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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #14181
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fica. it means actually fig and i cannot believe that Italians were so uncreative for juicy name of ******.
It's just one of the thousand Italian names for it
I like very much the Sicilian approach. In Sicilian language c*ck is a feminine noun (minchia) and c*unt is masculine (sticchiu).
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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #14182
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You never know what Italian curseword will occur, once in a while, in the Roadside rest area

The noun "figa" is a plain translation of English expressions "****" or "pussy", and that's a kind of word you wouldn't use in public.

Apart from that, similar words derived from it: in fact you can use "figo" (m.) or "figa" (f.) as adjectives, equivalents of "cool" referring to a person (meaning he/she's a stunning beauty) or to an object/fact (only as -o).
Another derivative of it is the noun "figata" which can be used to label anything you might find ubercool.

E.g.:
"Chris is not going to shut down this topic!"
"Wow, figata!"

Please note that all these words can be both written with "g" or "c" in the middle; both versions are accepted, the first being more used in northern Italy, the second in central-southern Italy.

And here ends you daily "Properly cursing in Italian - Advanced" lesson


Anyway, am I the only one who regularly reads this topic's title as "The roastside area"?
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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #14183
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Sorry for misspelling. It's obviously fico not fica
Actually, one letter would clarify: it's fića... You also have that letter in Polish.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #14184
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Sorry for misspelling. It's obviously fico not fica
Lapsus linguae, ooops, lapsus keyboard , according to Freud.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #14185
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@Alex ZR
Actually, you are right and I am confused Non figata. Perdonami.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #14186
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Actually it's both, fićo or fića. In Slovenian it's fičo or fičko.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #14187
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But if you say "fico", you said Italian curse word!
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:45 AM   #14188
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But if you say "fico", you said Italian curse word!
No, fico means only fig or cool. The curse word ends in -a.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #14189
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #14190
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No Spain? .

I like that discussion about a curse word . Anyways, I prefer the Spanish way: coño.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #14191
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It looks like the trucks need to drive close to Germany in this game Are there cars going with unlimited speed on the Autobahn?

And where I could download this game from?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #14192
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It looks like the trucks need to drive close to Germany in this game Are there cars going with unlimited speed on the Autobahn?

And where I could download this game from?
Setting aside obvious "water streams" and "work mammals belonging to Equus genus", I think you'll have to buy it in a store. Maybe you can buy it online at Steam.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #14193
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I so much want this game! The old one I got, only lets you drive from Amsterdam to Munich with a diversion. A3 stops after Frankfurt, and that while I drive the stretch Mayrhofen, Munich, Frankfurt, Aachen, Calais for real a few times a month... (From Calais to Mayrhofen usually via Mont Blanc, Italy and Brenner)

Why the hell am I playing this game anyway...
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #14194
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Why the hell am I playing this game anyway...
Indeed. Why drive for a living and also when you're off duty?

Play Angry birds instead
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #14195
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(From Calais to Mayrhofen usually via Mont Blanc, Italy and Brenner)
Why would you go on that route? It's 1600 km instead of 1100 km (shortest route)...
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #14196
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I actually play that as well... Usually on the ferry or when I have to wait a long time before they unload me...
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #14197
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Why would you go on that route? It's 1600 km instead of 1100 km (shortest route)...
I only go that way when I have a load for Italy somewhere. Then, with a bit of luck I get to go home the weekend, and pick a reload up in Germany for England. At other times I may have a reload in Italy, and I won't get to go home then, unless there is a weekend in between...

Also at times I get a reload in Germany same or next day, and I end up going through Switzerland..

At other times I am in Spain or Sweden, and I won't go home to see my dogs...

And one time I delivered in Zürich, went home, then meet a colleague in Rosenheim who has something for me to go to Finland... that happened...
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #14198
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Do you have to obey the same rest rules of truck drivers?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #14199
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Do you have to obey the same rest rules of truck drivers?
Only in Germany and Sweden. But they can`t check it anyway. In Germany you are supposed to have a log book where you fill your hours in, from starting point abroad. I never had one, and I only got fined for it once. Others do keep one, but they obviously lie about the hours. None of our vans got a tachograph...
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I know tachographs are mandatory only for >3.5 tons vehicles.

What you say here is not very reassuring.
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