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Forty million tourists visit Italy each year. Two of Italy's major cities — Florence and Rome — are among the most visited cities in the world. On any given day of the year, this equates to 110,000 foreign tourists in Italy. Many travel guides recommend that tourists make an effort to get off the beaten path; to find that small, out-of-the-way place that few tourists ever visit. It is in these areas where the “real” Italy can be experienced; it is also in these areas where very little English is spoken by the general population. This book will be very useful for the 110,000 foreign tourists who hope to have a unique, off-the-beaten-path experience in Italy.

This book will be a useful tool to help integrate both the inexperienced and experienced traveler into many essential aspects of daily life. For these tourists, a very basic understanding of the language can enhance their stay in Italy. Italians treasure politeness, and everywhere in the world people can appreciate the good manners of a “thank you” or “you're welcome.” Italians will respond to your efforts to communicate in their language with wholehearted appreciation. By making an effort to learn some basic phrases and expressions, you will feel safer and more assured to take the path less traveled, you will discover useful and interesting facts, you will cope with unexpected situations, and you will be greeted with much greater kindness.

This book will also be a useful resource for high school and college students who wish to enhance their in-class learning experiences. It will be a handy resource to help students sharpen their speaking ability by learning useful expressions (and their correct pronunciation) that pertain to everyday life.

The Everything® Italian Phrase Book offers grammar and pronunciation sections for easier, more effective use and contains essential information for first-time and experienced travelers alike. It features more than 1,400 words and phrases, covering all subjects that people are likely to encounter in their travels — from reserving a hotel room or ordering dinner at a restaurant to using a cell phone or changing a flight. There is also a detailed phonetic pronunciation table plus an extensive word list and grammar guide that will enable travelers to construct basic sentences.

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