Italian For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 8, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 408 pages
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The fun and easy way to take your Italian language skills to the next level

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.

  • Builds on your skills and ability as you learn
  • Covers the grammar, verb tenses, and conjugations you need to know
  • Includes a mini-dictionary
  • Audio CD includes real-life conversations

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.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started
7
Jumping Into the Basics of Italian
21
Buongiorno Salutations
43
Getting Your Numbers and Time Straight
63
Italian in Action
83
Where Is the Colosseum? Asking Directions
103
Food Glorious Food and Dont Forget the Drink
119
Getting Around Planes Trains Taxis and Buses
233
Finding a Place to Stay
255
Handling Emergencies
271
Small Talk Wrapping Things Up
293
The Part of Tens
313
Ten Things Never to Say in Italian
319
Ten Phrases to Say So That People Think Youre Italian
327
Appendixes
331

Shopping Italian Style
139
Having Fun Out on the Town
151
Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating
173
Recreation and the Outdoors
191
Italian on the Go
207
Money Money Money
221
Verb Tables
333
Dictionaries
347
Answer Keys
361
Index
369
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About the author (2012)

Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Francesca Romana Onofri and Karen Antje Moller are veteran language teachers. Teresa L. Picarazzi, PhD, teaches Italian at The Hopkins School and has lived and worked in Cortona, Florence, Ravenna, Siena, and Urbino.

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