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Wednesday
Oct282009

tutte le scarpe

Tutte le scarpe diventano scarpone.

Hard to translate literally but the idea is that all nice new shoes eventually become old beat up ones. It's something you say to resign yourself to getting old.

Grammatically it's a good reminder of the -are verbs: diventare - divento, diventi, diventa, diventiamo, diventate, diventano.

The original is in napoletano - tutt' 'e scarpe diventano scarpone. Thanks to Luciano for this one! C4N...

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