"Tu provi i fagioli."

Translation:You try the beans.

March 30, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/almondhoney

Does 'fagioli' really translate as bean, kidney dish AND second year university student?!

March 30, 2013

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Honestly, I only knew the first meaning, but the Treccani dictionary does list: beans, bean pods (though commonly called fagiolini), rooster's testicles, second year university students, and horses with abnormal teeth. The university denomination is jargon and related to the goliardic tradition.

March 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/almondhoney

I like the fact that horses with abnormal teeth are so common there has to be a word for them. Interesting, thank you!

April 5, 2013
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