Do all Italian women have big boobs?
No, not all Italian women have big boobs, but you must first define what you mean by big boobs. Larger than size 36, American ratings? What cup size, D at a minimum? If you would like a scientific answer you need to define your terms first. Italian cinema has probably given birth to this notion, what with the cinematic fantasies of Fellini and the wonders of Sophia Loren, Gina Lollibrigida, etc. Generally speaking Italian women probably have larger breasts than other European women, and it is probably possible to find statistics to support this thesis. Again, however, please define your terms.
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Abbraccione is an Italian equivalent of 'big hug'. It's pronounced 'ahb-brahch-CHYOH-nay'. It's a masculine gender noun whose definite article is 'il' ['the'], and whose indef…inite article is 'uno' ['a, one']. (MORE)
Donne così belle is an Italian equivalent of the English phrase "such beautiful women." Specifically, the feminine noun donne means "women." The adverb così means "so, such…." The feminine adjective belle means "beautiful." The pronunciation is "DOHN-ne koh-SEE BEHL-leh." (MORE)
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The United States is currently one of the fattest nations on earth. The problem is not simply an American one either, with almost every developed nation reporting a huge rise …in obesity and weight related illness over the last four decades. One of the most common complaints from men who are struggling with their weight if the gathering of fat that builds up around the chest, resulting in swollen and unpleasant looking breasts that are almost reminiscent of the breast area of a woman. This has resulted in the term "man boobs" being used to refer to overweight males possessing large chests that have expanded not due to muscle, but stored fat. The questions posed below can help to answer some of the more common queries about this condition, how it relates to the overall body fat percentage of the sufferer, and how to counter the problem.In some rare cases, men developing large breasts can occur as a result of illness, medical procedures, and some treatments for other diseases. That condition actually has a medical name, and is known in professional circles as gynecomastia. It occurs due to the male body producing too much estrogen, a hormone that is usually only produced in particularly large amounts in women, and makes the male breasts swell just like females during puberty. These swellings are rare outside of men with preexisting conditions however, and the most common form of large male bosom is caused by simple lifestyle choices or age. Anybody that has excessive amounts of body fat is more likely to suffer with enlarged breasts, and it becomes more likely to be problematic the more overweight a man becomes. Men are composed naturally of less fat than women, and as a result are classified as obese when they reach 25 percent body fat in total, as opposed to women who must be found to have over 32 percent body fat for the same diagnosis. The average amount of body fat in men is between 15 and 24 percent, with only elite athletes being likely to have lower amounts of stored fat. Bear in mind however, that there is no real ideal percentage of body fat for everyone, and you can be perfectly healthy even if you are at the upper end of the percentage scale. There are many different ways of checking what percentage of your body is fat. Modern digital scales are the most simple and efficient way of measuring excess fat, and they are freely available at large markets and pharmacies. You can also measure your body fat using old fashioned calipers, by taking a pinch of skin at several standardized points on the body and then accurately determining the thickness of your subcutaneous fat. The most obvious answer is however, to simply go and speak with a doctor or medical professional if you have concerns, they can reassure you that nothing more serious has occurred, and tailor their advice to suit your body type. Fortunately, as most cases of breast swellings in men are caused by diet or body issues, you can obtain real results simply by using some old fashioned discipline and hard work. Excess flab, lack of upper body exercise, and low testosterone levels are the three big concerns to anybody suffering with man boobs, and all three can be addressed with a little effort. Cut back on calories to burn fat, so lay off the sugar and excessive amounts of carbs. On that note, grain products and wheat have been linked to higher estrogen levels, so you can also cut back on those, and start eating things that are high in testosterone friendly monounsaturated fats, such as avocados, nuts, eggs, and olive oil. Many vegetables are also good for inhibiting estrogen, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels' sprouts, so eating a healthy diet is really important if you want to see results. Obviously you need to work the pectoral muscles to help melt the fat, and build some nice tight muscle. At the same time, it is important that you do not cause any real growth in the area, as this could possibly even exacerbate the issue, so the trick is to not lift heavy weights. Very light weights tone but do not cause growth, and with this in mind, you should consider lifting light weights, but doing large numbers of repetitions. Body weight exercises are also perfect for this type of thing, and you don't even need to go to a gym to do it. Pushups, dips, and pull ups for example are all excellent tools for toning the chest area without adding any real size. It can be extremely harmful to your