andare a genio

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression andare a genio, which means to like or to appeal to. It has an indirect construction – meaning, the thing that is being liked is the subject of the sentence while the person/people doing the liking are the indirect object (expressed with a + noun/proper noun or indirect object pronoun).

See the expression used below:

Ieri abbiamo conosciuto il nuovo ragazzo di Paola: a nessuno del gruppo è andato a genio, secondo noi è un ragazzo molto arrogante.

Yesterday, we met Paola’s new boyfriend: no one in the group liked him, we think he is a very arrogant guy.