Italian All-in-One For Dummies

Italian All-in-One For Dummies

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Learn to speak Italian like a native? Easy. Italian All-in-One For Dummies appeals to those readers looking for a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to mastering the Italian language. It contains content from all For Dummies Italian language instruction titles, including Italian For Dummies, Intermediate Italian For Dummies, Italian Verbs For Dummies, Italian Phrases For Dummies, Italian Grammar For Dummies, and Italian For Dummies Audio Set. * Offers readers interested in learning Italian a valuable reference to all aspects of this popular language * The content appeals to students, travelers, and businesspeople who visit Italian-speaking countries * An online companion site allows you to download audio tracks allows for more practice opportunities, as well as additional content empowering you to speak Italian like a native Whether you're a pure beginner or have some familiarity with the language, Italian All-in-One For Dummies, with downloadable audio practice online, is your ticket to speaking, and writing, Italian.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 185 x 245 x 34mm | 882g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • illustrations (black and white), 1 map (black and white)
  • 1118510607
  • 9781118510605
  • 6,351

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6 BOOKS IN 1 Italian For Dummies Intermediate Italian For Dummies Italian Grammar For Dummies Italian Verbs For Dummies Italian Phrases For Dummies Italian For Dummies Audio Set

Your all-encompassing guide to speaking, reading, and writing Italian

Buongiorno! Italian All-in-One For Dummies brings together content from the Italian Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all the bases of the Italian language. Plus, go beyond the book and get online for access to even more opportunities to practice speaking the language. If you want to improve your Italian, whether it's for work, travel, or enjoyment, Italian All-in-One For Dummies has you covered. Talkin'the talk -- explore some basic Italian pronunciations and phrases, common greetings, and everyday conversational topics Out and about -- get the know-how to confidently navigate public transportation, dine out, find a hotel, and handle an emergency in Italian-speaking regions Get down with grammar -- grasp the various parts of speech, including nouns, articles, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and tenses If you build it... -- find out how to build compound tenses, use reflexive verbs in the past, master the past conditional and past perfect, get a grip on progressing through gerunds in Italian, and more

Open the book and find: Popular Italian phrases and expressions How to get numbers, dates, and times in line Tips for asking and answering questions How to make Italian sentences grammatically correct Correct ways to use verbs, tenses, and moods in Italian Italian-English and English-Italian mini-dictionaries Verb tables for conjugating commonly used verbs Games and exercises
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Speaking Italian in Everyday Settings 5 Chapter 1: Exploring Pronunciations and Italian You May Already Know 7 Chapter 2: Dealing with Numbers, Dates, and Time 21 Chapter 3: Buongiorno! Salutations! 41 Chapter 4: Making Small Talk 55 Chapter 5: Casa Dolce Casa: Home Sweet Home 67 Chapter 6: Using the Phone and Talking Business 81 Chapter 7: Food, Glorious Food, and Drink 97 Chapter 8: Shopping, Italian-Style 115 Book II: Exploring and Wandering About 133 Chapter 1: Where Is the Colosseum? Asking Directions 135 Chapter 2: Having Fun Out on the Town 147 Chapter 3: Exploring the Outdoors, Sports, and Hobbies 163 Chapter 4: Planning a Trip 179 Chapter 5: Money, Money, Money 189 Chapter 6: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and Buses 199 Chapter 7: Finding a Place to Stay 215 Chapter 8: Handling Emergencies 223 Book III: Grasping Basic Grammar Essentials for Communication 239 Chapter 1: What Do You Know? Parts of Speech 241 Chapter 2: Noun and Article Basics: Gender and Number 253 Chapter 3: All about Pronouns 267 Chapter 4: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Comparisons 281 Chapter 5: Meeting the Challenge of Prepositions 297 Chapter 6: Demonstrative, Indefi nite, and Possessive Qualifiers 307 Chapter 7: Making Connections with Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns 323 Chapter 8: Asking and Answering Questions 335 Book IV: Mastering Italian Verbs and Tenses 345 Chapter 1: Jumping into Action with Italian Regular Verbs 347 Chapter 2: Talking in the Present Tense with Irregular Verbs 361 Chapter 3: Using Refl exive Forms and the Imperative Mood 375 Chapter 4: Declaring Your Likes (And Dislikes) with Piacere 389 Chapter 5: The Future Tense and the Conditional Mood 403 Chapter 6: Getting into the Subjunctive Mood 415 Book V: Building Compound Tenses 433 Chapter 1: Been There, Done That: Talking in the Past Tense 435 Chapter 2: Refl exive Verbs in the Past 451 Chapter 3: Second-Guessing Actions with the Past Conditional and Past Perfect 461 Chapter 4: I Hope That You ve Had Fun! The Subjunctive Mood in the Past 469 Chapter 5: If Clauses, the Impersonal, and the Passive 477 Chapter 6: Progressing through Gerunds in Italian ...487 Book VI: Appendixes 493 Appendix A: Verb Tables 495 Appendix B: Italian-English Mini-Dictionary 529 Appendix C: English-Italian Mini-Dictionary 545 Appendix D: Fun & Games 561 Appendix E: Audio Tracks 615 Index 619
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About C Dummies

Francesca Romana Onofir arbeitete als Spanisch- und Italienischlehrerin, Übersetzerin und Dolmetscherin.
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