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Collins Italian Dictionary and Grammar (Collins Dictionary and Grammar) [Paperback]

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4 Mar 2010 Collins Dictionary and Grammar

Collins Italian Dictionary and Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes and an easy-to-use grammar section make this the ideal book for intermediate learners.

Collins Italian Dictionary & Grammar is designed for all intermediate learners of Italian, whether at school, at home, or for business. 90,000 references and 118,000 translations will help those learning Italian take their language skills to the next level.

• This edition of Collins Italian Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and Italian with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.

• A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand Italian grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary.

• The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

Log on to www.collinslanguage.com and access our free online Italian dictionary.

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  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Second edition edition (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007323182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007323180
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical and complete 17 Mar 2010
Dear reader,
We regularly visit Italy, and especially Le Marche (near Ancona). We often use online tools for finding single words. However, we bought this Italian Dictionary and Grammar while trying to understand Italian legal texts. It proved to be a very useful and handy tool for understanding this type of text, but also all kinds of more practical texts. For example, it is also handy when you are looking for furniture on Italian second hand sites.
After speaking my 'holiday Italian' for a year, I also feel the need to understand the language, and the grammar in the last part appeared to be a nice way to start just that.
At the same time the book is not too big or heavy and surprisingly cheap. (And no, I am not working at Collins; just glad I bought this.)
All in all I can recommend it to you.
[ASIN:0007323182 Collins Italian Dictionary and Grammar]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy Dictionary 5 Jan 2011
By Cas
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I had been using an online dictionary before I bought this, which was rather limiting. This is a good sized dictionary, with a bit of grammar thrown in. It doesn't contain every word that I've looked up in it, but I am using it to help me through a short story by a Sicilian writer. I don't think I shall be needing anything bigger for quite a while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and practical help for every day use. 14 Oct 2012
By suzyh
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I found this to be a useful and practical purchase. It's not big enough for advanced level students using it for finer translation points, but certainly contains enough detail and grammar to be greatly superior to the pocket sized dictionaries. I found the grammar sections at the back easy to use but be aware that not all forms of verbs (eg imperfect subjunctive) are listed which is limiting. But the section with the list of verbs taking 'a' and 'di' is very helpful! I really like this dictionary!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By David
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I need an Italian dictionary that is both easy to carry and reasonably comprehensive. My last one (a nearly equivalent 2005 edition from Collins) has lost its front cover through fair wear and tear so I needed a replacement. Full-size dictionaries are just too heavy to lug around, at about three kilos; this dictionary weighs less than one kilo. I didn't see a word count, but it's 414 pages of Italian to English and 469 of English to Italian, compared to 408 and 470 respectively in my old dictionary - i.e. much the same.

I looked to see how much the vocabulary had changed in five years: "email" (Engl.) is still translated as "posta elettronica" (Ital.) whereas "mail" (Ital.) has replaced "email" (Ital.) and is translated (correctly) as "email" (Engl.) - reflecting current usage; "spread" (Ital.) doesn't appear of course, because, although this is currently one of the most common words in Italian newspaper headlines, it wasn't around in 2010, the date of this edition; "iPod" (Engl.) appears, but not "iPad" (and neither appears as Italian; but I concede that iPads first appeared only in January 2010); "e-learning" does not appear in either language.

Other random observations: "piedisino" (Ital.) is still there, defined as "of PDS" but "PDS" (Ital.) isn't there; however, "PCI" (Ital.) is there. The dictionary really needs a comprehensive list of abbreviations, not to mention an update on Italian political parties - "berlusconianismo" isn't there, though anyone can guess what it means; however, for the traveller taken ill it could be quite useful to know what "USL" stands for, which is not self-evident but is also missing.

Personally, I could have done without the 235 pages of Grammar - I have several Italian grammars at home, all more useful than this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful dictionary 13 Jan 2013
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I chose this product to help my study of Italian. It is very helpful and I would recommend it to any Italian students
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Collins Italian Dictionary & Grammar 5 April 2011
By Sue C
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Excellent for using in Italian evening class,might be a bit heavy to put in hand luggage to take on holiday to Italy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Mar 2014
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Very good dictionary. Meets my purpose and I found the grammar easy to follow & the key word notice very helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We'll packaged 28 Feb 2014
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Despatched quickly and as described .,a lot bigger than I had thought but not in a bad way,excellent value for money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dictionary
Excellent. A great advantage to have a Grammar Section at the end for quick reference. This is better than the ordinary dictionary, but heavier to carry when attending classes.
Published 2 months ago by margot tringham
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal
This is just what I needed to enhance an on-line course I have been following. I need the grammatical structure for effective learning to take place. This provides it.
Published 2 months ago by Rosie Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dictionary !
I love Collins. Previously I owned a Collins Italian dictionary for beginners and it was very good because it included examples of word usage instead of just giving the definition... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Collis Italian Dictioary
Excellent lay out. Division between Italian and English very good. Easy to use and an excellent aide to learning Italian
Published 4 months ago by FRASER T ROSE
4.0 out of 5 stars good
good , but i just got it for display more than anything , but i had a flick through and can see that when i decide to pick it up , it will be useful
Published 13 months ago by Mr. D. J. Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and easy to use
It's clear, the print quality is good, and easy to use. Large enough to be comprehensive. The extra sections are useful too
Published 14 months ago by A. Lax
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
I was a little bit disappointed with this book. It is really big not pocket sized which I expected. A bit heavy to carry around Italy. Good seller though.
Published 22 months ago by Ruth Marian Bishop
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