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Italian for Dummies
Paperback - English

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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Learn to speak Italian with ease and confidence

Buon giorno! If you're looking to reach a comfort level in conversational Italian, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you speaking like a native. Here, you'll find 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.

  • Italian 101 -- learn how to pronounce the Italian alphabet, numbers, and common words, and get a handle on the basic grammar you'll need to know as you're working through the book

  • Ciao down -- start practicing your Italian-speaking skills in everyday situations, like asking for directions to the Colosseum or expressing your love for espresso

  • Start talkin' the talk -- get the know-how to confidently navigate public transportation, find a hotel room, change money, and handle an emergency on your excursion in Italy

  • The power of dieci (ten) -- discover ten ways to pick up Italian quickly, ten things never to say in Italian, ten favorite Italian expressions, and ten phrases that'll make people think you're a local

Open the book and find:

  • How to make sense of Italian grammar

  • Tips to improve your pronunciation

  • Strategies to get a handle on verb conjugations

  • Idioms and popular expressions

  • Advice on getting around in Italy

  • Fun games and activities to reinforce learning

  • Dialogues throughout the book and on the accompanying CD

Bonus CD Includes

Over 30 real-life conversations that reinforce lessons from the book

Learn to:

  • Speak Italian quickly and effectively

  • Grasp basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations

Practice along with the accompanying audio CD

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
EAN
9781118004654
Publisher
Publication Date
06/09/2011
Pages
416
Dimension
23.37cm x 18.80cm x 2.29cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Onofri, Francesca Romana
After her university studies in linguistics and Spanish and English language and literature, Francesca Romana Onofri lived abroad for several years to better her understanding of the cultures and languages of different countries. In Spain and Ireland, she worked as an Italian and Spanish teacher, as well as a translator and interpreter at cultural events. In Germany, she was responsible for communication and special events at a museum of modern art, but even then she never gave up her passion for languages: She was an Italian coach and teacher at the Opera Studio of the Cologne Opera House and




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