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Italian For Dummies

Author : Francesca Romana Onofri
ISBN : 9781118138694
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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.

1001 Easy Italian Phrases

Author : Marco Natoli
ISBN : 9780486173894
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Italy and other places where Italian is spoken, this book offers fast, effective communication. More than 1,000 basic words, phrases, and sentences cover everything from asking directions and renting a car to ordering dinner and finding a bank. Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, this inexpensive and easy-to-use book offers completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, and slang. The contents are arranged for speedy access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, services, medical and emergency situations, and other essential items. A handy phonetic pronunciation guide accompanies each phrase.

La Bella Lingua

Author : Dianne Hales
ISBN : 0767932110
Genre : Travel
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“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses’ it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world with all my senses…” A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman’s personal quest to speak fluent Italian. For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In La Bella Lingua, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the “the world’s most loved and lovable language” together with explorations of Italy’s history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle, and food in a true opera amorosa—a labor of her love of Italy. Throughout her first excursion in Italy—with “non parlo Italiano” as her only Italian phrase—Dianne delighted in the beauty of what she saw but craved comprehension of what she heard. And so she chose to inhabit the language. Over more than twenty-five years she has studied Italian in every way possible: through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, large blocks of time in Italy. In the process she found that Italian became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy’s storia and its very soul. She offers charming insights into what makes Italian the most emotionally expressive of languages, from how the “pronto” (“Ready!”) Italians say when they answer the telephone conveys a sense of something coming alive, to how even ordinary things such as a towel (asciugamano) or handkerchief (fazzoletto) sound better in Italian. She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante’s incandescent cantos, and in Boccaccio’s bawdy Decameron. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper “ciao,” which does double duty as “hi” and “bye,” reflects centuries of bella figura. And she exalts the glories of Italy’s food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as a baccala (dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as a prezzemolo (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as a polpettone (large meatball). Like Dianne, readers of La Bella Lingua will find themselves innamorata, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.

250 Useful Italian Phrases For Backpacking Italian Vocabulary Usage And Pronunciation Tips

Author : Keely Bautista
ISBN : 9781614647560
Genre : Reference
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ABOUT THE BOOK You're traveling through a small mountain town in Italy by yourself, and you're hopelessly lost. To make things worse, you accidentally left your money back in your lodgings and you don't speak a word of Italian. What should you do? In this worthy-of-a-nightmare scenario, it's not about what you should do; it's about what you should have done before you even left home. Many travelers don't realize the importance of learning a few words and phrases in the primary language of the country they're going to. This is especially important if you're backpacking, because chances are you'll be far removed from metropolitan tourist areas where you might be able to find a fellow American. If you plan on backpacking through Italy, the most important thing you can put in your backpack is an English-Italian phrase book. You don't need a large dictionary; just a compact book that gives you the most important, day-to-day living phrases to help you get around. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Consonants: Hard And Soft Sounds One "c" consonant is pronounced hard, like a "k." Two "c" consonants together are always pronounced as "ch." The consonant "g" is pronounced like a hard "g," unless it's in front of the vowels "i" or "e," when it's pronounced soft, like a "j." There is no "w" in the Italian language; the "w" sound is indicated by the two vowels, "u" and "a," together. "Sc" is pronounced like "sh" when it's followed by an "i" or an "e." Otherwise, "sc" is pronounced like "sk." "Sch" is pronounced like "sk." "Gh" is pronounced with a hard "g." "Z" is pronounced "ts." The "h" is silent in words like "ho" ("io ho" mean "I have") When "n" follows a "g," the sound is "nyo" (as in the Italian word for bath, "bagno," which is pronounced "bah-nyo"). "S" between two vowels is pronounced "z." Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE 250 Useful Italian Phrases while Backpacking + Introduction + Consonants: Hard and Soft Sounds + Vowels + Common Situations + ...and much more

1001 Easy Italian Phrases

Author : Marco Natoli
ISBN : 9780486173894
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Italy and other places where Italian is spoken, this book offers fast, effective communication. More than 1,000 basic words, phrases, and sentences cover everything from asking directions and renting a car to ordering dinner and finding a bank. Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, this inexpensive and easy-to-use book offers completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, and slang. The contents are arranged for speedy access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, services, medical and emergency situations, and other essential items. A handy phonetic pronunciation guide accompanies each phrase.

A Nomenclature English And Italian With An Addition Of The Most Usual Verbs And Of Many Common Phrases A Little Book Very Useful To Those That Are Willing To Speak Readily In The Italian Tongue

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Por Qu 101 Questions About Spanish

Author : Judy Hochberg
ISBN : 9781474227933
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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¿Por qué? 101 Questions about Spanish is for anyone who wants to understand how Spanish really works. Standard textbooks and grammars describe the "what" of Spanish - its vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and pronunciation - but ¿Por qué? explains the "why". Judy Hochberg draws on linguistic principles, Hispanic culture, and language history to answer questions such as: Why are so many Spanish verbs irregular? - Why does Spanish have different ways to say "you"? - Why is h silent? - Why doesn't Spanish use apostrophes? - Why does Castilian Spanish have the th sound? Packed with information, guidance, and links to further research, ¿Por qué? is an accessible study guide that is suitable for Spanish students, instructors, native speakers, and the general reader. It is a valuable supplementary text for serious students of Spanish at all levels, from beginning to advanced. ¿Por qué? also covers topics usually left to specialized books, including the evolution of Spanish, how children and adults learn Spanish, and the status of languages that co-exist with Spanish, from Catalan to Spanish sign language to the indigenous languages of Latin America.

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