Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071603689

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 2667


Build up your Italian grammar skills and communicate with ease The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master. Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks With help from this book, you can effortlessly use: Possessive adjectives • Relative pronouns • Gerunds • Expressions of time • The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words

In Other Words

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3410


National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.

Italian Made Simple

Revised and Updated

Author: Cristina Mazzoni

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 030743432X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 2417


Whether you are planning a romantic Italian getaway, packing a knapsack for your junior year abroad, or just want to engage your Italian business associate in everyday conversation, Italian Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. Void of all the non-essentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Italian Made Simple includes: * basics of grammar * vocabulary building exercises * pronunciation aids * common expressions * word puzzles and language games * contemporary reading selections * Italian culture and history * economic information * Italian-English and English-Italian dictionaries Complete with drills, exercises, and answer keys for ample practice opportunities, Italian Made Simple will soon have you speaking Italian like a native. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

The Story Behind an American Friendship

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547822863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5035


From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both self-taught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence—Lincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index.

Conversational Italian

In 20 Lessons

Author: Michael Cagno

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805014993

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 8534


Cortina Method Conversational Italian in 20 Lessons, Illustrated Step by Step, these twenty lessons, with charming and helpful illustrations, will enable you, regardless of previous languge training, to read, write and speak Italian in the shortest possible time. The Cortina Method has been time-tested and is the quick, easy and natural way to learn a language. It has received the approval of teachers, students, schools, colleges, and business firms all over the world. Guide to Pronunciation and Spelling Explains how to pronounce the sounds, words and phrases of the language through simple phonetic symbols based on English spelling. Rules of spelling are also explained. Twenty Conversational Lessons These lessons include useful vocabularies and everyday conversations. Alongside of each word and sentence is given the correct pronunciation and English translation. Easy-to-understand grammatical footnotes are combined in this Method to make your language study effective and interesting. Complete Reference Grammar Provides a complete and clear explanation of every rule of structure. It is cross-referenced with and adds to the explanation in the conversational lesson footnotes. Bi-Lingual Dictionary Italian-English/English-Italian Dictionary contains all useful words and terms you need to know, so you can locate them easily.

Nuovo Espresso 1

corso di italiano

Author: Luciana Ziglio,Giovanna Rizzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788861823181

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 3877


"Nuovo espresso" è un corso di lingua italiana diviso in tre livelli (A1, A2 e B1) in linea con le indicazioni del Quadro Comune Europeo per le Lingue. Rispetto all'edizione storica di "Espresso", "Nuovo espresso" propone contenuti nuovi, attuali e moderni. Non una semplice edizione aggiornata quindi, ma un vero e proprio nuovo corso con: nuove letture; nuovi ascolti; nuove attività; sezione del caffè culturale arricchita; sezione di esercizi aggiornata e ampliata; un videocorso che, come una vera e propria serie a puntate racconta le vicende di quattro amici seguiti nella loro quotidianità, tra lavoro, amori, vacanze e simpatici imprevisti (gli episodi sono utilizzabili con o senza i sottotitoli in italiano); una videogrammatica che approfondisce gli argomenti linguistici, le strutture, le funzioni comunicative, le espressioni e i modi di dire apparsi negli episodi del videocorso

Frozen Heat

Nikki Heat

Author: Richard Castle

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1401304729

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5100


NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat gets more mystery than she imagined when she arrives at her latest crime scene. The body of an unidentified woman has been found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left sitting on a Manhattan street. A startling enough death, but an even bigger shock comes when this new homicide surprisingly connects to the unsolved murder of Detective Heat's own mother. The gruesome killing of this Jane Doe launches Heat on a dangerous and emotional investigation, rekindling the cold case that has haunted her since she was nineteen. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she also digs into unexplored areas of her mother's background—areas Nikki has been afraid to confront before, but now must. Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Heat's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?

Talk Italian Grammar

Author: Alwena Lamping

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1406676098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 4762


Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.

Espresso Shot

Author: Cleo Coyle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425221778

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 8374


The manager and chief barista of The Village Blend, a popular New York coffeehouse, Clare Cosi is hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for her ex-husband's upcoming wedding to magazine editor Breanne Summour, a difficult task that is complicated by a series of fatal "accidents" targeting people close to Breanne.

Smoke Over Birkenau

Author: Liana Millu

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810115699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

View: 6881


Presents stories of women who lived and suffered alongside Liana Millu during months in a concentration camp, describing their struggle to overcome violence and tragedy

Practice Makes Perfect Italian Verb Tenses, 2nd Edition

Author: Paola Nanni-Tate

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071804498

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 3414


Go beyond conjugation and learn the right verb tenses for speaking and writing in Italian If you are looking for help memorizing Italian verb conjugations, then any Italian verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you'll need to learn how these language building blocks are used in everyday speech and writing. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses comes in. The ideal reference/workbook for beginning to intermediate Italian-language learners, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses shows you when and why to use certain verb tenses and gives you plenty of examples, increasing your confidence in choosing the right word. Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses lets you: Learn when and why to use different verb tenses Reinforce your knowledge with everyday examples covering a wide range of topics Build your verb skills using more than 250 engaging exercises With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will learn to speak and write in Italian fluently in no time at all.

The Black Diamonds of Provence

Author: Rob Waring

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers

ISBN: 9781424011148


Page: 24

View: 495


In France, some people earn money by selling a special food called a truffel. Truffles can be found in the woods; however they are very rare and expensive. That's why they are sometimes called black diamonds. What is this unusual food, and why is it so expensive?

Eyewitness Phrase Book Italian

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465462800

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 416


A pocket dictionary with vital vocabulary, phrases, and information for travelers. Filled with common Italian phrases and everyday vocabulary, this is an easy-to-transport dictionary that is perfect for vacations or business trips. Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book Italian is organized by subject, making it is easy to find relevant information including transportation, food, shopping, sports, and health care. Each word has a pronunciation guide to ensure proper communication. From the always useful "What time is it?" question to more complex business vocabulary, this guide has everything you need to communicate in a foreign language. This book also comes with a 2,000-word mini dictionary for quick reference during conversations. Essential packing for travelers, Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book Italian ensures they will never be at a loss for words.

Italian with Ease

Author: Giovanna Galdo,Ena Marchi

Publisher: Assimil France

ISBN: 9782700501643

Category: Education

Page: 422

View: 393


This book aims to take users from scratch to having a solid base in Italian within six months, and to feel comfortable with the language in as little as three months. In only half an hour a day users will move ahead naturally until they are at ease with all the basic structures needed for communication and become familiar with the basic words and grammar of Italian. The method comprises two phases: the passive phase, in which users simply repeat what they hear and read, and the active phase, in which users begin to create sentences and imagine themselves in a variety of everyday situations.