Parole sante!

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Parole sante!

Postby forumuser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:19 pm

Ciao amici. :D

Come tradurreste in inglese:

Parole sante?

The phrase expresses strong agreement with what another person has said. For instance:

A: Bush e' un incompetente.
B: Parole sante!

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Postby Carlo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:32 pm

Hi forumuser

Good question! I can only think of "You can say that again!" but maybe something stronger is needed since, after all, "Parole sante!" is a bit like saying "You should be blessed for saying that".

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Postby forumuser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:44 pm

Grazie Carlo! Forse anche:

You are SO right!

I wonder if in the past English had a similar expression with religious overtones.

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Postby Elisa » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:33 pm

Che ne dite di: Say a mouthful?

Non e' molto religioso, ovviamente. :D
Elisa :)

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Postby forumuser » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:30 am

Mi sembra molto buono. Perhaps somebody can add a sample dialogue?

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Postby lockettpots » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:58 pm

There is a (British) English expression which may fit the bill.

You've hit the nail on the head there!

A:-"The problems in schools are caused by the pupils' lack of respect for the teachers"

B:-"You've hit the nail on the head there!"


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Postby joemama » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:21 pm

forumuser wrote:Mi sembra molto buono. Perhaps somebody can add a sample dialogue?

Ciao everyone! :)
"Say a mouthful" is a bit different than "hit the nail on the head" or "you can say that again". I'm having a hard time defining this phrase, but "that's saying a mouthful" is a response meaning something like, 'what you said was very short, but meaningful/profound considering some other implied or stated fact'. Here is a dialogue that I can think of for "saying a mouthful" in your Bush context:

A: Bush is the most incompetent politician ever!
B: That's really saying a mouthful considering we've had a lot of incompetent politicians over the years.

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Postby forumuser » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:28 pm

joemama wrote:
forumuser wrote:Mi sembra molto buono. Perhaps somebody can add a sample dialogue?

Ciao everyone! :)
"Say a mouthful" is a bit different than "hit the nail on the head" or "you can say that again". I'm having a hard time defining this phrase, but "that's saying a mouthful" is a response meaning something like, 'what you said was very short, but meaningful/profound considering some other implied or stated fact'. Here is a dialogue that I can think of for "saying a mouthful" in your Bush context:

A: Bush is the most incompetent politician ever!
B: That's really saying a mouthful considering we've had a lot of incompetent politicians over the years.


Ciao JoeMama, great post! If I understand you correctly then "that's saying a mouthful" is equivalent to our:

Questo e' tutto dire = that's really a lot, that really means something

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Postby TrentinaNE » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:29 pm

forumuser wrote:I wonder if in the past English had a similar expression with religious overtones.

The simple "Amen" is often used to express agreement. :wink:

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Postby forumuser » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:07 am

Grazie Elisabetta! The word is so short it escaped our notice! :D

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Re: Parole sante!

Postby steo » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:39 am

I found on the web this

words of wisdom!

which really looks like the best translation so far... to me

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Re: Parole sante!

Postby BillyShears » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:19 am

steo wrote:I found on the web this

words of wisdom!

which really looks like the best translation so far... to me

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Re: Parole sante!

Postby Darowyn » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:33 am

Non sono Australiano, ma mi piace dicere "Too right!" come un modo di essere molto d'accordo.
E un fraso Australiano per significare "Sono absolutamente d'accordo"
Gli Autraliani dicono anche "Mate"= Amico mio.
Per essempio:-
"Shall we have a beer?"
"Too right , mate!"


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