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Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus (Streetwise)by Nicholas Albanese
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Do you want to learn Italian slang? No need to sudare sette camicie.* Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus makes it easy!
Add spark to your everyday casual conversation by learning how to use Italian slang and expressions appropriately. Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus gets you talking like you're cool without getting you into hot water!
Frustrated by Italian slang? No need to calare le brache (lit., pull down ones pants--surrender), chiudere bottega (lit. to close up shop--to give up), or perdere le staffe (lit., to lose the stirrups--lose ones temper). With this book, you can trovare lAmerica (lit., discover America--find happiness). Inside you will find just the right expression you are looking for instantly. And whimsical illustrations get the message across with laugh-out-loud humor.
Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus is a cinch to use for quick reference or browsing, featuring:
Worried youll be called un cervello di gallina (lit., hens brain--not too smart)? Whether you're a student, tourist, or business traveler, whatever the topic of your conversation--be it art, health, sex, or work--Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus will have you comfortable using slang and talking like you're "with it" in no time at all.
* (lit., sweat seven shirts--work really hard).
@lt;p@gt;The essence of any language lies not in its timehonoreddictionaries, but in its slang. @lt;i@gt;StreetwiseItalian Dictionary/Thesaurus@lt;/i@gt; provides Italian studentswith today's most accurate, accessible, and up-to-datereference to current Italian slang and idiomaticexpressions. More than 2,500 terms and expressionsare conveniently arranged into alphabetical topics, and then--unlike most resources of its type--markedfor register to prevent the embarrassment of inappropriateusage.@lt;/p@gt;@lt;p@gt;Extensive example sentences, together with theirEnglish translations, provide helpful context. Valuablefor all, but particularly those planning travel to Italy, this comprehensive reference reveals the true languageof Italy.@lt;/p@gt;
The essence of any language lies not in its timehonored dictionaries, but in its slang. Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus provides Italian students with todays most accurate, accessible, and up-to-date reference to current Italian slang and idiomatic expressions. More than 2,500 terms and expressions are conveniently arranged into alphabetical topics, and thenunlike most resources of its typemarked for register to prevent the embarrassment of inappropriate usage.
Extensive example sentences, together with their English translations, provide helpful context. Valuable for all, but particularly those planning travel to Italy, this comprehensive reference reveals the true language of Italy.
About the Author
Nicholas Albanese, Giovanni Spani, Philip Balma, and Ermano Conti (Bloomington, IN) are experienced educators in the area of Italian studies.
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