self confidence if you are male and have large breasts. The good news however, is that usually no form of medical treatments are necessary, and the issue can be rectified at home with a little patience and effort. Remember that excessive body fat is the single biggest issue, moreso even than some natural causes of sagging breasts, such as old age or the consumption of too much alcohol, and you really need to watch what you are eating if you want to see real results. Finally, remember that there are many more troublesome health problems to worry about than simple cosmetic conditions, so don't get disheartened, simply pull up your bootstraps and make a real effort to ditch the estrogen heavy foods and hit the gym. If you really are struggling with your man boobs, you can also consider taking some nutritional supplements to increase the amount of testosterone you produce. Several are commonly used amongst the bodybuilding fraternity, with maca root extract being a gym staple as it is believed to help with hormonal issues, and zinc supplements are popular as it is known to help increase testosterone production in the body. (MORE)
Each country has its own holiday traditions. Christmas celebrations around the world include decorations, music, food, and gifts. An Italian Christmas celebration can last for… two weeks. These are some holiday traditions from Italy. While trees and lights are a common part of Christmas decorations in the United States, decorations in Italy are simpler. The main focus of the decorations is the Nativity scene. Almost every church in Italy has its own Nativity, and the scenes are also set up in the public squares. Decorations begin to appear on December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. Some of the scenes go well beyond the traditional manger to include entire villages. In most scenes, the manger is set up but baby Jesus is not placed in the scene until Christmas Eve. Live Nativity's are also popular throughout the country. Christmas markets are held in cities and villages throughout Italy. The markets can last up to a month. Merchandise varies by location, and many local handicrafts are on sale. In the Verona region, a large market with wooden stalls is set up to sell regional foods, handicrafts, and imports from Germany. The region of Trieste hosts a smaller market that sells local candies, gifts, and toys. The capital city of Italy, Rome is home to many of the county's biggest holiday celebrations. First, Baroque Square is transformed into a huge outdoor Christmas market. It includes a Merry Go Round and a place for kids to visit Father Christmas. Thousands of people flock to the Basilica in Saint Peter's Square for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. On St. Lucia's Day, the square hosts a colorful parade. Multiple Nativity scenes are displayed throughout the city and the main streets are decorated with lights. At any holiday celebration in Italy, food is at the center of the festivities. A traditional Christmas Eve dinner includes multiple types of fish and Broccoli Rabe. This Feast of the Seven Fishes got its origins from the Italian tradition of refraining from eating red meat on certain days for religious purposes. Desserts are also a big part of the meal with favorites like dried figs, candied almonds, and struffoli. Christmas breads like panforte and pandolce are also on the menu. Italians exchange gifts in multiple ways during the holiday season. While Father Christmas brings children gifts on Christmas day, they also receive gifts throughout the season. The main gift giving day in Italy is Epiphany, which falls in January and celebrates the day the wise men visited baby Jesus in the manger. Celebrations include the legend of La Befana, an old woman who delivers gifts to children the night before Epiphany. Much like Santa Claus, she places gifts in children's stockings as they hang by the fire. In some cases, she even sweeps the floor before she leaves, to symbolize sweeping away the problems of the year before. Italy has its own unique holiday traditions, but in many ways, they celebrate like much of the rest of the world. However, the holiday season in Italy lasts from early December until early January. Many celebrations and festivals are closely tied to feast days of the Roman Catholic religion. These are some of the traditions included in an Italian Christmas. While Christmas trees are not an Italian tradition, they are becoming more popular in Italy. Each year, a tree is erected in Saint Peter's Square, and some Italian families decorate trees in their homes. Shops, hotels, and restaurants also put up trees. (MORE)
Descended from Latin used by commoners, Italian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe. It is also used in some parts of Africa and by expatriates in North and South Am…erica. The total number of speakers is more than 85 million, with 59 million speaking it as their mother tongue and 14 million as a second language. Besides Italy, it is an official language in the European Union, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, parts of Croatia and Slovenia. The Italian language has an unusual situation wherein almost 20 distinct regional dialects are spoken by the people instead of Italiano standard (standard Italian), the official language. Accademia della Crusca in Florence (1582-1583) is the official legislative body of the language of Italy. The first Italian dictionary was printed in 1612. After Italy was unified in 1861, the central government faced a daunting task of uniting a people with diverse culture and language. They spoke a wide variety of languages rooted in the Mediterranean