For many thousands of people who travel around Europe each year, this handy phrasebook provides an essential bridge to communication. It is packed with over 350 phrases, each translated into twelve European languages with phonetic spellings for ease of pronunciation.
Phrases cover a comprehensive range of travel needs, such as arranging accommodation, eating and drinking, using public transport, changing money, meeting people, coping in an emergency and much more. Each language section contains an informative introduction and is side-indexed for ease of use.
A vital component of any European tour.
|Publisher:||Cook, Thomas Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 6.08(h) x 0.68(d)|
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Italian, the closest to the original Latin of all the 'Romance' languages, is spoken in the southern cantons of Switzerland as well as the Italian peninsula and surrounding islands. Local dialects vary greatly from standard Italian: this is to be expected in a country that consisted of a large number of small independent states for most of its history. The pure form of the language, derived from the dialect of Tuscany, is understood and spoken everywhere. It is not a difficult language to pick up because its spelling is entirely regular, there are no unexpected quirks of pronunciation, and accented characters are few.
Table of Contents
(1) Editor's Introduction (2) Language map (3) Bulgarian (4) Czech (5) French (6) German (7) Greek (8) Hungarian (9) Italian (10) Polish (11) Portuguese (12) Romanian (13) Spanish (14) Turkish (15) Reference section