Page 1 of 1

Is there an equivalent in Italian to...

Posted: 2010-10-29, 19:41
by Scribbles
"Crème de la crème" i.e, best of the best

Re: Is there an equivalent in Italian to...

Posted: 2010-10-30, 12:22
by globetrottersara
We can use "non plus ultra". It comes from "nec plus ultra", which means "nothing further beyond" in Latin.

Re: Is there an equivalent in Italian to...

Posted: 2011-11-23, 21:27
by lingasms
globetrottersara wrote:We can use "non plus ultra". It comes from "nec plus ultra", which means "nothing further beyond" in Latin.


That's correct, we say the masculine definite article "il", followed by "non plus ultra" with the s pronounced like in "rose".
C'est la crème de la crème = è il non plus ultra.
But I've never found any Italian person who doesn't know what the expression "crème de la crème" means, so I would say that you could just use that!

Re: Is there an equivalent in Italian to...

Posted: 2012-02-02, 14:17
by rykketid
We, too, say "crème de la crème" :-D