Everything Learning Italian: Speak, Write, and Understand Basic Italian in No Time

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Everything Books, Nov 1, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 303 pages
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Outlines basic Italian grammar, provides step-by-step instruction on phonetics and pronunciation, and offers dialogue examples for use in travel, business, dining out, and shopping.
  

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Contents

Presenting the Italian Language
1
Why Learn Italian?
2
Love Those Romance Languages
3
The Story of La Bella Lingua
4
Dialects Accents and Everything in Between
6
The Best Way to Learn Italian
8
What You See Is What You Hear
9
The Italian ABCs
10
Do Your Homework
136
Dont Touch That Dial
138
Stand up StraightPlease
139
Count Off Soldier
142
Pasta Pronouns and Porcini
143
Three Meals a Day
144
Deciphering the Menu
145
We Dont Take Reservations
146

Constant Consonants
12
Id Like to Buy a Vowel Please
13
Stressed Out?
14
No Mumbling Allowed
16
Dot Dot Dash
17
Surviving in Italy
19
Anything to Declare?
20
Greetings
21
Talking on the Phone
23
Stop the Thief
24
When Its Time to Say Goodbye
25
A Game of Survial
26
Nouns and Articles
27
A Person Place or Thing
28
Two Pizze and a Bowl of Spaghetti
29
An Apple a Day
31
The Word TheSeven Different Ways
32
Talking about Some or Any
34
Che belle rogazze
35
Essere and Avere Dont Leave Home Without Them
37
Essere
38
The Swiss Army Knife of Verbs
39
Avere
40
Making Verbs Interrogative
44
Big Red Round and Delicious
47
Adjectives Times Four
48
Following the Order
51
Drawing Comparisons
52
The Best of the Best
53
Ownership and Possession
54
What a Beautiful Baby
56
By the Numbers
57
ThreeTwoOne Count Off
58
Ordinal Numbers Arent Ordinary
61
Do the Math
63
What Time Is It?
64
Been Waiting Long?
67
The Metric System
68
FirstConjugation Verbs
69
Its Time to Conjugate
70
Spell It Again Sam
72
Threes a Crowd
75
Idiomatic Expressions
76
Second and ThirdConjugation Verbs
79
Ill Second That
80
Highly Irregular Behavior
81
Lingering Latin Lovers
83
Third Times a Charm
86
isc Verbs
87
AdverbsFinally
88
Negative Words and Constructions
95
Non Means No
96
Two Negatives Make a Negative
97
Nattering Nabobs of Negativism
100
What Part of No Dont You Understand?
103
No Never No Way
104
Tense about Tenses? Dont Be
105
It Seems Like Just Yesterday
106
Irregular Past Participles
108
How to Choose the Auxiliary Verb
110
Are We All in Agreement on This?
113
Verbs with Big Shiny Reflectors
114
Asking Questions in Italian
115
Where Were You the Night of?
116
Interrogative Adjectives
117
Whats Happening?
119
Where Oh Where Are They?
120
Just the Facts Maam
122
The Five Ws
124
Making Sense of the ladidas
125
What Are These PrePositioning Words?
126
the AllPurpose Preposition
127
In Means In
128
from Sea to Shining Sea
129
of the People
130
A Fearsome Foursome
132
Introduction to Piacere
133
I Command You
135
Subject PronounsNow You See Them Now You Dont
150
The Lowdown on Direct Objects
151
Indirect Object Pronouns
153
Nay? Neigh? No Ne
156
Your Body and Your Self
159
What a Body
160
Is There a Doctor in the House?
161
Oh My Aching Tooth
162
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
163
It Takes Two
166
Where Does It Hurt?
168
More Fun with Verbs
169
Coulda Woulda Shoulda
170
I Know You Know
172
What to Do about Fare
173
At Your Service
176
A Few Other Verbs to Know
177
Zing Zing
179
Back to the Future
181
Che SarÓ SarÓ
182
The Future Perfect Tense
184
A Long Long Time Ago
185
The Literary Past
186
I Owe I Owe So Off to Work I Go
187
Seasons in the Sun
189
Mark Your Calendar
190
Home Sweet Home
193
Home Is Where the Hearth Is
194
Domestic Bliss
195
The Italian Family
196
Forms of Address
198
No Need to Be Formal
199
Home Sweet Home
200
A Subjective Point of View
201
I Doubt It
202
I Believed So
203
It Would Be Possible
204
Did You Think So?
205
When I Grow Up
206
Fashion and Style
207
Shopping Italian Style
208
Italy by Plane Train and Automobile
209
Fly Away
210
What No Air Conditioning?
212
We Could Have Danced All Night
214
Botticelli Till You Drop
215
Grab Your Life Preservers
220
A Language Renaissance
221
A Prince of Politicians
222
FreshBaked Pronouns and Adjectives
223
The Question of the Language
225
Washing His Words in the Arno
226
Grab Some Culture
227
Lights Camera Action
228
Whats on TV?
230
Extra Extra Read All about It
233
II rock and roll
235
Soccer What a Kick
236
Art in High Places
237
Ya Gotta Have Art
238
Have You Lost Your Marbles?
239
Hitting the High C
240
Home of the Golden Arches
243
Holier Than Thou
244
A City in Ruins
246
Passports Please
247
Get Your Papers In Order
248
Wheres My Wallet?
250
Making a Telephone Call
251
The Government MerryGoRound
252
Dont Leave Home Without Them
253
Answer Key
257
Italian Verb Reference Guide
267
ItaliantoEnglish Glossary
275
EnglishtoItalian Glossary
285
INDEX
295
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