and Indo-European cultures.The leaders appointed popular author Alessandro Manzoni with a challenge of establishing a national language. Manzoni combined the dialect of Florence of that time with that of the prosperous 14th century represented in Italian classics by Petrarch and Boccaccio. His proposal was initially accepted, but linguistic purists instead opted for the 14th century version of the language as the official version. In 1868, the leaders of Italy promoted the newly established national language by actively degrading the other languages into dialects.The forced adoption of the national language had its consequences. The official language proved difficult to learn. And although it was not entirely opposed and discarded, the general populace across Italy dealt with the issue by combining it with their regional dialects. For example, inhabitants in the Ligurian (or Genoese) region spoke a mixture of the national language and the local dialect. In the end, this gave rise to at least twenty distinct dialects known as Italiani regionali (regional Italian). Due to external influences, the northern style evolved differently from the southern styles. The Venetian dialect was popular in Medieval Italy, while Genoese was used by the merchants along the Mediterranean shores. A cultural renaissance in Florence made the dialect there the standard in artistic works.After German and French, Italian is the most spoken language in Switzerland. It is the administrative language of Vatican City. Almost two-thirds of the people in Malta can speak Italian, making it the most spoken non-official language. Minorities in the southeast and Corsica regions of France, Monaco, Albania, and Montenegro speak Italian. This makes it a very useful language for European travel even outside Italy.Influences from the colonial period have made Italian widely understood in Libya and Eritrea. Although Muammar Gaddafi expelled the Italian population and made Arabic the national language, Italian linguistics is widely used in education and business in Libya. While in Eritrea, Italian remains the main language of economics. It is also used in Ethiopia and Somalia by the new federal government.In the United States, around one million people speak the Italian language at home, even though 17 million Americans are descended from Italian expatriates. In Canada, approximately 700,000 people speak the language. And in Australia, it's the second most spoken foreign language. After Spanish, Italian is the most spoken in Argentina and is also used by minorities in Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela.One of the most famous works in the world, Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" was written in Italian. Dante was a strong vocalist for the vulgar tongue of Latin (from which Italian is derived) and Bruno Migliorini said that it was through "this masterpiece in which Italians rediscovered their language in sublime form."Francesco Petrarca's was born in Arezzo and was one of the direct contributors to the official Italian language. His philological works are greatly respected. But it is his love poems like "Canzoniere" that influenced poets and literature of the 15th and 16th centuries.Boccaccio was the man behind the Italian version of the Arabian Nights, the merchant's epic, "Decameron." His work was studied as a basis for writing fiction and prose. A friend and disciple of Petrarch, he wrote a commentary on Dante.Exiled to Paris for six years, Brunetto Latini (1220-1294) was the literary link between Tuscany and France. Two of his written works, the "Trésor" in French and the "Tesoretto" in Italian, were the basis of development in allegorical and didactic poetry upon which Dante's Divine Comedy was based.You may wonder why Italy is considered a land of lovers. A group of Florentines called the "dolce stil nuovo" (1270-1310) had a big part in that, as they used their knowledge of science and philosophy to analyze love. Included among them are Guido Cavalcanti and the young Dante.The Chroniclers including Dino Compagni and Giovanni Villani were men of business who wrote in the vulgar tongue about local affairs.Some elderly Italians speak exclusively in regional dialects without mixing in the official version. Other than Italian, Greek is spoken in Calabria and Croatian in Molise. As stated before, the majority speak a mixture of official and regional dialects. The study of the history of Italian linguistics is fascinating because of the various complexities, not only for students of the language but also for Italians themselves.Latin has a distinctive contrast between short and long consonants. Except for Italian, the other romance languages derived from Latin do not share this aspect. Italian is also the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary. (MORE)
