Dictionary of Italian Slang and Colloquial Expressions

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Barron's Educational Series, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 331 pages
Textbook knowledge of a language will only take you so far. Most languages have a large amount of slang utilized by those who are native-speaking. Here is a volume that lists approximately 4,500 common slang words and colloquial expressions. Entries include grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase to illustrate usage, and an English translation of the example and, where applicable, a corresponding English slang expression. Each entry also identifies the word or phrase by type: student of youth slang, political slang, lieterary slang, and criminal and drug-related slang. Because of the nature of slang, this book might contain certain expressions that some readers might find offensive.

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Daniela Gobetti consults with universities and colleges to internationalize their programs. She is the author of "Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions", "Must-Know Italian", and "Better Reading Italian".

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