Do You Know These Aeolian Words And Phrases?

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  • 1. 

    Ammugghiuliari is to do what?

    • A.

      To roll something up (in a messy fashion)

    • B.

      To marry

    • C.

      Shuffle along

    • D.

      To fall in love

    Correct Answer
    A. To roll something up (in a messy fashion)
    Explanation
    The word "Ammugghiuliari" is not commonly used in English, but it can be inferred that it refers to the action of rolling something up in a messy fashion. This is supported by the fact that the other options do not fit well with the word and its structure. "To marry" and "to fall in love" are unrelated to the concept of rolling something up, and "shuffle along" does not fit the context of the word. Therefore, the most logical explanation is that "Ammugghiuliari" means to roll something up in a messy fashion.

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  • 2. 

    Travagghiari is to do what?

    • A.

      To travel

    • B.

      To work, toil

    • C.

      To drag something

    • D.

      To overthrow

    Correct Answer
    B. To work, toil
    Explanation
    Travagghiari is an Italian verb that means "to work" or "to toil". It refers to the act of engaging in labor or exerting effort in order to accomplish a task or achieve a goal. This verb implies hard work and dedication, suggesting that the person is putting in a significant amount of effort and energy into their work.

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  • 3. 

    When one says "Amuninni", what are they saying?

    • A.

      Let's eat!

    • B.

      Admonishing someone

    • C.

      Let's go!

    • D.

      Keep quiet!

    Correct Answer
    C. Let's go!
    Explanation
    The phrase "Amuninni" is used to express the idea of "Let's go!" It is a phrase commonly used to encourage or invite others to start moving or to begin an activity together.

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  • 4. 

    What does it mean to:  diri minzogni

    • A.

      To tell lies

    • B.

      Read poems out loud

    • C.

      To hum the tune of a song

    • D.

      To recall one's dreams by telling them to someone

    Correct Answer
    A. To tell lies
    Explanation
    "Diri minzogni" means to tell lies. This is evident from the fact that the other options do not match the meaning of the given phrase. "Read poems out loud" refers to reciting poetry, "to hum the tune of a song" means to sing or hum a song's melody, and "to recall one's dreams by telling them to someone" means to remember and share one's dreams. Therefore, the correct answer is "to tell lies."

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  • 5. 

    What is someone trying to do:  Addumari

    • A.

      Saying 'see you tomorrow'

    • B.

      Trying to fall asleep

    • C.

      Questioning

    • D.

      Turning something on; light up

    Correct Answer
    D. Turning something on; light up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "turning something on; light up". This is because when someone says "see you tomorrow" while mentioning "Addumari", it implies that they are trying to turn something on or light up, possibly referring to a device or a switch. The phrase "see you tomorrow" suggests that they will meet again in the future, indicating a connection with the act of turning something on.

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  • 6. 

    What are babbalaci ?

    • A.

      Snails

    • B.

      Beard

    • C.

      Carry bag

    • D.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    A. Snails
    Explanation
    Babbalaci are a type of snails.

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  • 7. 

    What is someone trying to do in the word ammucciari ?

    • A.

      To accumulate, hoard

    • B.

      To munch away (as in eating)

    • C.

      To hide

    • D.

      To milk (as in a cow)

    Correct Answer
    C. To hide
    Explanation
    The word "ammucciari" is derived from the Italian verb "ammucchiare," which means "to hide." Therefore, when someone is trying to "ammucciari," they are attempting to hide something.

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  • 8. 

    What is u palmentu used in?

    • A.

      Fishing

    • B.

      Wine making

    • C.

      Shoe making

    • D.

      Dress making

    Correct Answer
    B. Wine making
    Explanation
    U palmentu is used in wine making.

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  • 9. 

    What does picca picca mean?

    • A.

      Not much; a very small amount

    • B.

      Very small in stature

    • C.

      The very top, peak

    • D.

      To be very proud

    Correct Answer
    A. Not much; a very small amount
    Explanation
    The phrase "picca picca" is not commonly used in English, but it resembles the word "piccolo" which means "small" in Italian. Therefore, it can be inferred that "picca picca" also means "a very small amount" or "not much" in this context.

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  • 10. 

    What is the meaning of the saying:  truvari u pilu 'ta l'uovu

    • A.

      To exaggerate

    • B.

      To find the answer

    • C.

      To find fault

    • D.

      What came first: the chicken or the egg?

    Correct Answer
    C. To find fault
    Explanation
    The saying "truvari u pilu 'ta l'uovu" means "to find fault." This expression implies the act of criticizing or pointing out flaws in something or someone. It suggests a tendency to focus on the negative aspects rather than appreciating the positive.

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  • 11. 

    What occupation is u scarparu?

    • A.

      Tanner

    • B.

      A professional runner

    • C.

      Cobbler; shoemaker

    • D.

      Tailor

    Correct Answer
    C. Cobbler; shoemaker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cobbler; shoemaker. This occupation is known for making and repairing shoes. A cobbler is skilled in working with leather and other materials to create and mend footwear. They play an important role in preserving and enhancing the longevity of shoes, ensuring they are comfortable and functional for the wearer.

