Gioco della settimana - same Spelling, different meaning

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Gioco della settimana - same Spelling, different meaning

Post by Mindy » Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:58 pm

Here's another fun quiz from funtrivia.com. There are words in Italian that are spelled as English words, but have a completely different meaning. Choose the correct meaning in Italian of the words indicated, and post your choices here! I'll post the correct answers later this week.

1. The word "male" has nothing to do with men in Italian (well, almost). What does "Male" means?

A. Apple
B. Evil
C. Mule
D. Honey

2. "Sale" is plural and is not written on shop windows. Its meaning in Italian?

A. Gravy
B. Rooms
C. Alone
D. Sun

3. And what's the meaning of "Fare" in Italian?

A. Beasts
B. Holes
C. Headlights
D. To Make

4: "Alone" is not related to solitude but has a completely different meaning in Italian. Which one?

A. Halo
B. Wool
C. Heron
D. Action

5: "Bare": it looks like an infinitive verb, but it's not.. What does it mean in Italian?

A. Ships
B. Strong wind
C. Bars
D. Coffins

6: And what's the meaning of "Cane" in Italian?

A. Pipes
B. Dog
C. Meat
D. Supper

7: "Estate": it can be "real" too, but what does it mean in Italian?

A. Summer
B. Toasted
C. Countries
D. Former Nannies

8: And if an Italian says "Fame", what is he on about?

A. Women
B. Fame
C. Hunger
D. Phase

9: And if an Italian wants "Mare", what does he have in mind?

A. Brunettes
B. Copper
C. Sea
D. Love

10: Last one and a proper choice for question ten: "Fine" in Italian?

A. End
B. Window
C. Fins
D. Until

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Post by Angel » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:09 am

1 B
2 B
3 D
4 ?
5 D
6 B
7 A
8 C
9 C
10 A

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Re: Gioco della settimana - same Spelling, different meaning

Post by Annamaria » Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:23 pm

1. The word "male" has nothing to do with men in Italian (well, almost). What does "Male" means?

B. Evil

2. "Sale" is plural and is not written on shop windows. Its meaning in Italian?

B. Rooms

3. And what's the meaning of "Fare" in Italian?

D. To Make

4: "Alone" is not related to solitude but has a completely different meaning in Italian. Which one?

A. Halo

5: "Bare": it looks like an infinitive verb, but it's not.. What does it mean in Italian?

C. Bars

6: And what's the meaning of "Cane" in Italian?

B. Dog

7: "Estate": it can be "real" too, but what does it mean in Italian?

A. Summer

8: And if an Italian says "Fame", what is he on about?

C. Hunger

9: And if an Italian wants "Mare", what does he have in mind?

C. Sea

10: Last one and a proper choice for question ten: "Fine" in Italian?

A. End

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Post by Mindy » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:43 pm

Great job! :D Here are the answers:

1. B

2. B

3. D

4. A - This is an interesting one. "Alone" is used to describe a mark left by water that has dried up, or what is left after trying to wash away a stain. I looked it up on wordreference.com and the definition they give is "ring". Reminded me of the commercials for "ring around the collar"! :) (I can't remember the clothes detergent that advertised using that phrase - I must be getting old!)

5. D - "Una bara" is a coffin, so "bare" is the plural form.

6. B

7. A

8. C

9. C

10. A

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