Dictionary of Italian Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Dictionary of Italian Slang and Colloquial Expressions

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This pocket-sized reference contains approximately 4,500 common Italian slang words and colloquial expressions not usually found in standard Italian-English dictionaries. Entries contain 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. Gobetti is program associate at the Center for European Studies, the U. of Michigan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Barron's Educational Publishing
Textbook knowledge of a language will only take you so far. Most languages have a large amount of slang utilized by those who are native-speaking. Here is a volume that lists approximately 4,500 common slang words and colloquial expressions. Entries include grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase to illustrate usage, and an English translation of the example and, where applicable, a corresponding English slang expression. Each entry also identifies the word or phrase by type: student of youth slang, political slang, lieterary slang, and criminal and drug-related slang. Because of the nature of slang, this book might contain certain expressions that some readers might find offensive.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c1999.
ISBN: 9780764104329
0764104322
Characteristics: ix, 331 p. 18 cm.

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