What’s the meaning of “Avere la testa fra le nuvole”?

In this short lesson, we will learn the meaning of the Italian saying Avere la testa fra le nuvole along with its pronunciation. If you like to daydream, this idiom is for you.

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Avere la testa fra le nuvole

Meaning of the saying

Avere la testa fra le nuvole can be literally translated as “to have the head among the clouds”, and it’s used to describe someone wo is so absorbed in their fantasies and daydreams that they become detached from reality.

People with their heads in the clouds are absent-minded, distracted, and unreliable. It’s quite similar to its English translation, to have one’s head in the clouds.

woman falling down the stairs

Pronunciation of Avere la testa fra le nuvole in Italian

Now let’s hear how this saying is pronounced.

Avere la testa fra le nuvole
To have one’s head in the clouds

If you need help with Italian pronunciation, check out the lesson on the Italian alphabet and pronunciation.

For example, you could say…

Mia figlia ha sempre la testa fra le nuvole. In classe si distrae sempre!
My daughter always has her head in the clouds. She is always distracted in class!

Hai ancora dimenticato di fare i compiti? Hai davvero la testa fra le nuvole!
Have you still forgotten to do your homework? You really have your head in the clouds!

kid frantically doing his homework

And that’s the end of our lesson on the Italian saying Avere la testa fra le nuvole!

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