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"Lei è buona come il pane."

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This is the weirdest.

5 years ago

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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.

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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That makes sense.

5 years ago

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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. -_-

5 years ago