Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
1 online resource (xviii, 388 p.) : ill.
Saying it like it is
Jumping into the basics of Italian
Getting your numbers and time straight
Italian in action
Casa dolce case (Home sweet home)
Where is the Colosseum? Asking directions
Food glorious food - and don't forget the drink
Shopping, Italian style
Having fun out on the town
Taking care of business and telecommunicating
Recreation and the outdoors
Italian on the go
Planning a trip
Money, money, money
Getting around: planes, trains, taxis, and buses
Finding a place to stay
Small talk, wrapping things up
The part of tens
Ten ways to pick up Italian quickly
Ten things never to say in Italian
Ten favorite Italian expressions
Ten phrases to say so that people think you're Italian
Appendixes: A. Verb tables ; B. Dictionaries ; C. About the CD ; D. Answer keys.
Outlines basic Italian grammar, and offers useful words and expressions and simplified dialogue.