The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian

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by Gabrielle Ann Euvino
     
 

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Learn the language of la dolce vita!

For anyone who wants to learn and enjoy the most expressive and romantic of languages, the third edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Italian is the first choice for a whole new generation of enthusiastic students of Italian. This updated edition includes two new quick references on

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Learn the language of la dolce vita!

For anyone who wants to learn and enjoy the most expressive and romantic of languages, the third edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Italian is the first choice for a whole new generation of enthusiastic students of Italian. This updated edition includes two new quick references on verbs, grammar, and sentence structure; two new appendixes on Italian synonyms and popular idiomatic phrases; and updated business and money sections.
• First two editions have sold extraordinarily well
• Italian is the fourth most popular language in the United States

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592572762
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/07/2004
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

GABRIELLE EUVINO, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Learning Italian, has been teaching Italian since 1986 and is the president and founder of La Bella Lingua, an educational immersion program where students visit Italian historical landmarks while learning the language and culture of Italy. She teaches Italian at the Learning Annex in New York City.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree this is a good book, but in Nookbook format the Italian vocabulary is really really difficult to read (and I have good eyes). I feel a little cheated that Barnes and Noble would offer a book which isn't even readable. You can read all the anecdotes about the language, but the vocabulary is in there like a picture, so when you go to increase the size of the font the vocab lists stay super tiny, and those lists are kinda essential if you want to really learn. I just wanted to warn people so they don't waste their money like me. The selling of this ebook as it is now is a little dishonest in my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I may only be thirteen but this book is amazing,there are hints of comedy as well as great information.You'll learn everything you need to know in order to speak Italian fluently and comfortably. Easily one of the greatest language books ever!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for beginners as well as advanced learners of Italian. I discovered new ideas to help me learn despite the fact that I have studied Italian for several years. There are so many facts and tips you can read it for pleasure as well as for instruction. I found the lists of special vocabulary most useful. Some I haven't seen in any other books, for example, a list of planets and astrological signs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of the 3 books I purchased to learn Italian, this one by far was my favorite. I was able to understand the construction of the words and phrases which made it much easier to learn. The only thing I did not like is the small print on some of the pages that the Nook was unable to enlarge. Overall, this was the best language tool I had purchased to learn the Italian language.
Hellzapopn More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book along with another on learning Italian, and found it to be very informative as well as interesting and entertaining. I also liked that it listed numerous ways to incorporate Italian study into daily life and the reminders not to get discouraged and/or overwhelmed (especially in the beginning). I thought they had a good idea when they suggested labeling things around the house in Italian with Post-Its (furniture, doors, windows, etc.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really easy to learn from and fun at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn another language or learn some really cool stuff about Italy.
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The book is about 20-30% tables, with a lot of information in those tables. They are printed in a very small font that reproduces poorly and are not expandable. That means you cannot read them and you cannot increase the size of the font. And once you buy the book, you cannot get your money back.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just purchased The Idiots guide to Italian and I love it! the style is very helpful and fun! I love the Idiot's guides to 'whatever language'. I have used the I.g.t. learning french for a year-and-a-half and now i'm nearly fluent. So I can't wait to see how much Italian I can learn from this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've found this book very useful in my independent study of the Italian language. While you should definitely have something to listen to (tapes, a teacher, etc.) this is probably one of the most helpful, detailed language-learning books on the market.