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

  • 2. 
    What are babbalaci ?
    • A. 

      Snails

    • B. 

      Beard

    • C. 

      Carry bag

    • D. 

      Birds

  • 3. 
    What is a person's 'nciuriu?
    • A. 

      Nickname

    • B. 

      Surname

    • C. 

      Head covering

    • D. 

      Shoes

  • 4. 
    Travagghiari is to do what?
    • A. 

      To travel

    • B. 

      To work, toil

    • C. 

      To drag something

    • D. 

      To overthrow

  • 5. 
    What is u palmentu used in?
    • A. 

      Fishing

    • B. 

      Wine making

    • C. 

      Shoe making

    • D. 

      Dress making

  • 6. 
    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?

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    When one says "Amuninni", what are they saying?
    • A. 

      Let's eat!

    • B. 

      Admonishing someone

    • C. 

      Let's go!

    • D. 

      Keep quite!

  • 9. 
    What occupation is u scarparu?
    • A. 

      Tanner

    • B. 

      A professional runner

    • C. 

      Cobbler; shoemaker

    • D. 

      Tailor

  • 10. 
    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)

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    A tradtional 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

  • 13. 
    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).

  • 14. 
    scacciari l'uocchiu is to do what?
    • A. 

      Blink

    • B. 

      Wink

    • C. 

      Punch one in the eye

    • D. 

      Stare

  • 15. 
    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.

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    What is the meaning of the word 'ncudduliari ?
    • A. 

      To confuse

    • B. 

      To turn inside-out

    • C. 

      To join together

    • D. 

      To entangle

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    What are i cosi duci ?
    • A. 

      A type of fruit

    • B. 

      Biscuits

    • C. 

      Nice words

    • D. 

      An unexpected gift