You're in the midst of a conversation in Italian when all of a sudden a word referring male or female genitalia crops up.
But fear not, you might have actually received a compliment.
Italian is a rich language and some of these phrases are a great way to express yourself, whether you want to pull someone's leg, show your ambivalence or pay someone a compliment.
But be warned, a few may need to be used with caution!
Can you think of anymore? Let us know in the comments section below.
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