Useful Italian Phrases for Surviving a Heat Wave

| Fri, 07/15/2022 - 06:15
Sometimes the heat's too much, even at the beach. Photo via Timo Wagner on Unsplash

Italy is traditionally associated with a mild Mediterranean climate, warmth and “soft” sunshine. But let’s face it: at the peak of summer, sometimes this country’s too much of a vacation hotspot (emphasis on “hot!”) As Italians suffer through record-breaking temperatures, we’re bringing you some expressions about il caldo (the heat), so you can complain about the weather with surprising flair and fluency.

The basics

Fa caldo! or Che caldo! both mean “it’s hot!”


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