Synopses & Reviews
Youve mastered Italian slang, conquered popular idioms, yet still feel like an outsider. The reason is simple. You havent discovered the third secret to understanding everyday Italian: popular expletives and obscenitiesthose back-alley words and phrases constantly used in movies, books, and conversations between native speakers.
STREET ITALIAN 2 is the first step-by-step guide of its kind to explore the most common curses, vulgarities and obscenities used throughout Italy. Chapters include:
- Dating Slang
- Nonvulgar Insults & Putdowns
- Vulgar Insults & Name-Calling
- Body Parts in Slang
- Sexual Slang
- Bodily Functions, Sounds & Smells
For continuous updates on new products (such as books, audio CDs, cassettes, and videos) on Italian, Spanish, French, and American slang and idioms, check out his Web site: www.slangman.com.
Here's the second book in David Burke's Street Italian series. Street Italian 2 teaches the basics of "naughty" Italian slang -- the common euphemisms, expletives, and insults used in everyday Italian conversation.
This is the second book in David Burke's new "Street Italian series". It covers the basics of "naughty" Italian slang, the common euphemisms, expletives and insults used in everyday Italian conversation.
About the Author
Slangman David Burke, the well-known slang expert featured on Voice of America and author of three dozen books on slang and idioms, has created the first entertaining and easy-to-use "slanguage" series of its kind!
Table of Contents
LESSON 1: DATING SLANG.
Massimo Stood me Up!
LESSON 2: NONVULGAR INSULTS AND PUTDOWNS.
Guys Like Him Tick Me Off!
LESSON 3: VULGAR INSULTS AND NAME-CALLING.
LESSON 4: SLANG SHOWING ANNOYANCE.
What a Pain in the Butt She Is!
LESSON 5: SEXUAL SLANG.
The Red-Light District.
Review Exam for Lessons 1-5.
LESSON 6: BODILY FUNCTIONS AND SOUNDS.
I Think Your Little Brother Just Farted in Public!
LESSON 7: THE MANY USES OF "MERDA".
Roberta is as Ugly as Shit!
LESSON 8: THE MANY USES OF "CAGARE".
I was Scared Shitless!
LESSON 9: THE MANY USES OF "CAZZO".
Francesco is Nothing but a Big Dickhead!
LESSON 10: THE MANY USES OF "CULO".
Review Exam for Lessons 6-10.
Answers to Lessons 1-10.