how are you today?
In today’s post I would like to introduce you to a new Italian expression, which I hope you will use a lot because it’s really nice to know (and show off!)
I’m talking about the expression “essere pieno/a come un uovo“. What does it mean exactly? Well, literally, it is “to be full like an egg“. An egg is full of yolk and egg white, so that is what the expression references to. It is a simile: a person is as full of food as an egg is full of white and yolk.
When you eat so much that you can’t put another piece of whatever food you’re eating in your mouth because you feel like you’re going to explode (that happened to me not too long ago!).
So here you go, when you feel full of food, you will be able to proudly show off your Italian skills and say this out loud: “Sono pieno/a come un uovo!“. You will know that if you are a female, you need to say “sono piena“; if you are a male, you need to say “sono pieno“.
If you wish to listen to this expression in use, watch my newest vlog below:
More Italian expressions to come!
All the best,