Italian For Dummies

Italian For Dummies

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As society becomes more international in nature, knowing a few words in other languages has become more useful. Perhaps you travel frequently abroad, or your business requires you to travel overseas. Perhaps you have friends and neighbors who speak other languages, or you want to find out more about your heritage by learning a little bit of the language your ancestors spoke. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn some Italian, Italian For Dummies is the right book for you. Written in partnership with Berlitz -- experts in helping people learn foreign languages -- this book gives you the skills you need for basic communication in Italian, and it will get you well on your way to becoming fluent. Just think what you're family and friends will think when you order off the menu at your favorite Italian restaurant!
Italian For Dummies covers not only ordering at an Italian restaurant, but also these topics: * Basic spelling, grammar, and numbers * Meeting and greeting, and making small talk * Shopping, shopping, and even more shopping * Going out on the town * Business situations * Traveling, checking into a hotel, and planning a trip * Handling emergencies * Top Ten lists with advice on how to pick up Italian quickly, things you should never say in Italian, and favorite Italian expressions The best thing about this book is that you can learn at your own pace; for example, if you're planning a trip to Italy next year, sit down once or twice a week with this book and go through the chapters that you'll think you need for your trip. That's a lot easier than dragging yourself to a class twice a week -- not to mention a lot more fun, too!
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Product details

  • CD-ROM | 408 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English, Italian
  • 0764551965
  • 9780764551963
  • 254,336

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Dialogues from the book on audio CD
Your survival guide for everyday words and expressions
The renowned Berlitz(r) approach with a fun and friendly twist This unintimidating guide from the experts at Berlitz(r) will help you start speaking Italian beginning today, whether you're a student, a traveler, or you just want to pick up language basics. all this on the audio CD Pick up Italian the Berlitz way - through actual conversations Listen to dialogues from the book Hear how native speakers say the words Practice your own pronunciation
Discover how to: Have everyday conversations in Italian Make sense of Italian grammar Improve your pronunciation Get a handle on verb conjugations Use idioms and popular expressions Get around in Italy
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Italian. Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Italian Grammar and Numbers. PART II: Italian in Action. Chapter 3: Buongiorno! Meeting and Greeting. Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk. Chapter 5: Food, Glorious Food - and Don't Forget the Drink. Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy. Chapter 7: Having a Good Time Out on the Town. Chapter 8: Having Fun Italian Style. Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone. Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House. PART III: Italian on the Go. Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money. Chapter 12: Where Is the Colosseum? Asking Directions. Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel. Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and Buses. Chapter 15: Planning a Trip. Chapter 16: Handling Emergencies. PART IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Pick Up Italian Quickly. Chapter 18: Ten Things Never to Say in Italian. Chapter 19: Ten Favorite Italian Expressions. Chapter 20: Ten Important Holidays in Italian-Speaking Countries. Chapter 21: Ten Phrases to Say So That People Think You're Italian. PART V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Verb Tables. Appendix B: Mini Dictionary. Appendix C: About the CD. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Francesca Romana Onofri

Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for over 120 years. Francesca Romana Onofri and Karen Antje Moller are veteran language teachers and Berlitz authors. Reviewed for local cultural and language accuracy by our Italian publishing partner, Apogeo s.r.l.
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