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Wicked Italian: For the Travelerby Harold Tomb
Synopses & Reviews
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!
A phrase book and cultural survival guide to put an end to taxi terror and unlock the riddle of museum hours in Italy.
VERBAL SELF DEFENSE
"Vada via che sa di aglio."
Buzz off, garlic breath.
"Non mi tocchi."
Don't touch me.
"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.
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
WELCOME TO ITALY
THE PRACTICAL TRAVELER
DRIVE AND SURVIVE
FOOD AND DRINK
SHOPPING AND SIGHT-SEEING
THOSE FRIENDLY ITALIANS
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