fare un freddo cane

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression fare un freddo cane, which means to be freezing cold. It literally means to be a cold dogYou will hear Italians say this a lot in the winter months to describe extremely cold weather. See the expression used below:

Lo scorso inverno faceva un freddo cane, ti ricordi che anche gli sportelli della macchina erano congelati e non potevamo aprirli? Mamma mia quanto freddo!

Last winter it was freezing cold, do you remember that the car windows were also frozen, and we couldn’t open them? Dang, what cold weather!

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