For businesspeople, students, travelers-- perfect for anyone who wants to quickly find a word, its pronunciation and use. This "pocket pal" can be used equally well by beginners or by those who already have a good working knowledge of the language.
Over 11,000 entries (5000+ Italian/English, 5000+ English/Italian). Pronunciation accompanies Italian words on "both sides," along with helpful usage information.
Pronunciation Guide explains the sounds of Italian, how to produce and combine them-- takes the mystery out of developing a good accent
Concise Italian Grammar for a quick overview or specific explanations; sections include nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, sentence formation, etc., plus verb tables for instant look-ups.
Phrases for Use Abroad gives you the right thing to say (and how to pronounce it) in a number of everyday situations.
Menu Reader, complete with pronunciation, ensures you'll never be surprised by what you order
Valuable portable guides packed with essential foreign words and phrases
This fresh new series from the language experts at Teach Yourself is just what on-the-go students, businesspeople, and travelers have been looking for. Beginning with an easy-to-read pronunciation guide, each full-color phrase book features all the phrases and sentences readers need to communicate effectively and accurately while abroad.
Each Teach Yourself Phrasebook: Covers all must-know vocabulary and phrases for typical situations, from making reservations and getting around to shopping and obtaining medical help Includes color-coded bands for quick access to the required topic Provides easy-to-read transliterations to help travelers with pronunciation, as well as useful travel tips Includes "expressions you will hear"sections and a 1,000-word dictionary Offers an appendix with abbreviations, national holidays, distances between cities, conversion tables, embassies and consultates, useful phone numbers, and common signs and notices
Master the language with an Italian language learning course, including print and on-line components. Includes 4 companion books, from beginner to intermediate levels, and a 6-month free membership to Livemocha.com, an interactive on-line course that connects with the world's largest community of language learners, with over 8 million members. Livemocha Active Italian includes step-by-step instruction, grammar and vocabulary exercises, and a variety of quizzes and activities. Speak, listen, video chat, and instant message with native speakers and instructors worldwide.
Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage, combined with extensive practice, for beginning and intermediate language learners. This new edition features a new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they've acquired.
About the Book
This new edition in the successful Practice Makes Perfect series, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a detailed examination of these two essential aspects of grammar, which language learners need to master to communicate with confidence. Learners of a foreign language often have difficulty with these areas because the usage of pronouns or prepositions rarely translates directly from English to the new language. Thus, language learners need much more practice in the areas of pronoun and preposition usage than is provided in general grammar books.
This book provides clear explanations of the usage of pronouns and prepositions, followed by practical examples illustrating and clarifying each point. Extensive and varied exercises provide ample opportunity to practice. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book, providing immediate feedback.
The new edition features a brand-new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they've acquired throughout the book.
Key Selling Features
- New edition features a brand-new review chapter
- Details all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage
- Clarifies the subtleties of pronouns and prepositions that often escape language learners
- Highly varied and extensive exercises for practice
- Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
- Answer key provided for reference and quick feedback
- Combines the best elements of instruction and practice so readers find all they need in one book.
Containing up to 36,000 entries, these dictionaries capture core words of the language, along with the various jargon, plus additional grammatical information. Headwords are written in blue, to improve ease of use and quick reference.
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Italian, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Italian.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:
-getting a train
-asking for directions
-booking a table
-having a meal
-going to the market
-going wine tasting
-going to a local festival
-finding out more
-talking about your holiday. You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Italian with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural. Keep Talking Italian - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Next time you re traveling or just chattin in Italian with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:
Explicit sex terms
Raw swear words
Dirty Italian teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Italy:
He's a real hottie.
Lui e proprio un figo.
This pizza's awesome
Questa pizza e buonissima
I'm totally wasted.
I gotta piss.
Hey ref, you're an asshole
Wanna do it doggy-style?
Lo facciamo alla pecorina?
The HarperCollins Language Survival Guide covers every aspect of foreign travel: from traffic signs to menu items and bank machines, plus practical know-how such as how to weigh your own fruit in the supermarket and punch your ticket at the train station. The book also provides essential vocabulary and grammar.