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The noun 'una civetta', which means 'owl', is used to talk about flirty women (in English you might say 'vixen'), while for men you could say 'un donnaiolo' for a heterosexual man (it translates more or less as 'womanizer') or 'un cascamorto', which comes from the term 'cascare morto' (to fall down dead), suggesting dramatic swooning.You can also use the verbal phrase 'fare il cascamorto' to refer to a man who is flirting, usually in an over the top way, with someone.Sex Having sex can simply be referred to as 'fare sesso' or 'fare l'amore' (to make love).Much more vulgar alternatives, not to be used around Italian in-laws, are 'scopare' (which also means 'to sweep'), 'fottere' (also meaning 'to steal/swipe'), and 'chiavare' (from 'la chiave' meaning key, so more or less translating as 'to unlock').' Sbaciucchiarsi' is derived from 'baciare' and might be rendered in English as 'smooch' or perhaps 'snog'; it implies lots of repeated, romantic kisses.
Dating The usual term for a date is 'un appuntamento', but this also means 'a (non-romantic) appointment', so make sure you don't get your wires crossed.
Italian has got to be one of the world's most romantic languages, and its vocabulary is well endowed with words for all things lovey-dovey.
Here are a few words and phrases that might come in handy this Valentine's Day.
In Italy, a one-night stand is known as 'una botta e via', literally meaning 'a bang and go', and if you're short on time, it could be helpful to know that 'farsi una sveltina' or 'fare una cosina veloce' are two translations for 'to have a quickie'.
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