Hello, my little chickadees! In my seemingly never ending quest to educate my readers, here is yet another installment of “How to Say it in Italian.”  Once again, we dip into the always-amusing pool of search queries that bring random people to visit your old Miss Expatria.

Search term: cinque terre pronunciation I’m going to go with tcheen-queh tair-reh.

Search term: how to sound italian Talk to your mother on the phone 10 times a day.

Search term: aglio olio pronunciation Oooh, this is a good one. The “gli” is a killer for those who are trying to get their mouth to comply with Italian. Here’s the best I can come up with: aglio = ah-ill-yo (say it fast fast fast, and you’ll get the idea) and olio = oal-yo. Alternatively, this might be easier for aglio: ahl-yo. It’s not perfect, but it’s not agg-lee-oh either.

Search term: how do you say funny girl in italian The thing is, “funny” is a funny word in Italian. A funny girl can be una ragazza buffa, which means she is funny like how a comedian is funny; una ragazza simpatica, which, among other nice qualities, means she has a good sense of humour; or una ragazza strana, which means she’s not funny ha-ha, but funny strange.

Search term: how do you say those in italian Quelle. queh-leh.

Search term: how to say bring it on in italian Ha! I like this one. It’s not an exact match to anything, so I’ll open this up to my Italian readers and those fluent in Italian - bring it on!

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