Parola di Dio: 13 common Italian expressions taken from the Bible

 

The Scriptures are so rooted in the Italian language that it is not uncommon to hear or learn Italian expressions directly taken from the Bible or scattered with references to characters of the Old and the New Testament.

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When in Rome… speak as an (ancient) roman would do

In Italian, the rich and well documented history of its predecessor, Latin, allows us to track down the origin of many commonly used idioms. Of course you need to know at least the basics of roman history to be aware of what you’re talking about when you name Tizio, Caio e Sempronio or you accuse someone to rest on his laurels (dormire sugli allori) but, hey, that’s why we are here!

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