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Summary

101 Italian Phrases You Won't Learn in School: The Key to Sounding Like a Native Speaker: Idioms & Popular Phrases You Don't Learn from Textbooks Rapidly Increase Your Vocabulary (Beginner-Fluent)

So, you've learned the basics in Italian class. You know how to say, “Come stai?” or “Dov'è il bagno?” or “Quanti anni hai?”. But how do you take it to the next level?

Discover one of the most important yet often one of the most overlooked aspects of a language: idioms and popular phrases in common use. Think about how in English so much of what we say is full of expressions and figures of speech and idioms.

We say things like “dime a dozen”, “beat around the bush”, “cutting corners”, “speak of the devil”, etc. Plus, there is so much slang and so many phrases in popular use especially with young people: “To have a crush on someone”, “I'm all set”, “I'm down for that”, etc. Plus, there are so many slang words we use that have other meanings in popular use like: “cool”, “sick”, or “lame”, etc. This is the same, if not even more common, in the Italian language. 

If you want to be able to understand people and speak comfortably, you will find it almost impossible without a healthy knowledge of popular idioms, words, and phrases used by native Italian speakers.

This book will teach you 101 of the most popular Italian idioms and phrases that take you far beyond the basics you may have learned in school. 

You will learn:

  • The English and Italian version of the idiom or phrase
  • The explanation of how to use this idiom or phrase in common speech and when is an appropriate time to use it
  • Examples of casual dialogue in both Italian and English to show you the context of how this phrase is used
  • You can practice repeating each phrase to help commit it to memory and work through the pronunciation

Unlock an entire new level of ability and gain the street-knowledge and confidence to have real conversations in Italian.

©2018 Orbis Language Center (P)2018 Orbis Language Center

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Rather disappointing

The editing was poor with points where the order of phases went back to an earlier phrase and then later jumped forward missing about 14; so not all 101 phases were presented. Also it was a pity there was not an accompanying pdf with this title. Hopefully, these problems will be corrected in the future as it is a very good concept.

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Lots of info in this book.

Learn more languages and you have more opportunities to socialize with
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practical book!

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When I saw this book, I was interested to know how to speak Italian language and communicate to my Italian friend.I learned that this language is hard especially when it comes to pronunciation of words.

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it's great!

Thankful that this book will give you almost full tutorial on how to speak Italian. It will give you the ability to understand and to communicate in Italian language. This book is not just to teach you to communicate while you’re in tour but also if you’re going to dine and shop.

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The Italian base alphabet has 21 letters with 5 vowels and 6 consonants. The Italian language does not include the following letters in their alphabet: J, K, W, X and Y. These letters are only used for foreign names and loan terms. I particularly liked the fact that this book had a section for 'emergencies'. It is to the point. I am in favour of this book.

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This covers everything.

However, it's always hard at first but I know that if I would really put my heart in it, I will definitely succeed. What I also loved about this book is that it also teaches the hand gestures and I love the Italian way.

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Exciting and well done

Nice and very easy to learn Italian language. very useful if you need a fast way to learn Italian. I definitely recommend it for anyone, worth to buy your book and if you have more books in this domain I will like you to contact me.Even my mother began to listen:)

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Thank you for putting the time and effort into writing a very straight forward and comprehensive book for learning italian. The author did a great job giving many different examples of the many different tenses and how to speak this beautiful language. Highly recommended!

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  • Mthujan
  • 21-07-18

Lots of info in this book.

Learn more languages and you have more opportunities to socialize with
unknown people in foreign areas. I like this book because it gave me the basic
words for simple talk. While listening this book, i found that watching YouTube videos
to help pronounce the words have helped me dramatically. overall i found this a
great listen.

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practical book!

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  • 21-07-18

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When I saw this book, I was interested to know how to speak Italian language and communicate to my Italian friend.I learned that this language is hard especially when it comes to pronunciation of words.

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  • rabhia
  • 21-07-18

it's great!

Thankful that this book will give you almost full tutorial on how to speak Italian. It will give you the ability to understand and to communicate in Italian language. This book is not just to teach you to communicate while you’re in tour but also if you’re going to dine and shop.

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  • saji
  • 21-07-18

Interesting thoughts

The Italian base alphabet has 21 letters with 5 vowels and 6 consonants. The Italian language does not include the following letters in their alphabet: J, K, W, X and Y. These letters are only used for foreign names and loan terms. I particularly liked the fact that this book had a section for 'emergencies'. It is to the point. I am in favor of this book.

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  • talithabenjamin
  • 19-07-18

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However, it's always hard at first but I know that if I would really put my heart in it, I will definitely succeed. What I also loved about this book is that it also teaches the hand gestures and I love the Italian way.

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  • jonathan
  • 19-07-18

Exciting and well done

Nice and very easy to learn Italian language. very useful if you need a fast way to learn Italian. I definitely recommend it for anyone, worth to buy your book and if you have more books in this domain I will like you to contact me.Even my mother began to read :)

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  • tim
  • 19-07-18

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Thank you for putting the time and effort into writing a very straight forward and comprehensive book for learning Italian. The author did a great job giving many different examples of the many different tenses and how to speak this beautiful language. Highly recommended!

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  • Victoria
  • 19-07-18

Won't disappoint!

This book is very informative and interesting. When I was a kid, I always dreamed of going to Italy because I was a fan of their food and delicious dishes. I also loved the places there as I listen books about Italy.

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An ethics book that captures the spirit of what you'll need the most in Italian. It's more fun to enjoy a holiday when you've had a go at 'conversing' with the locals, even if said conversing involves a lot of distortions. It's much better than pointing, waving your hands around, and scratching your head. It started with the brief history of the Italian Language and then moved on to the basics of Italian Language.