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.
From the Back Cover
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
Speak Italian quickly and effectively
Grasp basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations
Practice along with the accompanying audio CD