Leo women are those women born between July 23 and August 22. Their zodiac symbol is the lion, representing their power and dominance. The Leo woman, like the Leo man, often c…arries herself like royalty, and is often arrogant and prone to losing her temper. However, even though it probably won't be immediately evident, she will have a softer, more feminine side. If you want to learn more about the Leo woman and her sometimes formidable personality, continue reading below.A lot of potential mates notice the Leo woman and are attracted to her because of her vivaciousness. When she does choose a man, she is sometimes possessive of him. On the other hand, she will become frustrated if she is dominated by her partner. In order to remedy this problem, a Leo woman will often date a very submissive man, but this won't be an ideal match, since submissive men also frustrate her. Her best love match as an Aquarius, since both are energetic and believe in their own ideas. She will also do well in a relationship with a Sagittarius or an Aries, since they'll be able to keep up with her high level of energy, too. She must avoid getting into a relationship with a Capricorn or a Taurus, as those two signs are much too practical in their outlooks for her.Leo women often have many friends and many social events to attend. They sometimes have difficulty becoming extremely close with other women, preferring to compete with them instead. However, they are often able to attract followers who need the Leo woman's help in life. They are usually very enthusiastic about their friendships with both men and women, although their bad tempers will cause them to get extremely angry if they are lied to. A good friend for the Leo woman is an Aries, since the Aries and Leo both enjoy adventure, and the Aries is able to help the Leo tone down her abruptness, if needed. As in relationships, Leos do not do well in friendships with very practical people such as Capricorns and Tauruses. They also struggle in friendships with Scorpios, since both Leos and Scorpios are so possessive and strong-willed.Leo women are often very passionate about their chosen careers. Do not expect them to leave their career after marriage. They are often found in management positions due to their confidence and leadership skills. They tend to enjoy careers that involve either written or verbal communication, so they will often be writers, publicists, actresses, or motivational speakers. Some enjoy social work. Above all, they want to do a job that they feel is important, and they want to be able to regularly interact with people during their work day. They become very resentful of supervisors or managers who do not know what they are doing, and encountering one often causes a Leo woman to lose her infamous Leo temper.As a mother, the Leo woman will normally love spending time with her kids, although she may also tend to spoil them. Usually, her children will be taught excellent manners to use in public. However, the Leo woman will often struggle with relating to the feelings of her children in a sensitive manner, so it is sometimes best if the other parent (if there is one) takes on that task. When parenting in tandem, the other parent will have to watch out for the Leo woman's tendency to try to become the dominant parent. If you're the other parent, it's acceptable to let her be dominant sometimes, as long as you do not fade completely out of the picture. Within her immediate and extended family, the Leo woman will be sociable and charming, and will love to organize and participate in family events.Normally, the Leo woman will seem like a firecracker, tossing her head with confidence and charging off in pursuit of her various goals. In small doses, this will be exhilarating for other people, but over time, her attitude will tire others out. If you have a significant relationship with a Leo woman, whether you're a friend, lover, coworker, or family member, there are ways to tone her down and access her softer side. Often, if you encounter her in a small group or one-on-one, she will drop her arrogance and speak more slowly and sensitively with you. For friends, lovers, or family members, a good way to calm her down a bit is to show her some physical affection. However, if you're a coworker, don't cross this boundary.If you're a Leo woman, you share your zodiac sign with the popular and feisty actresses Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez. Another well-known Leo woman is the Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller. (MORE)
Since the very first cave dweller chiseled on the first cave wall, artists have striven to capture the female form in all her glory and splendor. Throughout every art movement…, women have played an important part in teaching the world the meaning of beauty. Although paintings receive the widest recognition when it comes to the female form in art, many sculptors have also taken it upon themselves to reveal the beauty of woman in art. While there are many statues of women dating back to primitive art movements, this article is going to explore some of the popular woman statues of contemporary art.Originally, a commission meant to be a statement about war, "The River" is the epitome of motion in sculpture. Completed by French sculptor Aristide Maillol in 943, "The River" is a contemporary woman statue sculpted from lead. The finished piece is 7 1/2 feet long, and depicts a nude woman caught in a river's current. Although Maillol based much of his work on the female form, "The River" is perhaps one of his most important works, as it captured the movement of the woman trapped in water so perfectly. To emphasize the motion and theme of the statue, it is displayed at the edge of a water feature at the Museum of Modern Art.When the founder of the Cubist movement, Pablo Picasso, wanted his lover to conceive another child, he created for her a personal fertility goddess. "Pregnant Woman" is a mixed-medium woman statue on display at the Museum of Modern Art. As a metaphor for the female womb, Picasso incorporated bits of discarded pottery into this piece to form the female curves. Although many bronze copies of "Pregnant Woman" exist, the original piece is made from plaster, metal, wood, ceramic, and pottery - symbolizing the complexity of women. Sadly, for Picasso, his lover never conceived the third child he hoped for.In 1999, Mumbai artist Navjot Altaf set out to celebrate the female form with her larger-than-life representation