Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
More than 4,000 words and colloquial expressions--many not found in standard English-Italian dictionaries--are listed alphabetically with definitions. Each entry includes a phrase or short sentence demonstrating how the term is used in a conversational context.
As a comprehensive summary of modern Italian slang usage, this book includes some entries generally considered vulgar. Some readers might find them offensive.