'That building has such a lovely boob': Tell us your biggest Italian gaffes

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'That building has such a lovely boob': Tell us your biggest Italian gaffes

Change just one vowel and you can make a blunder that will have everyone blushing or in bouts of giggles. What are the biggest slip-ups you've made in Italian?


Learning another language requires a really good sense of humour. You're going to make mistakes. And that's okay, it's how we learn and remember how to phrase something better next time.

Sometimes, though, you'll make a mistake so hilarious that your Italian friends won't want you to improve.


It can make you feel like a toddler when people laugh good-naturedly at your sweet innocence. And it can sometimes raise an eyebrow, especially if you inadvertently say a rude word to the in-laws.

In all fairness, there's only one letter that differentiates between 'roof' and 'boob' in Italian: tetto / tetta. Easy mistake to make!

We want to know what hilarious cock-ups you've made while learning Italian.

If you'd like to share your experiences, get in touch and let us know in the form below.


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KP 2021/05/22 08:24
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