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Italian Phrases for Dummies [Paperback]

Francesca Romana Onofri , Karen Antje Möller
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23 July 2004 For Dummies
Everyday conversations in Italian made easy Italy is a perennially popular destination for Americans, with three cities (Florence, Rome, and Venice) among the top ten in Travel & Leisure′s 2003 "World′s Best Cities" poll. This concise, easy–to–use guide helps travelers and students get up to speed fast on conversational Italian, showcasing the most commonly used words and phrases. Francesca Romana Onofri is an Italian translator and teacher. Karen Moller is a writer who has worked on several Italian–language projects for Berlitz.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Bilingual edition (23 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764572032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764572036
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 11 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Italian – instantly! Shopping. Ordering dinner. Chatting about the weather. Talking about your family. Dealing with emergencies. Whether you’re a traveler or student, this handy Italian phrase book Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies

About the Author

After her university studies in linguistics and Spanish and English language and literature, Francesca Romana Onofri lived abroad for several years to better her understanding of the cultures and languages of different countries. In Spain and Ireland, she worked as an Italian and Spanish teacher, as well as a translator and interpreter at cultural events. In Germany, she was responsible for communication and special events at a museum of modern art, but even then she never gave up her passion for languages: She was an Italian coach and teacher at the Opera Studio of the Cologne Opera House and did translations — especially in the art field. Back in Italy, Francesca has edited several Italian books and works as a translator of art books, as well as a cultural events organizer and educator. Karen Möller is currently studying Italian and English linguistics, literature, and culture. Before entering academia, Karen worked in the field of public relations and wrote articles for all kinds of fashion magazines and newspapers. She has had the occasion to work on German–Italian projects, including verb, vocabulary, and grammar handbooks and Italian exercise books.

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By deanna
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I am intending on taking a trip to Sicily shortly and wanted a reference book to use while I am there.
The book is full of useful information including pronunciation, ordering food, how to ask directions and much, much more - A lot is packed in this convenient sized book.
Hopefully it will stand me in good stead on my trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 3 Mar 2014
By Anne
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Really good. I am really enjoying it. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn a language from scrap.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Speaking Italian 8 Aug 2009
This book was helpful in some ways, but I would have been better off with an ordinary phrasebook.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Italian phrases for dummies 21 Jun 2009
By sophie
More grammar than i was looking for when all i wanted was to know how to ask for a gin and tonic !
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4.0 out of 5 stars As good as any extensive language book 27 April 2005
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When I travelled to France I bought a copy of "French for Dummies". After six months of studying I could say "I would like a bottle of water", or , "Where does this bus go?" After a week of Italian Phrases for Dummies I could do the same thing in Italian. If your planning a trip to Italy and don't want to waste a lot of time waiding through some text book learning things your going to foget two days after you return home, this book is definatly for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good start and reference 16 Oct 2012
By Seeker360 - Published on
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Read and familiarized myself with the book on the plane to Rome. By the time I got there, I was able to greet people politely, ask directions, order food and get the check among other important things. Being that the book was on my Droid, I was able to search words and quickly jump to the Table of Contents etc. That was a great help. The only drawback was that the book has a limited vocabulary list, so sometimes I was unable to find a word that I needed, when I needed it. But overall, I definitely had a leg up on the people I was traveling with and it was a great resource to get started!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says:) 22 Aug 2011
By AMO - Published on
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Received this in a timely fashion, and never looked back. Came as described,and have gotten great use of it thus far. It's not going to make us interpreters for the UN, but we'll be up on common slang and will be able to adequately ask for a table for two by the window.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tante grazie! 10 July 2013
By Mary J. Pohl - Published on
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The book arrived quickly and in good condition.

This is a dandy little book. One may pick and choose what one wishes to learn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Dummy loves this book! 22 Feb 2013
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Book is very well organized with excellent pronunciation tips. The "proof will be in the pudding" when I travel to Italy in a few months, but I'll have command of some important phrases and a basic vocabulary so hopefully won't come off as an "Ugly American."
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