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Dirty Italian: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang) [Paperback]

by Gabrielle Euvino
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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October 28, 2006 1569755663 978-1569755662
Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Italian with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

•Cool slang
•Funny insults
•Explicit sex terms
•Raw swear words

Dirty Italian teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Italy:

What's up?
Come va?

He's a real hottie.
Lui è proprio un figo.

This pizza's awesome!
Questa pizza è buonissima!

I'm totally wasted.
Soo sbronzo.

I gotta piss.
Devo pisciare.

Hey ref, you're an asshole!
Arbitro cornuto!

Wanna do it doggy-style?
Lo facciamo alla pecorina?

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Product Details

  • Series: Dirty Everyday Slang
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (October 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569755663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569755662
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buffo! November 15, 2007
Ms. Euvino has obviously done copious research on the subject of modern Italian slang. This is a tiny book packed with information. It is funny and entertaining with many historical references and amusing illustrations: a must have for anyone seriously interested in learning Italian!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DIRTY ITALIAN by Gabrielle Euvino November 30, 2007
By J. Wise
Having tried to learn Italian for years using one sanitized text or another, I found this book with some sizzle. It's fun to get out of the language lab and understand what they actually said on the 'Godfather'. Now I have the chance to understand the insult coming my way the next time in Italy and, maybe, have a reply. The book is a lot of fun.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will really keep you interested! February 9, 2008
It's an excellent book to learn all the slangs and bad words in Italian. It's easy reading and enjoyable. Not too difficult to remember the words. The author has done a great job trying to capture the student's interest and enthusiasm. Even the native Italians can benefit from it, because some of the words and expressions are quite new to them, particularly to the old generation. For some reason we tend to remember the slangs and cuss words better than ordinary and literally work. I cannot wait to jump to the next chapter and pick my curiosiy at the next topic. I highly recommend it...
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning a Language from the Street to the Board Room November 21, 2007
I am bilingual, Spanish-English, and now working on Italian> I am also a graduate of the State Department language school. I have found, through practical experience, that the most effective and natural method of learning any language is from the Street upwards. "Dirty Italian" does the job and then some; and it's fun. It should be required reading for ALL Italian language courses
Mike Levine
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Friggin' Awesome December 25, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I've always been a big fan of the "Dirty" series in general, and this is actually the fourth I have purchased and have yet to be disappointed. The series is great for the bored folk who just want to jazz up their obscenities as well as those of us who plan to make more native and legitimate use of the new phrases. I highly reccomend this series for which ever language you need it in!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 6, 2008
By Josh
There are a lot of useful and colorful expressions listed. They are grouped into meaningful sections. This is a good book to add to your library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and needed!!! May 18, 2011
OK first off unless your a total prude, you will find Dirty Italian very funny. While its not comprehensive (because of so many regional variations) it is filled with much good information on Italian cursing and slang. Now, Why do I say needed, Because if your in Italy and you have learned Italian, by the book, without knowing this, you will not know what is said a lot of the time. So This is a valuable resource, and you may need to use some of these phrases if the situation presents itself. Heck you might think a beautiful women is asking you if you want to eat a fig, when she is asking you something entirely different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really dirty... April 15, 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It is a very usefull book and it is so dirty that I have to wash my hands each time after reading a chapter from the book.
I only hope that my practical usage of the material learned in this book will not earn me a black eye or two there in Italy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely dirty
I got this along with several other Italian books. I was not expecting it to be so dirty. Not complaining though! This helped me supplement what the Italians would not teach me. Read more
Published 8 months ago by kari
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
A friend had this years ago. We read this together and had fun with the expressions we have heard all our lives, all in one book!
Published 10 months ago by N Millet
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend for anyone learning or teaching Italian
What's the first question someone asks when learning a new language? "What are some swear words and fun phrases?" Well, this is the book to answer those (and more! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Colleen M. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Italian
Good book at a good price. Unfortunately this kind of language is a part of every culture and when learning any language it is hard to find a source for it. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Michael A. Vieira
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny.
This book was a present to my boyfriend who has a sister living in Italy. We have already used it a few times to send her little jokes.. Read more
Published on December 9, 2011 by gatorjack
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as h---.
You only have to read the English on any of these books to get a big chuckle. This goes for all in the series.
Published on December 3, 2011 by Laz
5.0 out of 5 stars Eccellente!
'Dirty Italian' kept me laughing and learning from cover to cover. It's an educational and enjoyable read, filled with enough smut to make a porn-star blush, and enough information... Read more
Published on May 31, 2011 by Erry Sto
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun learning experience
It was a fun read! For someone who has been studying way too much "clean" Italian text, this book was a highly entertaining learning experience. Read more
Published on March 31, 2011 by Cesca
4.0 out of 5 stars fun,Interesting book.
for you wanna be Italians or true Italians. this book is fun to read. growing up in brookly,brings back many memories of how life was in city streets. forgetabout-it.
Published on June 13, 2010 by George Garrido
4.0 out of 5 stars LOL
You will probably not need this book, but you will learn some Italian Slang and Vulgarities that will make people thing you are Italian.
Published on November 3, 2008 by O. Bell
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