Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Italian sayings- bello come il sole, buono come il pane

Two very common expressions in Italian, and extremely characteristic of the culture.

Both are similes (remember those from high school?) Expressions where two things are compared explicitly, using the words "like" or "as" (unlike metaphors, where the comparison is implicit.)

Bello come il sole- as beautiful as the sun. Buono come il pane- as good as bread.

Need I say more?