Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus by Nicholas Albanese
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Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus
By Nicholas Albanese

Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus

The User Friendly Guide to Italian Slang and Idioms

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Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus 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 one's pants - surrender), chiudere bottega (lit. to close up shop - to give up), or perdere le staffe (lit., to lose the stirrups - lose one's temper). With this book, you can trovare l'America (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: more than 2,500 current terms and expressions; A-Z thematic arrangement in 34 English themes and 158 subcategories; literal meanings, example sentences for context, and entertaining exercises to develop active vocabulary; and helpful illustrations of 12 typical Italian gestures. Italian-English dictionary/index that cross-references all 2,500 terms and expressions are included in the thesaurus. Worried you'll be called un cervello di gallina (lit., hen's 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).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071430708
ISBN-10: 0071430709
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Nicholas Albanese

Nicholas Albanese, Giovanni Spani, Philip Balma, and Ermano Conti (Bloomington, IN) are experienced educators in the area of Italian studies.

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