Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus : The User-Friendly Guide to Italian Slang and Idioms


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The essence of any language lies not in its timehonored

dictionaries, but in its slang. Streetwise

Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus provides Italian students

with today’s most accurate, accessible, and up-to-date

reference to current Italian slang and idiomatic

expressions. More than 2,500 terms and expressions

are conveniently arranged into alphabetical topics,

and then—unlike most resources of its type—marked

for register to prevent the embarrassment of inappropriate


Extensive example sentences, together with their

English translations, provide helpful context. Valuable

for all, but particularly those planning travel to Italy,

this comprehensive reference reveals the true language

of Italy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071430708
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Streetwise...Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 452,260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Albanese, Giovanni Spani, Philip Balma, and Ermano Conti (Bloomington, IN) are experienced educators

in the area of Italian studies.

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