Author(s): Marco Natoli
The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Italy and other places where Italian is spoken, this book offers fast, effective communication. More than 1,000 basic words, phrases, and sentences cover everything from asking directions and renting a car to ordering dinner and finding a bank.
Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, this inexpensive and easy-to-use book offers completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, and slang. The contents are arranged for speedy access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, services, medical and emergency situations, and other essential items. A handy phonetic pronunciation guide accompanies each phrase.
Introduction A Note on Phonetic Transcription Alphabet and Sounds Numbers and Colors Chapter 1: Basic Expressions Greetings and Introducing Oneself Essential Expressions of Everyday Use Basic Questions Chapter 2: Time and Weather Basic Expressions of Time Days and Months Weather Chapter 3: Money and Banking Chapter 4: Travel General Expressions Tickets Flights Trains Buses and Metro Taxis Renting a Car Asking for Directions Parking and Road Signs Gas Stations and Car Trouble Chapter 5: Eating and Drinking General Expressions Restaurants and Meals Special Dietary Needs Cafes and Bars Chapter 6: Shopping Making a Purchase Clothing and Accessories Groceries Books and Music Chapter 7: Communication General Expressions Telephone Making Calls Computers and Internet Post Office Chapter 8: Sightseeing and Entertainment Art, Architecture and Museums Films, Theatre and Concerts Nightclubs and Discotheques Sports and Outdoors Chapter 9: Other Practical Needs Hotels and Accommodations Camping Travelers with Children Travelers with Pets Beauty Salon, Spa, and Barber Shop Troubleshooting and Repairs Religious Services Health and Ailments Travelers with Disabilities Help and Safety Commands Appendix: Italian Grammar Primer Gender and Number Definite Articles Indefinite Articles Adjective Agreement Pronouns Verb Conjugation Charts Index