- Series: Rick Steves
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 6th edition (November 11, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598801880
- ISBN-13: 978-1598801880
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary Paperback – November 11, 2008
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The book proved to be invaluable. It was compact enough that I could carry it around with me in a small purse/backpack that I carried with me throughout my entire trip. I did not speak any Italian whatsoever, and found the words and phrases in the book to be exactly what I needed to get around and communicate effectively. I especially appreciated the pronunciation guide to each Italian word in the book- that was extremely helpful. The practical advice given throughout the book proved to be invaluable, as well as humorous, and the menu decoder was also of particular help. I quickly got over any "qualms" I may have had over appearing too "touristy" on my trip and used the phrase book repeatedly as it proved to be a most definite asset. Thank you Rick Steves' for so accurately predicting the needs of the average beginning traveler. The book greatly enhanced a most wonderful traveling experience. In fact, I am still studying it in anticipation of my next trip to Italy.
I think Rick does a great job is laying out the phrases that you'll need if you go to Italy. We're going in a few weeks, and it's really helping. Now if he could only improve the memory.
The book is small, will fit in a shirt pocket. It's broken down into sections (basics, eating, chating, etc.) so you can focus in on a section that you need, master it, then move to another section. After you've been through it all, you can then start combining different phrases and make some great sentences. It's got a lot of mnaterial in it, so start early when you decide to use it.
Thanks Rick, I actually feel that I can go into the Italian world and be somewhat understood. And, not to worry, I'll smile as I butcher the language, use my hands a lot, and laugh at the whole thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the way to learn a language. Practical, direct and easy.Published 5 months ago by James A. Burruto
Used this book every single day while my husband and I were traveling in Italy. Convenient pocket size fit nicely in the small purse I use when traveling. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Blue Lucia
Bought this for our trip and it came in handy everywhere we went. High recommended.Published 9 months ago by Daniel
I've been practicing, book is helpful. A lot of info, very compact and light.Published 12 months ago by EQ