching you/ I have my eye on you

Sei pazzo?!
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Are you crazy?!

It tastes good!

"Il gesto dell’ombrello" (vai a quel paese!)
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"The umbrella gesture" (go to hell!)

Boh! (Non lo so)
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I don’t know

Do you understand?

Come here

I’m hungry

I'm leaving

Scordatelo
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Forget about it

I’ll beat you

Tempo fa /In passato
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Some time ago/ In the past

qualcosa di costoso
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something expensive

Testa dura/cocciuto
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Hard head/stubborn


Arrabbiato
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Angry

Che puzza!
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It stinks!

Ma tu guarda questo
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Take a look at him (or at her)

(to) eat

Al bacio/Fatto a puntino
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Perfectly done

Bla bla bla
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Blah blah blah. You can use it when someone is talking too much

"Aumma aumma"
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This is referring to something done “under the counter”

Typical Italian hand gestures

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