"I paesi sono diversi."

Translation:The towns are different.

July 31, 2013



pesi means villages, town, and countries?! All??

January 5, 2014


I asked my friend over in Italy and, sure enough, paese(i) may be country(ies) or town(s) depending on context. But village is villaggio and city is citta.

Hope this helps.

February 9, 2014


If you think about the history of Italy, it makes sense

December 10, 2014


I don't know much about Italian history. Could you explain it to me please?

May 10, 2015


Italy originally wasn't controlled by one ruler. It was split up into a bunch of little ministates, each of which had their own main town. So Venice (and the surrounding area) would have its own ruler, independent of Rome's ruler. Or at least I think that's how it was. Now there are only two ministates in Italy: San Marino and the Vatican.

July 6, 2015


And the Vatican is technically it's own country, even though it is essentially a neighbourhood, if you will, with-in the city of Rome!

July 8, 2015


Also sovereign military order of St John of Jerusalem, Rodes and Malta which has its own diplomats and passport

February 27, 2019


Oh, right! Thanks for that, EleanorSam2!

July 2, 2018


Thank you so much. Absolutely helpful! :)

February 10, 2014


My memory and my dictionary list 'paese' as country. Indeed here in the US we use the term 'paesano(a)' as a fellow countryman. 'Town' is noted as citta. (Sorry, my keyboard does not have accents.)

June 23, 2015


Yes, my dictionary translates paese as country or land and in a previous question we had town translated as citta. It is all quite confusing.

September 24, 2018


In English "country" can refer to a nation-state or to a rural area (which tends to be a subset of a nation-state). So, there are some similarities.

April 22, 2019


Yes and there you have an insight into Italy.


February 15, 2014


Just as clarification- I live in Italy, and it can be quite confusing whensomeone asks "from which Paese are you?" ! It's more literal translation, and how think of it, is land. So that is how it refers to any sort of land/region (states, counties) seemingly without changing meaning.

July 5, 2015


In Scotland, and other parts of the UK we sometimes use town instead of city.

January 7, 2016


Vivo in Paesi Bassi :-)

January 28, 2015


How do i need to understand "diverso"?

Does that sentence say the villages are different from each other, or are they all diverse, saying each place consist of various different people?

May 10, 2015


What is the different between town and city?

August 11, 2016


Paese includes only very small towns, otherwise it means mostly village. As the term city is not congruent to the term città, town does not always mean paese (but città), only a village is always un paese.

May 6, 2018
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