La festa della mamma, il Mother’s Day, è appena passata ed è risaputo che gli italiani sono dei veri e propri mammoni. Ma gli inglesi non sono da meno e amano incondizionatamente le loro madri… come dimostrano le tante espressioni utili e divertenti legate alla mamma! Vediamo quali sono:
Anche gli inglesi sono mammoni! Ecco alcune espressioni utili e divertenti
a face only a mother could love – a very ugly face.
E.g. That poor baby has a face only a mother could love.
a tiger mother – a strict and demanding mother.
E.g. My mother wanted me to excel in absolutely everything I did, she was definitely a tiger mom.
everyone and his mother – lots of people
E.g. You missed an epic party last night, everyone and their mother was there.
mama’s boy – a boy or man who is very attached and influenced by his mother.
E.g. My husband’s a real mama’s boy, he calls her everyday after dinner.
the mother of all (something) – the largest/most extreme of something.
E.g. Wow that’s the mother of all steaks, it’s enormous!
the motherland – the country in which a person was born or has origins from that country.
After many years of living abroad, I’m going back to the motherland.
mother nature – the personification of nature.
E.g. We need to protect mother nature by reducing pollution.
soccer mom – a suburban mother who spends lots of time transporting her children to different activities.
E.g. A good soccer mom always has extra snacks and bottled water in their SUV.
like mother like daughter– when daughters resemble their mothers.
E.g. Tina has a beautiful smile just like her mother: like mother like daughter.
James: Are you going to Mario’s graduation party? It’s going to be the mother of all graduation parties.
Daniel: Yeah I’m going! Everyone and their mother will be there.
Christina: You should go out on a date with my colleague Bill.
Lisa: Sorry Christina, but he has a face only a mother could love and he seems like a total mama’s boy.
Amy: My mother is forcing me to take advanced geometry lessons. My mother is quite the tiger mom.
Rebecca: My mother likes us to be more active so she wants us to play sports, she is the typical soccer mom.
Modi diversi per dire “mother” in inglese
- Mama di solito è l’espressione usata dai bambini per rivolgersi alla mamma;
- Ma i bambini usano spesso anche mommy, mummy o momma;
- Mom è usato di solito negli USA e in Canada;
- Mum è usato di solito nel Regno Unito;
- Mam è usato di solito in Ireland.