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Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way with Book [Paperback]

Marcel Danesi , Heywood Wald
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)


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July 1997 0764102109 978-0764102103 2
Updated with helpful facts and tips for international travelers, this new third editions of Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way is suitable as language teaching book for adults as well as for older children. It instructs beginners in the basics of reading, writing, understanding, and speaking Italian. The book lightens language-learning routines with cartoon-style illustrations, language games, and puzzles. A set of vocabulary flashcards and a small staple-bound bilingual dictionary booklet are bound into the book's spine and can be easily removed for supplementary use.
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Available in: Chinese (book only) * French * German * Italian * Japanese * Russian * Spanish & Aprenda Ingles Facil y Rapido (Learn English the Fast & Fun Way)



It’s easy... It’s practical... It’s fun!



In just minutes a day, you’ll pick up the language you need for most everyday situations—from meeting and greeting people to asking directions and handling simple business transactions. You’ll learn the basic vocabulary for: introductions * finding your way * entertainment * dining * shopping * banking * using the telephone and mail services * medical help and emergencies



Plus: days of the week * months * seasons * weather * time * numbers * basic grammar * even a guide to road signs!



Special Bonus for Business and Vacation Travelers: Pull-out Bilingual Dictionary complete with Food and Drink Guide * Wine List * Tipping Information



Added Features: Two Quizzes (with answers) to test your growing skills * vocabulary cards give you practice with words and phrases --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Series: Fast and Fun Way
  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764102109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764102103
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,375,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great May 24, 2001
By ty7777
Format:Paperback
This is broken down really well for you and is basically part book- part workbook. There are plenty of activities to take part in to help you learn this language. However it doesn't get a five because it doesn't come with a tape, though 4 are available to go with it for over 30 dollars. Also, you only learn present and imperative tenses, which may have been more complicated to learn but it should be in there if you want to concern yourself with it. It is really informative and amusing and holds your attention. It does this by keeping the lessons quick and to the point with a little humor here and there. Remember that Learning Italian and learning Italian for sake of a quick bout of tourism ''just enough'' to get by... very different things. As for just the bout of tourism, this is more than enough to get you by and would work great. As for grasping the whole language, if you really feel you need to... you'd not only need the past tense and so on, but you'd definetely need alot of cassettes for example and the ability to read whole paragraphs with ease. This won't get you there, but it'll teach you the basic language.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Italian Fast & Fun Way is Fun March 21, 2000
Format:Paperback
This book is colorful, but you really need to purchase the book as part of the set with the tapes so that you are able to hear the correct pronunciations. The book and tapes cover the basics for people who are planning to travel to Italy for vacation, and it starts from the very beginning with pronunciations and greetings. There are places in the book for you to practice your Italian writing skills without "drilling" you to sleep. There are puzzle games in the book, as well. The book covers basic grammar and basic vocabularly.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Molto buono! September 18, 2005
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this for an adult continuing education class that I am taking - Beginning Italian. This is truly a fun book - much better than the old French textbooks I had in high school. It is well illustrated, words are spelled phonetically, and it moves at an nice pace (not too elementary, but also not too challenging.) There are no audio tapes, but I have the advantage of a weekly class with an Italian instructor who is from Italy. The book comes with some flash cards and a small dictionary. The list price is $18.95, but Amazon sells it for less.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD...NOT GREAT June 15, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We are studying Italian with a teacher via SKYPE and this is our workbook. It's a good basic text and we are learning. Both my husband I feel that there is not enough dialogue in it and it takes awhile to get around to verbs. We both wish there were more everyday phrases earlier in the book. The pull-out dictionary is fairly sparse, but it's also thin and easy to carry around. It's probably as good as most language usage books get and I would not hesitate to tell someone to purchase it if they also had another source such as a language teacher or disc so that the spoken language could be heard, too.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars useful but limited August 31, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The audio CD's are a good complement to the text. But for a 288 page book, you think they could teach you more than the present tense! Ok, they teach the imperative (eg. command) tense, but that's it. Nothing about the simple past or future. Just listen to yourself talk for 5 minutes and think about how hard it is to keep it ALL in the present tense.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way November 15, 2010
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The book is really geared for the traveller going to visit Italy. This is what I was looking for. I love the way that they tell you right off the bat that they will only be working in the present tense. The casual travleor does not need the other stuff. They suggest that you do a 15 minute lesson each day. What they think you can cover in 15 minutes is not what I can cover in 15 minutes ((it takes me considerably longer). But still, I like the fact that they break it down into small lessons. They do offer fun lessons and I would suggest if for the casual traveller.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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We've used a different CD based system for French & this book/CD set "Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way by Marcel Danesi & Barron's is FAR BETTER. It's simple to follow. I think the CD only systems are too difficult to follow & you need something in print that follows audio. This book is the coursework for a Italian class we're taking by a native of Italy & she said it's 99% correct.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for my level of knowledge. March 26, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is excellent in teaching the pronounciation of Italian and the proper usage of word endings. I would also recomend the CD that comes with the book so you can hear the words that are covered in each lesson.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of LEAERN ITALIAN THE FAST AND FUN WAY
I have been teaching Italian to adults for 36 years and have used this as my basic text in addition to my own materials. Read more
Published 3 months ago by grace pergolizzi
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way
i FOUND THIS VERY HELPFUL IN MY CLASS. It was very good. We all used this book. Thank you much.
Published 4 months ago by G Goulding
4.0 out of 5 stars Met most of my expectations
This book is very helpful, the format is easy to follow, and it covers a great deal of material that would prove useful for any one looking to learn the basics of the Italian... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Menzie
4.0 out of 5 stars Book arrived sooner than expected
Book had some markings in first two chapters.
A little dirt on bottom.
Other than that very good condition. I am happy with it.
Published 4 months ago by L. T. BANKS
5.0 out of 5 stars My experience with the purchase of Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way...
Briefly, my total experience from beginning to end was superb!!!!!!!!!!!!
What I would like is to be able to repeat this experience with the purchase of about 20 more of the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mark E. McDade
4.0 out of 5 stars entry level Italian
This book covers very elementary Italian. It's a good entry level book for those interested in knowing typical vocabulary one would use when travelling in Italy.
Published 5 months ago by Laurel Evie
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
This is a easy way to pick up a language. I was able to start learning immediately. Not just for beginners.
Published 12 months ago by buys 4 3
4.0 out of 5 stars Italy, here I come!
I think this is a great book for someone who wants to learn some Italian phrases and is not seeking to become totally literate in Italian. I find it quick and fun to go through. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sharon R. Dranow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition for a used book.
Since the class does not start until July, I don't know how effective the book is. It looks easy to understand and work with.
Published 12 months ago by Margaret A Hintz
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing dictionary
The book is clear and concise. I purchased a used book and was concerned hat it was missing a dictionary. I have contacted c.s. for a resolution.
Published 13 months ago by Dolores DeLuca
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