fare uno starnuto

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression fare uno starnuto, which means to sneeze. The expression literally means to make a sneeze. 

See the expression used below:

Quando Martina fa uno starnuto, sembra che suoni un’orchestra di trombe! Il rumore dello starnuto è così forte che mi spaventa sempre e mi infastidisce.

When Martina sneezes, it seems like trumpets in an orchestra are playing! The sound of the sneeze is so strong that it always scares me and annoys me.


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