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To compete with the Natives, non-European men must know two things: Italian men are willing to exaggerate beyond all the bounds of reason, and women are willing to believe them. Sometimes.
I have never known love until now.
Non ho mai conosciuto Yamore fino ad oggi.
The profound mystery of whatever you just said sets my heart on fire.
Il profundo mistero di ciò che stai dicendo mi infuoca il cuore.
I will kill myself if you ever leave me.
Se mi lasci mi uccido.
What is your name, my celestial fruit basket?
Come ti chiami, mio cestino di frutta celestiale?
Your name is like an ageless aria to my ears.
Il tuo nome suona alle mie orecchie come una melodia senza eta.
What? This man is your husband?
Che cosa? Quello è tuo marito!?
You deserve greater joy than such a man could ever provide!
Meriti ben altra gioia che quella che può dare un tipo così!
You deny our everlasting love!?
Neghi l-Yamore eterno!?
Then at least give me your phone number, my heavenly marinara sauce.
Almeno dammi il tuo numero ditelefono, mio sugo alla marinara.
SHOPPING AND SIGHT-SEEING
Posted March 18, 2004
I suppose my expectations were higher than the comic book that arrived. Its full of amusing phrases--'Thank you, but I had blood pudding for breakfast.'--rather than useful information and slang. And many of the phrases are not even in correct Italian! A survival guide its not. Save the five bucks and look elsewhere. Or as one of the 'survival' phrases puts it, 'Want to see a really big boil?'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 13, 2000
Although this book is lacking in some areas of proper Italian usage, its strengh is in the humor. I have used this book while in Italy and on a few ocassions, it came in handy, such as the taxi ride from the Roma airport to the hotel. The driver was a 'cucciolo malato.' This book is a definite must if making a trip to Italy. One of my Italian friends helped me make some corrections, adjustments, and amendments to the phrases in this book. Ciao, gli amici mio.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.