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Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus

By Nicholas Albanese, Giovanni Spani, Philip Balma, Ermanno Conti



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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 Helpful illustrations of 12 typical Italian gestures Italian-English dictionary/index that cross-references all 2,500 terms and expressions 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).

Product code: 9780071430708

ISBN 9780071430708
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H236xW140xS15
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
An accessible reference of current Italian slang and idiomatic expressions suitable for research, browsing and broadening the learner's language beyond textbook language.