5/08/2003

italian proverbs: someone described as buono, come il pane ("good, like bread") has a heart of gold. pane al pane e vino al vino: calling a spade a spade. literally, calling bread bread and wine wine. al contadino non far sapere quanto è buono il formaggio con le pere: don't let the farmer know how good cheese is with pears. botte buona fa buon vino: a good cask makes good wine. chi fa falla, e chi non fa sfarfalla: those who act make mistakes; those who do nothing blunder. chi lava il capo all'asino perde il ranno e il sapone: he who scrubs the head of an ass wastes his time and effort. ne ammazza più la gola che la spada: gluttony kills more than the sword.

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