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The tips, techniques, and information presented here give students, travelers, and businesspeople a primer on how to speak Italian. Complete with updates, a bonus CD, and the traditional For Dummies user-friendly format, this new edition of Italian For Dummies gives you reliable lessons, practice, and language learning techniques for speaking Italian with ease and ...
The tips, techniques, and information presented here give students, travelers, and businesspeople a primer on how to speak Italian. Complete with updates, a bonus CD, and the traditional For Dummies user-friendly format, this new edition of Italian For Dummies gives you reliable lessons, practice, and language learning techniques for speaking Italian with ease and confidence.
Featuring a revamped, user-friendly organization that builds on your knowledge and ability, Italian For Dummies offers expanded coverage of the necessary grammar, major verb tenses, and conjugations that beginners need to know. Plus, you'll get a fully updated and expanded audio CD that includes real-life conversations; a refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary; more useful exercises and practice opportunities; and more.
If you're looking to reach a comfort level in conversational Italian, Italian For Dummies gets you comfortably speaking this Romantic language like a native.
Part I: Getting Started 7
Chapter 1: Saying It Like It Is 9
Chapter 2: Jumping Into the Basics of Italian 21
Chapter 3: Buongiorno! Salutations! 43
Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers and Time Straight 63
Part II: Italian in Action 83
Chapter 5: Casa dolce casa (Home Sweet Home) 85
Chapter 6: Where Is the Colosseum? Asking Directions 103
Chapter 7: Food Glorious Food — and Don't Forget the Drink 119
Chapter 8: Shopping, Italian Style 139
Chapter 9: Having Fun Out on the Town 151
Chapter 10: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating 173
Chapter 11: Recreation and the Outdoors 191
Part III: Italian on the Go 207
Chapter 12: Planning a Trip 209
Chapter 13: Money, Money, Money 221
Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and Buses 233
Chapter 15: Finding a Place to Stay 255
Chapter 16: Handling Emergencies 271
Chapter 17: Small Talk, Wrapping Things Up 293
Part IV: The Part of Tens 313
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up Italian Quickly 315
Chapter 19: Ten Things Never to Say in Italian 319
Chapter 20: Ten Favorite Italian Expressions 323
Chapter 21: Ten Phrases to Say So That People Think You're Italian 327
Part V: Appendixes 331
Appendix A: Verb Tables 333
Appendix B: Dictionaries 347
Appendix C: About the CD 359
Appendix D: Answer Keys 361
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Posted July 23, 2012
I love this book so much i can now talk to my family from italy very well. If you would want to speak to someone or, love to teach someone this languge this would be your go to book!
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