Meaning of FICCANASO in Italian

Ficcanaso in Italian

Ficcanaso is the Italian translation for “busybody” or “nosy parker”.

OriginFrom the Italian verb ficcare, which means “to stick” or “to shove”, and naso, which translates as “nose”; so, literally, ficcanaso can be translated as “nose shover” or someone who sticks their nose where it doesn’t belong

Busybody, nosy parker

Ficcanaso in Italian: Different forms

Like most nouns in Italian, ficcanaso has two articles (definite or indefinite articles) and two numbers (singular or plural).

Un ficcanaso
A busybody

Dei ficcanaso
Some busybodies

Il ficcanaso
The busybody

I ficcanaso
The busybodies

police officer spying on a citizen

Ficcanaso in Italian: Examples

Mia suocera è una ficcanaso.
My mother-in-law is a busybody.

Il mio vicino di casa è in pensione ed è un insopportabile ficcanaso.
My neighbor is retired, and he’s an unbearable nose parker

I miei amici mi hanno dato del ficcanaso.
“My friends called me a busybody.”

You can also say ficcare il paso, “to shove/stick your nose”, as in:

Quando viene a casa mia, mia suocera coglie l’occasione per ficcare il naso dappertutto.
When she comes to my house, my mother-in-law takes the opportunity to stick her nose into everything.

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