Have you ever heard a word or saying that you swear you have never heard before and then all of a sudden you find yourself hearing it all the time?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to me with a certain Italian phrase that seems to be popping up all over the place since I first heard it.
The phrase I am referring to is…
“Un sacco di <insert Italian noun here>”
Literally translated it means “A bag/sack of” and it is basically the equivalent to the English way of saying “plenty of”,“tons of” or “heaps of”.
In order to complete the saying, you must tack a noun to the end of it. Below are some nouns that you might hear used with the saying, “un sacco di…”. Take note, that the noun should be plural unless you are using an uncountable noun (such as money or time).
tempo – time
persone – people
parole – words
cose – things
domande – questions
soldi – money
errori – errors
The list goes on and on. You can pretty much add any noun to the phrase “un sacco di..” in order to stress the fact that there is/are alot.
Have you heard this Italian phrase in passing, in conversation, or in any other context?
Check out my other “Adventures of Learning a Language”:
Adventures of Learning a Language – Part 6
Adventures of Learning a Language – Part 5
Adventures of Learning a Language – Part 4
Adventures of Learning a Language – Part 3
Adventures of Learning a Language – Part 2
Adventures of Learning a Language – Part 1