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Cavolo! You are out of hearts.

I was wondering was this meant so I looked it up and all I could find was "cabbage" and similar things. Now I'm curious as to why the owl says "cabbage" when you run out of hearts. Does it mean something else?

5 years ago

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http://www.wordreference.com/iten/cavolo translates "cavolo!", rather charmingly, as "holy mackerel!". Basically, a mild expression of annoyance, like "darn it!". I've never actually heard an Italian say "cavolo"... unfortunately I can't tell you what they do say, because I think those words aren't allowed on Duolingo :)

5 years ago

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Haha. It's okay, I know those ones from Assassin's Creed :P

5 years ago

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To be subtle, "cavolo" is what you expect to say when you fail the lesson ;D

5 years ago

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Well, yes, this is true :P

5 years ago