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"Io sono pieno."

Translation:I am full.

December 28, 2013



Years ago when I was in Italy I used this phrase and my hosts were amused. They said the expression is "non ho piu appetito".


This sentence may be typically english... It always reminds me the Monty Python's "Sens of life" We also use it in french, but ... it is not particularly "élégant" :-D


I heard once that you wouldn't really say this when referring to being full after eating, but would use "saziato" instead - any native speakers confirm or deny?


"Sono sazio/a" would be more polite, although I use the form "sono pieno" as well (in informal contexts).

Pay attention, because in certain regions of northern Italy to say "sono piena" means "I am pregnant" ;)


Thanks Mephistos, that's important to know! 8-O ;-D


that's what I was about to ask, whether it was used to say you were full of food, or filled with a baby :-D


Actually, it's pretty common to say "sono pieno" if you mean you are full after eating, but you can also say "sono sazio".

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    Thank you


    Hi mdcooper, I'm inclined to agree with you. Many of my Italian friends agree with me, others don't. Langauges evolve and usage changes. When I first encountered Italian I heard Lei used a lot more than it is now. I suppose it comes down to a matter of personal style or standards. I hear many native English speakers tell me that they "Seen something interesting" and quite a few 'Have done good' when I'm thinking that they have done well. Personally, I'm no King Canute, I won't even attempt to keep the tide back but I do try to find the nice higher and drier ground to keep my own little toesies nice and comfortable.


    I feel your pain. The death of the adverb, split infinitives, double negatives. Are we watching evolution of a language or its destruction?


    Evolution. Consider how the English we speak today is so incredibly disparate from that which was used to write Arthurian legend. English wasn't "killed" it merely "changed." I would say you are watching its death when it no longer suffices for effective communication.


    My whole Italian family in law uses "Sono sazio".


    Lingots for everyone!


    what is a proper (and short) way to say 'I am busy'?


    i'm not sure the exercise has a point when it's a multiple choice exercise that has the words i, am, is, and full available. just noting.

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      Well, I found a way to get it wrong. ;-) I put "I am busy" because I thought "I am full" would not be used in Italian. (I've studied French and that would not be polite to say so I thought the same would be true for Italian.) Anyway, busy was on the drop down definition list but not accepted. So, it is possible to get it wrong even when that seems impossible based on the clues provided....


      Grr I did the same thing


      And me. Hmph!


      i did the same thing as well.


      Really English and Italy has a vast differents


      Pieno- full Piano- soft


      How to say 'I am busy' in Italian?


      I suppose you could say 'sono pieno di cose che fare' :)


      Sono occupato. Sono affaccendato.


      It's an unpolite phrase.


      The word "busy" shouldn't be in the drop down if that isn't the phrase they want me to write. Or it should accept "I am busy"


      When putting the pointer to the word pieno, it came up as full, busy, complete. So, in that case, why is "I am busy" marked incorrect?


      It seems when "pieno/piena" are translated as "busy", it's used more with places or time periods: "una settimana pieno" = a busy week; "È sempre così pieno nei fine settimana?" = Are you always this busy on the weekends?"

      http://context.reverso.net/translation/english-italian/busy#pieno gives examples of "pieno" translated as "busy".


      Italians would never say this in Italy. They use saziato or sazio.


      I agree with Doug, the sentence is not polite in italian language


      my answer is the same as duo's but it marked me incorrect

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