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"Lei è buona come il pane."

December 25, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoelt

This is the weirdest.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leonardicus

Italian has many idiomatic expressions, just as in English. In English, when we want to say someone is very good or kind, we say they are "as good as gold." In Italian, the equivalent phrase is the say they are (literally) "as good as bread." This is probably because Italian is such a food-oriented culture and bread is a life-sustaining food.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TiagoMoita_PT

Thanks fot the explanation. (In Portuguese, we say in slang that "She is as good as corn" to mean "She is hot" :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkosi

That makes sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkosi

LoL! Every time it pops up I try to make sense of it.

Maybe it's supposed to mean, "She is as good as the bread she makes." No, still weird. -_-

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