Meet some Italian (false) friends

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cows, fresh air, agriculture, a barn, nature, horses, land, pigs, hay, a tractor, crops, sunshine. These things are found on a farm, things you will never find in a factory. What’s in a factory? Machines, equipment, assembly line production, manufacturing of products, noise, industry, a warehouse, (maybe) pollution.

The sun doesn’t shine in a factory and cows don’t work on an assembly line. False friends indeed. Fattoria sounds a lot like factory but try to resist the comparison. Think that part of fattoria is fat. Fat pigs live on a farm, fat chickens and fat cows too.

farm = fattoria

factory = fabbrica

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