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Dictionary of Italian Slang: And Colloquial Expressionsby Daniela Gobetti
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This quick-reference dictionary for language students and travelers to Italy presents more than 4,000 informal, commonly-used words and phrases in Italian with English translations and equivalent phrases. International travelers quickly discover that their textbook knowledge of Italian will take them only so far in understanding and communicating with others. This new edition, updated with many of the most contemporary expressions, will help all students and travelers who have an intermediate-level knowledge of Italian but need to familiarize themselves with informal speech. Words and phrases are presented with grammatical information, their English meanings, and a sentence or extended phrase in Italian to illustrate usage, followed by the English translation. The Dictionary of Italian Slang and Colloquial Expressions is one title in Barron's series of slang dictionaries in several different languages. Because of the nature of slang, these books contain expressions that some readers might find offensive.
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This pocket-sized reference contains approximately 4,500 common Italian slang words and colloquial expressions not usually found in standard Italian-English dictionaries. Entries contain grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase in Italian to illustrate usage, and an English translation of the example using, where applicable, a corresponding English slang expression. Gobetti is program associate at the Center for European Studies, the U. of Michigan.
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This pocket-sized reference contains approximately 4,500 common Italian slang words and colloquial expressions not usually found in standard Italian-English dictionaries. Entries contain grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase in Italian to illustrate usage, and an E
Travelers who speak some Italian, as well as Italian language students, know how important it is to get past the slang barrier. This book helps them do exactly that. It teaches Italian idioms and demonstrates how Italians use them in normal conversation.
As a comprehensive summary of modern Italian slang usage, this book includes some entries generally considered vulgar. Some readers might find them offensive.
Valuable for both students and travelers alike, this text lists approximately 4,500 common slang words and colloquial expressions in Italian. Entries include information on the region where the word is commonly used, its definition in English, a sentence or phrase in the target language to illustrate usage, an English translation of the example, and where applicable, a corresponding English slang expression. Entries also identify the word or phrase by type: student or youth slang, sports slang, entertainment slang, professional or computer jargon, and criminal slang.
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