Excerpt from Travellers' Colloquial Italian: A Handbook for English-Speaking Travellers and Students, Idiomatic Italian Phrases, With the Exact Pronunciation, Represented on a New System Based Upon a Scientific Analysis of Italian Sounds, With Other General Information Useful to Travellers in Italy The recent researches Of Alexander J. Ellis, Melville Bell, Paul Passy, Henry Sweet, and others, have led to a close and accurate knowledge Of the various Spoken sounds in a language, and it is the application Of these researches, with other original remarks in a popular and useful form, which it is the purpose Of this series of handbooks to serve. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Italian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Italian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Italian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points An overview of the sounds of Italian Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Italian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Italian. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Titles in this quick-reference series for language students and international travelers each present more than four thousand informal, commonly used words and phrases--including slang--in their target language, with English translations and equivalent phrases.
Do you know Italian already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Italy, need to brush up your Italian for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Italian 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial Italian 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study; structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Italian, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Italian grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Italian 2 include: * Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics * A wided range of contemporary authentic documents, both written and audio * Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit * Highlighted key structures and phrases, a Grammar reference and detailed answer keys * A broad range of situations, focusing on day to day life in Italy. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills. For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.
More than your average phrasebook, this portable title shows you how to be a well-mannered visitor and speak the local language in the correct context Any phrasebook can give you a line listing of essential phrases. But if you use a phrase or term without knowing the correct way to use it, you can find yourself in an embarrassing situation. Perfect Phrases in Italian for Confident Travel addresses this problem expertly. Yes, you get the basics but you get a lot more background and guidance on how to use these words and phrases correctly without making a faux pas. With the confidence that you are using a phrase correctly, you will enjoy a smoother adventure in Italy.
Whether traveling first class, with knapsacks, or in their favorite armchairs, this handbook takes readers to 101 touristic curiosities of the European Continent and Great Britain. Unusual and incredible markets, stores, museums, natural wonders, and local customs--they all abound in this eccentric and whimsical tour of Europe. Photos throughout.