I am going to start posting one Italian word a week. It maybe something that I have just learned or a word that involves a funny moment/story.
This week the word is Schifo, which means disgusting or something revolting.
The verb: schifare.
A useful phrase: che schifo! I heard an old Italian lady using it yesterday. She was walking in front of me along the street when she all of a sudden stopped and started complaining about the dog poo on the street to these other old ladies (I think there are her friends). She started shouting (in a very Italian way) ‘Che Schifo! Che Schifo!’. I agree with her people really should pick up after their dogs! You always have to walk along the street looking at the pavement to make sure you don’t step in poo. I have only seen one person who picked up after their dog and considering the amount of people who have dogs here is shocking. Get a pooper scooper people! The dog is not going to do it themselves!