I watched The Departed, and I am curious about all the language they used and what the 'talking in codes' mean. Not only this movie but all movies that deal with mafia Family/Movies.

Your best bet is to type in "Italian Slang" in yahoo's search engine. Many sites will pop up. The words you hear in mafiosi movies have very little affiliation with any actual language. They're usually neopolitan, ultra-slang derivitives that can be difficult to translate if you haven't been immersed in the culture they are used. If you are looking for the definition of any specific words, just email me, I can probably help ya.

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