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Wicked Italian: For the Traveler

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Publisher Comments:

More than just a phrasebook with a sense of humor, Wicked Italian is a cultural survival guide. Confronted with a forgetful innkeeper you'll do better than mumble an apology by learning to say Allora dormiamo nella lobby. ("In that case, we will sleep here in the lobby"). Forced to wait for your dinner you'll say: Bisogna essere Primo Ministro per essere servito qui? ("Must one be Prime Minister to get service here?") Women traveling alone will finally have the phrases they need at their fingertips, such as Contento tu ("Dream on"), Guardi che chiamo la polizia ("I'll call the police"), and Neanche se fosse l'ultimo uomo sulla terra ("Not if you were the last man on earth"). On the other hand, a chapter on "Making Love" teaches the delicate language of amore. Wicked Italian is the next best thing to being named Marcello or Sophia. Ciao!

Synopsis:

A phrase book and cultural survival guide to put an end to taxi terror and unlock the riddle of museum hours in Italy.

Synopsis:

VERBAL SELF DEFENSE

"Vada via che sa di aglio."
Buzz off, garlic breath.

"Non mi tocchi."
Don't touch me.

"Fa schifo."
You're disgusting.

"Il sole siciliano le ha cotto il cervello."
The Sicilian sun has cooked your brain.

"Neanche se lei fosse l'unico umo sulla terra."
Not if you were the last man on earth.

"Me lasci in pace."
Leave me alone.

"Chiamo la polizia."
I'll call the police.

Synopsis:

Say ciao to chaos with the phrasebook that puts you in control.

The Taxi Driver: How to Plead, How to Threaten

Beautiful Names of Revolting Dishes

Lying to Policemen: The National Pastime

Let Your Hands Do the Talking

Cursing a Person's Family for Generations to Come

Meaningful Things to Say About Olive Oil

Men: Unleash the Latin Lover Inside You

Women: Deflate the Latin Lover Behind You

About the Author

Howard Tomb is the author of the Wicked Travel books. He also writes for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

WELCOME TO ITALY
  • Welcome to Italy…5
  • Hand-to-Hand Conversation…6
  • Linguistic Disclaimer…7

THE PRACTICAL TRAVELER
  • Classic Border Pleas…8
  • Ending Taxi Terror…10
  • Understanding Your Fare…11
  • Doing the Locomotion…12
  • Note to Men…13
  • Train Travel Tips…14
  • Throwing the Switch…15
  • You Can Win at Hotel Negotiation…16
  • Fending Off Gypsy Curses…18
  • A Rose Is a Ruse…19
  • The Italian Phone System…20
  • Prayer to Saint Ilaria, Virgin of Naples…21
  • Italian Drugs You May Need…22
  • How and When to Quote Dante…23
  • Elementary Cursing…24

DRIVE AND SURVIVE
  • The Automobile: An Italian Love Affair…26
  • Prayer to Saint Laura of Rome…27
  • Lying to Policemen: The National Pastime…28
  • Assorted International Symbols…30
  • Shouting in Traffic…31

FOOD AND DRINK
  • Beautiful Names of Revolting Dishes and Vice Versa…32
  • Declining the Imperative…34
  • Secrets of the Italian Coffee Shop…35
  • Meaningful Things to Say About Olive Oil…36
  • Your Inevitable Stains…37
  • Your Medical Emergency…38


  • SHOPPING AND SIGHT-SEEING
    • The Shoe and the Wallet…40
    • Prayer to Saint Ferragamo…41
    • Armani Versus Our Money…42
    • Understanding Italian Business Hours…44
    • Solving the Riddle of Museum Hours…46
    RELIGION, POLITICS, AND SPORTS
    • Your Emergency Confession…48
    • Political Discourse…54
    • Authentic Screaming for Spectators…52

    THOSE FRIENDLY ITALIANS
    • Men: Unleash the Latin Lover Inside You…54
    • Women: Deflate the Latin Lover Behind You…56
    • Pet Names: Animal…57
    • Making Love…58
    • Pet Names: Vegetable…59
    • Denying Your Infidelity…61
    • Pet Names: Celestial…62l
    • Effective Letter-Writing…63

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780894806179
    Author:
    Lee, Jared
    Author:
    Lee, Jared
    Author:
    Tomb, Howard
    Publisher:
    Workman Publishing
    Location:
    New York :
    Subject:
    Italian
    Subject:
    Italy
    Subject:
    Language
    Subject:
    Textbooks for foreign speakers
    Subject:
    Italian language
    Subject:
    Voyages and travels
    Subject:
    Voyages and travels -- Humor.
    Subject:
    Italy Guidebooks Humor.
    Subject:
    Foreign Languages-Italian
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade Paperback
    Series Volume:
    no. 160
    Publication Date:
    19890131
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    64
    Dimensions:
    6.00x4.00x.20 in. .12 lbs.

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    Product details 64 pages Workman Publishing - Italian 9780894806179 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , A phrase book and cultural survival guide to put an end to taxi terror and unlock the riddle of museum hours in Italy.
    "Synopsis" by ,
    VERBAL SELF DEFENSE

    "Vada via che sa di aglio."
    Buzz off, garlic breath.

    "Non mi tocchi."
    Don't touch me.

    "Fa schifo."
    You're disgusting.

    "Il sole siciliano le ha cotto il cervello."
    The Sicilian sun has cooked your brain.

    "Neanche se lei fosse l'unico umo sulla terra."
    Not if you were the last man on earth.

    "Me lasci in pace."
    Leave me alone.

    "Chiamo la polizia."
    I'll call the police.
    "Synopsis" by , Say ciao to chaos with the phrasebook that puts you in control.

    The Taxi Driver: How to Plead, How to Threaten

    Beautiful Names of Revolting Dishes

    Lying to Policemen: The National Pastime

    Let Your Hands Do the Talking

    Cursing a Person's Family for Generations to Come

    Meaningful Things to Say About Olive Oil

    Men: Unleash the Latin Lover Inside You

    Women: Deflate the Latin Lover Behind You

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