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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian, 3rd Edition by Gabrielle Euvino

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Appendix C

Idiomatic Expressions

There are more espressioni idiomatiche than I could ever offer here, but I’ve provided a few of my favorites along with the more commonly used.

Common Idioms

The following two tables provide a sample of the most commonly used Italian idioms.
The Italian verb andare is used in a number of expressions, including andare matto (to go crazy)!
Va Bene: Idioms with Andare (To Go)
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In Italian, you use the verb fare (to do or make) most often when you would use the English verb to take. You take a shower in English, but you do a shower (fare la doccia) in Italian.
 
Fa Freddo: Idioms with Fare (To Do/To Make)

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