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  • 12. 

    scacciari l'uocchiu is to do what?

    • A.

      Blink

    • B.

      Wink

    • C.

      Punch one in the eye

    • D.

      Stare

    Correct Answer
    B. Wink
    Explanation
    The phrase "scacciari l'uocchiu" is in Sicilian dialect and it translates to "wink" in English. Winking is the act of closing one eye briefly as a signal or gesture, often to convey a secret or flirtatious message. Therefore, "wink" is the correct answer that accurately describes the action of "scacciari l'uocchiu".

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  • 13. 

    If someone wants to imbrugghiari you they are trying to do what?

    • A.

      To invite you out

    • B.

      To mislead, confuse

    • C.

      To tie you up

    • D.

      Taking umbrage

    Correct Answer
    B. To mislead, confuse
    Explanation
    If someone wants to "imbrugghiari" you, they are trying to mislead and confuse you. The word "imbrugghiari" is derived from the Italian language, where it means to confuse or perplex someone. Therefore, the correct answer is to mislead, confuse.

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  • 14. 

    Some of the island's cuciaturi are still usuable.  What are they?

    • A.

      Wells to collect rain water.

    • B.

      Churches.

    • C.

      Wine making facilities.

    • D.

      Short cuts (as in a path connecting one place or town to another).

    Correct Answer
    D. Short cuts (as in a path connecting one place or town to another).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is short cuts (as in a path connecting one place or town to another). This is because the sentence states that "Some of the island's cuciaturi are still usable," implying that there are some cuciaturi that are still in use. Since cuciaturi refers to short cuts, it can be inferred that the usable cuciaturi are the paths connecting different places or towns on the island.

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  • 15. 

    What is the meaning of arranciarsi.

    • A.

      To make do with what one has; manage

    • B.

      To squeeze orange juice

    • C.

      Get angry; be enraged

    • D.

      To become pale as in when one is sick.

    Correct Answer
    A. To make do with what one has; manage
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "to make do with what one has; manage," explains the meaning of the word "arranciarsi." It suggests that arranciarsi refers to the act of coping or dealing with a situation using the available resources or options. It implies the ability to adapt and handle circumstances without having everything one desires or needs.

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  • 16. 

    A traditional aeolian house (casa eoliana) usually has the following elements:  bagghiu, bisola, pulera e loggia.  What are they?  Select all correct answers.

    • A.

      Terrace

    • B.

      Low stone wall around the terrace that also acts as a seat

    • C.

      Cylindrical columns

    • D.

      A timber loggia covering the terrace

    • E.

      Roof

    • F.

      An outdoor oven

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Terrace
    B. Low stone wall around the terrace that also acts as a seat
    C. Cylindrical columns
    D. A timber loggia covering the terrace
    Explanation
    A traditional aeolian house (casa eoliana) typically includes a terrace, a low stone wall around the terrace that also acts as a seat, cylindrical columns, and a timber loggia covering the terrace. These elements are characteristic of aeolian architecture and are commonly found in aeolian houses.

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  • 17. 

    What do the Aeolians call u sciruoccu?

    • A.

      A hot and humid south or southeast wind originating from Northern Africa.

    • B.

      A type of syrup.

    • C.

      The dirt and debris that flows down from higher ground after significant rainfall.

    • D.

      An old donkey "sceccu" that has been put out to pasture.

    Correct Answer
    A. A hot and humid south or southeast wind originating from Northern Africa.
    Explanation
    The Aeolians call "u sciruoccu" a hot and humid south or southeast wind originating from Northern Africa. This suggests that the term refers to a specific weather phenomenon in the region, where such winds are common. The other options provided do not align with the context of the question, as they describe unrelated concepts such as syrup, debris after rainfall, or an old donkey.

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  • 18. 

    What is the meaning of the word 'ncudduliari ?

    • A.

      To confuse

    • B.

      To turn inside-out

    • C.

      To join together

    • D.

      To entangle

    Correct Answer
    D. To entangle
    Explanation
    The word 'ncudduliari' means to entangle. This means that something is becoming twisted or caught up in a complex or confusing way. It implies a state of being tangled or knotted, which can be difficult to unravel or separate.

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  • 19. 

    What is a person's 'nciuriu?

    • A.

      Nickname

    • B.

      Surname

    • C.

      Head covering

    • D.

      Shoes

    Correct Answer
    A. Nickname
    Explanation
    A person's 'nciuriu refers to their nickname. A nickname is an alternative name or a familiar name given to a person, usually by friends, family, or colleagues, that is different from their given name. It is often used as a term of endearment or to highlight a specific characteristic or trait of the person.

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  • 20. 

    What are i cosi duci ?

    • A.

      A type of fruit

    • B.

      Biscuits

    • C.

      Nice words

    • D.

      An unexpected gift

    Correct Answer
    B. Biscuits
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