parlare arabo

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression, parlare arabo, which means to speak Greek.  According to Wikipedia, speaking Greek “is an idiom/dead metaphor in English, [often] expressing that something is not understandable.”  See the expression used below:

Madre: Giorgia, devi ordinare immediatamente la tua stanza, gli ospiti stanno per arrivare.
Mother:  Giorgia, you have to clean your room immediately, the guests are about to arrive.

Figlia: Va bene, mamma, appena finisco di chattare lo faccio.
Figlia:  Ok, mom, as soon as I finish chatting I will do it.

Madre: Parlo arabo forse? Fallo adesso, sono già per strada!
Madre: Am I speaking Greek perhaps?  Do it now, they are already on their way.

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