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Handy Italian phrases to learn and use! Number 1

Published: 02/02/2021 By The Abode Team

Just like English, the Italian language has plenty of non-literal phrases that can sound strange to language learners hearing them for the first time.

You're far more likely to hear this kind of phrase during conversation than in a language class, but learning a few of these phrases will no doubt help you better understand what's happening around you - plus, dropping an idiom (correctly) into conversation is sure to impress.

Here is the first of a few!

Affogare in un bicchier d’acqua

English translation: To drown in a glass of water.

This phrase is used to describe someone being overwhelmed by minor problems. Instead of making a mountain out of a molehill, or being a drama queen, they're drowning in a glass of water.