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You Already Know Italian

Raymond Lowry



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McGraw Hill
01 March 2006
Language teaching & learning material & coursework; Languages & ESL; Italian - Beginner Self-Study; Italian - Vocabulary; Italian - Languages
That's right, you already know Italian--even if you never took a language course in your life!

Many of the words you know in English are similar and often the same in Italian, such as arte and delizioso. And pizza, bambino, and diva have been part of our lexicon for so long you forget they were ever foreign. You Already Know Italian is the easiest and fastest way to build your Italian vocabulary by using your prior knowledge as the foundation for language learning.

Inside you will find chapters devoted to three types of words: familiar terms, identical and similar terms, and falsely similar terms. By studying these words, you will realize just how many Italian words you already know and how easy it is to pick up those terms that are close in meaning to their English counterparts. You will have a 5,000-word Italian vocabulary in no time at all!

Look how much Italian vocabulary you already know:

Familiar Italian terms:

Amore--Love Bandito--Outlaw Ciao--Hello Pasta--Pasta Simpatico--Agreeable Vino--Wine Italian words identical or similar to English ones:

Computer--Computer Jazz--Jazz Leader--Leader Quota--Quota Uso--Use Virus--Virus But beware these falsely similar words:

Ago--Needle Camera--Room Fatto--Fact Salto--Jump Stare--To stand Villano--Inconsiderate
By:   Raymond Lowry
Imprint:   McGraw Hill
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9780071464895
ISBN 10:   0071464891
Series:   NTC Foreign Language
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 March 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Italian
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Raymond W. Lowry is a full-time writer, a former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, and a lifelong student of the Italian language.

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