Meaning of ROMPISCATOLE in Italian

Rompiscatole in Italian

Rompiscatole is the Italian translation for “nuisance” or “pain in the butt”.

OriginFrom the Italian verb rompere, “to break”, and scatole, “boxes”
Pronunciation/ˈrɔmpi ˈskatole/

Nuisance, pain in the butt

Rompiscatole in Italian: Different forms

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

Un rompiscatole
A nuisance

Dei rompiscatole
Some nuisances

Il rompiscatole
The nuisance

I rompiscatole
The nuisances

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Rompiscatole in Italian: Examples

Tom è un vero rompiscatole.
Tom is a real pain in the butt.

Il capo è un rompiscatole quando si tratta di rispettare le scadenze.
The boss is a pain in the neck when it comes to meeting deadlines.

Le zanzare sono delle vere rompiscatole in estate.
Mosquitoes are real pests in the summer.

Quel cliente è davvero un rompiscatole.
That customer is really annoying.

You can also say rompere le scatole, to break someone’s boxes, to mean “get on someone’s nerves”.

Mi stai rompendo le scatole.
You’re getting on my nerves.

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