Item description for Berlitz Hide This Italian Book (Italian Edition) by Nadja Rizzuti...
It's not the Italian you learned in high school. This uncensored language guide has everything you need to speak real Italian from cool lingo to hard-core insults. Learn the lingo on love, sex, extreme sports, fashion, gossip, partying and much more. Also exposed in "Hide This Book" are hilarious mishaps, social trends, and cool cultural features. Entertaining as well as enlightening, this is one language reference you'll enjoy reading cover to cover. Also you can listen online to hear all the expressions at www.berlitzbooks.com.
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Studio: Hide This
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2005
Publisher Berlitz Guides
ISBN 9812466533 ISBN13 9789812466532
Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Hide This Italian Book (Italian Edition)?
pretty fun Oct 30, 2007
It helps to have had a little study on the language before visiting the country, so a semester of Italian plus this book REALLY WORKED OUT GOOD!!! I didn't use much fromt the shopping section but everything else was really useful and wortht he $! The only downsize is it gives you the correct italian spelling for italian phrases, but no english pronunciation key. Iyou don't already know how the italian alphabet works you won't know how to pronounce alot of the words right, but it wouldn't take much extra study with a normal phrasebook to learn that part.
Fantastic! Jan 2, 2006
This is indeed a fantastic little book. It contains all the colloquial Italian you could need for a short visit or even a long stay in Italy. I just returned from a langauge school in Rome and I wish I had this book with me. It's Italian as the natives speak it - not as they teach you in school. I found a lot of phrases I had to discover on my own from Italian friends.
One warning - If you are a complete beginner, this book does not contain pronunciation guides for the words/phrases. You'll want to supplement this with a beginning Italian text that includes basic pronunciation. Otherwise, this book is a dream!
What They Can't Teach You in School... Dec 13, 2005
Any student of the Italian language is sure to get a rise out of "Hide This Book: Italian". As with the rest of the "Hide This..." series, this volume teaches those of us without a native tongue what (not) to say in the presence of normal society in Italy. It is as much for beginners as it is long-time bookbusters wishing to evade the inevitable social rebuttals of mispronunciation and assumed innocence of vocabulary. Not for children. Not to be passed up!