Murcia is a city famous for its amazing student life and it brings together many international exchange students every year. You can get close to every culture and traditions with no need to travel to that country and especially, you will find so many Italians on your way. Every time I meet someone.. where are they from? Italy. Seems like in few years Spain will be conquered by them!
Coming to Spain was about experiencing the Spanish culture and way of life and it is not that I did not, but parallelly with that I also learned lots of things about Italy. That is why I am dedicating this post to Italy!
There are so many things about Italians that I find very funny, but so unique and original at the same time. And here I am sharing some of my favorite ones!
The Italian language
When Italians have a normal talk, it sounds like one of those playlist you can find on youtube under the name ”songs for relaxation” and actually in the backgrounds there are always some annoying birds, but you keep listening to it because you like it. It is the same with the Italian language, it might sound annoying, but still it is kind of lovely… right? And that’s when they have a normal talk, but when they argue.. hm, I guess it’s the same, but maybe just in a faster motion!!
Anyways, it is an amazing language(personally, I like it so much) and it always sounds nice, even if they are swearing(and Italians swear way too much)! It is also considered as one of the easiest languages to learn and maybe that is why Italians find it difficult to speak another language. I’m joking. You are good at Spanish, at least =P
Speaking English with an Italian accent
This is my favorite one! Italians do not pronounce the letter ”h”, so if they say ”I’m hungry” it sounds exactly the same as ”I’m angry” and then you wonder what is this person trying to say and you do not know what to do – to give them food or run before being punched! Also imagine an Italian saying ”my hair is so long”. What? Your air is long?
And, of course, not every Italian speaks like that…. only 95% =D
check this video > Italian in Malta
Pizza and pasta
They love pizza and pasta, everyone knows that. Pizza without pineapple, pasta with tuna, with pesto, tomato sauce.. but when you are out of tomato sauce, do not put ketchup on your pasta! Just do not do it! It is a sin! Okey, if you want to make them angry(and I mean angry, not hungry =D) then go for it, but that is unacceptable for them! I still do not understand why. For me pasta and ketchup fit perfectly together! FOREVER!
Does Italian sign language exist? Because if not, there is no need for it. They have enough gestures to help you communicate around. Even if you are just lazy and you do not want to speak, you can easily move your hand and tell someone to get out!
Grazie a tutti!