Donald Trump is everywhere at the moment, dominating the News and headlines. Some political analysts are calling it “Trump Media Saturation!” However some more pleasurable (“più piacevole”)events will be taking place in America this Thursday and Friday – Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Take a look at the article on Thanksgiving on our Facebook page. It is very well-written and talks about how American families and friends celebrate the day and also about the history of the holiday too.
Thanksgiving is followed by Black Friday, when crowds of people race to the shops to be the first in line to buy goods (“degli articoli”) at a much cheaper price than usual. Macy’s department store in New York is famous for its incredible deals or bargains, (“affari”). I’ve read in the Italian newspapers that Black Friday is contagious and that in Italy there are going to be a large number of online sales (“saldi”), so start googling!
When we manage to get something that is at a really low price we say it is dirt cheap –because dirt (“sporcizia”) does not cost anything! Everyone queueing and waiting outside the shops in the US on Friday will be hoping to buy something dirt cheap.
Here are some other real examples:
- The stuff (“la roba”) you can buy in the Chinese shops is dirt cheap, but I’m not sure about the quality.
- My daughter Olivia: “I like your new bag Mum, Where did you get it from?”
Me: “From a shop in Dublin – it was dirt cheap. Only 8 euro!”
Have you bought anything that was dirt cheap recently? Write to us and let us know!
The English Tree Team