of a fertility goddess. Carved from teak wood, seated upon a metal stand, and painted a bright indigo, "The Blue Lady" was unveiled in 2003 at the Talwar Gallery in New York. The inspiration for Altaf's piece was a woman in India who was accused of being a witch, and persecuted for it. This modern woman statue portrays a woman with one hand clenched into a fist, while the other is open, with the palm facing up. According to the artist, this posture symbolizes a woman holding onto vast knowledge, yet willing to share what she knows with the world.Captured in bronze, the nude figure of a young woman sitting in a lotus position catches the eye of every passerby. Created by Paige Bradley, an American sculptor living in London, "Expansion" is a captivating take on the artist's vision of expanding consciousness. This modern woman statue is cast in bronze, and an internal light pours through fissures that have been placed throughout the woman's skin. Bradley created the piece as an expression of breaking through the confinement people place on themselves, and as a representation of moving to a higher plane of consciousness. Bradley has been creating her own interpretation of the female form professionally since 1996.These are just a few examples of the many statues celebrating women throughout the contemporary art movement. Not limited to sculpture, the female form has played a major role in all forms of modern art, from paintings and sculptures, to woodcuts and prints. Other notable sculptors of the contemporary art movement who have created major works revolving around the female form include Eberhard Encke with his "Trauernde" pieces, Chester Beach and his work "The Nymph," as well as many abstract works by Salvador Dali.Like many artists, surrealist artist Salvadore Dali was enamored with the female form. Having utilized women in many of his works, from paintings such as his "Leda Atomica," to sculptures like his "Lady With Drawers," one of his most notable works involving the female form wasn't a traditional statue at all. Because of his long fascination with actress Mae West, Dali created a wood and satin sofa in the shape of her mouth titled, "Mae West Lips Sofa." (MORE)
The saying about still waters running deep cannot be truer when it comes to figuring out a Pisces women. Astrologists claim that the Pisces woman is known for being the sensua…l type. This is coupled with an ability to maintain a mysterious aura about her. She has a strong imagination, and often has an inclination towards the arts. To learn more about what Astrologists believe about the Pisces women, keep reading.Their tendency to be distracted listeners can make it frustrating to have Pisces women as friends. However, despite her habit of getting lost in her own world, a Pisces friend can be one of the most intuitive friends you will have. She will learn to read your moods, and can offer comfort intuitively, even before you open up. Pisces girlfriends are a shoulder to lean on, and will always be ready to help you drown your sorrows in large tubs of ice cream or other comfort foods.It will be rare to find a Pisces woman who likes to dress up in tight leather or anything that hugs the body. Since the Pisces sign is a water sign, the Pisces woman is more like a mermaid who likes loose and natural clothes. Silk and chiffon garments, which flow on her body, are something that you are likely to find in the Pisces woman's wardrobe. She also loves shimmering jewelry made from natural stones like amethyst.Any man who has found himself enchanted with a Pisces mermaid will need to understand that wooing this woman will require proper courtship. When looking for a Pisces women explanation when it comes to love, you need to understand that these women are quite whimsical when it comes to love and romance. Love letters, serenades, and poetry are all good ways to her heart. A man who is tender, mysterious, and strong enough to protect her is her best match.Achieving a full Pisces women explanation is difficult since they are probably the most challenging to interpret among all the signs. If you are in a relationship with a Pisces woman then you should know how important it is to be fully truthful with her. She expects her Prince Charming to be someone who can be honest with her and devote himself to her completely, and who can stay sweet and thoughtful through the years. If she is denied this kind of attention, the Pisces woman is likely to retreat to her fantasy world, and she can become distant.The Pisces woman can be likened to a mermaid or the proverbial princess in the tower. Despite these cliche images, achieving a Pisces women explanation is more difficult than you think. In fact, among all the astrological signs of females, Pisces may be the toughest to interpret. The Pisces woman is closest to the element of water, which means there is a greater depth underneath her calm surface. She is also prone to fantasies, and requires a relationship full of romance and affection.Even though a Pisces woman demands full honesty from her partner, it's okay to keep up a bit of mystery during the courtship phase. Taking her on clandestine dinners or spontaneous out-of-town trips will certainly whisk her off her feet. (MORE)
One study found the average weight of Italian women to be 135 pounds, with younger women being slimmer and women gaining weight as they age.
Zampone is an Italian equivalent of 'big foot'. It's pronounced 'tsahm-POH-nay'. It's a feminine gender noun whose definite article is 'la' ['the'], and whose indefinite artic…le is 'una' ['a, one']. It's formed by adding the suffix '-one' ['big'] to the noun 'zampa' ['paw']. (MORE)