the 5 Sienese sentences you need to know

“Senza lilleri ‘un si lallera”
Corresponds to '' those with no money should have no whims''
“Tarabaralla”
Used to mean ''at least there is this...''
“cittino/ cittina”
Meaning little boy-little girl. Citto and citta mean boy and girl. That is why the Palio just won is like a newborn baby. It is in fact called ''cittino'' by the Contrada members, who take it around the streets and suck on a dummy, called ''ciucciolo'' from the verb ''ciucciare'', to suck.
“Briaco”
''Drunk''
“un monte di…”
meaning ''a lot of'', for example ''un monte di gente'' (a lot of people) , ''un monte di soldi'' ( a lot of money)

 

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