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Cavolo! you ran out of hearts

Cavolo??!

5/31/2013, 5:07:03 PM

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Cavolo is a common exclamation; yes, it means cabbage, but it's an euphemism for a similar, and more vulgar, exclamation, similar to how an English speaker would say "darn" or "gosh". Another variant is "caspita".

I'd suggest a milder exclamation like "accidenti" or "mannaggia"; although both of them are euphemisms for wishing bad things to happen to someone. There isn't such a thing as an innocent exclamation of disappointment :P

6/1/2013, 9:26:36 AM

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I thought it was "Mamma Mia".

6/3/2013, 8:35:46 PM

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Not "Mannagia".

6/3/2013, 8:36:06 PM

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mamma mia is different, mannaggia is like saying damn

6/5/2013, 1:40:41 PM

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As mangoHero1 wrote, "mamma mia" is more an exclamation of surprise and shock, while "mannaggia" is more an exclamation of disappointment and frustration. Both rather mild.

6/5/2013, 9:13:19 PM
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