Dictionary of Italian Slang And Colloquial Expressions

Dictionary of Italian Slang And Colloquial Expressions

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More than 4,500 words and their popular meanings that you won't find in standard Italian-English Dictionaries. Travelers to Italy quickly discover that their textbook knowledge of the language will take them only so far.

Most people - including highly educated people - spice their native language with large amounts of slang. If you have at least intermediate-level training in Italian, this handy book will help you past the slang barrier.

More than 4,500 common Italian slang words and colloquial expressions are presented with grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase in Italian to illustrate usage,and an English translation of the example, using, where applicable, a corresponding English slang expression.

Because of the very nature of slang, this book necessarily contains expressions that some readers might find offensive.

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