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Province of Catania

* Translations and transcriptions are available when provided by speakers.

Some recordings marked with ** begin with the standard sentence translated into Italian as follows: 
"It has been raining heavily all week, we hope that tomorrow the good weather will come back ." In these cases the translation of this sentence will not be specified.

N.8: Salvo (Catania, Sicilian )

N.8Salvo
00:00 / 00:05

Registration date: 25/03/21

Transcription  (of the speaker):

Cu di sceccu ni fa mulu, u primu cau ci e do so!  

 

Translation  (of the speaker):

If you turn the donkey into a mule, the first kick is yours.

Moral: when you help a person you do him good, as a thank you at the first opportunity he is not grateful to you ...

N.9: Salvo (Catania, Sicilian )

N.9Salvo
00:00 / 00:02

Registration date: 25/03/21

Translation  (of the speaker):

Whoever eats makes crumbs.

N.10: Salvo (Catania, Sicilian )

N.10Salvo
00:00 / 00:04

Registration date: 25/03/21

Transcription  (of the speaker):

Na nuci n'ha zacco no makes sgruscio.

 

Translation  (of the speaker):

A walnut alone in a sack makes no noise.

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