10 Italian words used differently in English
Many Italian words are now embedded the English language - particularly in the realms of music and food. But not all mean the same thing in both tongues. Here we list ten of the most problematic expressions.
Bimbo – The origins of the English expression ‘bimbo’ are Italian - but beware how you use the word in Italy. You may think that a bimbo is a rather unintelligent female, but Italians use the word to mean a very young male child.