The Only Italian Expressions You Need to Know

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These Italian expressions come in handy in almost every situation
Remember Danny Aiello in the Papa Don’t Preach video?

Headed to Italy anytime soon? OK, even if you’re not, it might amuse you to know there’s apparently only three Italian expressions anyone needs to know to get by. This is according to my friend Lis over at The Women of Wine blog. 

Having a swift command of these phrases will get you out of almost any situation. Plus if you prattle these off while wearing decent leather shoes, you just might be mistaken for a local. Here they are:

Ma vai! Translation: Get outta here!

Ma dai. Translation: Oh come on!

Ma cosa fai: Seriously? What do you think you’re doing?

There you have it. Now go and practice these at the Italian supermarket the next time someone budges in front of you at the deli counter. Just be sure to nail these Italian gestures to give the full effect.

Do you mutter any phrases in another language?

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