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Published by Barron"s in Hauppauge, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Italian language -- Idioms -- Dictionaries,
  • Italian language -- Dictionaries -- English,
  • Italian language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English

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Edition Notes

StatementDaniela Gobetti ... [et al.].
GenreDictionaries, Textbooks for foreign speakers
SeriesBarron"s foreign language guides
ContributionsGobetti, Daniela.
LC ClassificationsPC1460 .I85 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 426 p. ;
Number of Pages426
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23217681M
ISBN 100764139746
ISBN 109780764139741
LC Control Number2008926678

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From Italian For Dummies, 2nd Edition. By Francesca Romana Onofri, Karen Antje Moller, Teresa L. Picarazzi. Planning a trip to Italy? Learn some basic Italian to make it more fulfilling. Get to know Italian greetings, question words, numbers, and the days of the week.   4 Common Italian Proverbs and Idioms THE LAND: Chi dorme non piglia pesci. This Italian proverb literally means, “One who sleeps does not catch the fish,” and corresponds to the English, “The early bird catches the worm.” The significant impact that the sea has had on the lives of those living on the boot-shaped peninsula is highlighted. Funny idioms about life. Here’s a list of Italian idioms about life.. Chiodo scaccia chiodo. Lit. Translation: A nail drives out another nail. English Equivalent: You’ll get over it. If you ever break up with someone and ask for advice from an Italian mamma or nonna (and believe me, Italian moms and grandmas are always the wisest), you will hear a phrase that goes like this: “Chiodo. Idioms are phrases like “hit the books” and “kick the bucket” that don’t literally mean what we mean when we say them. When you use an idiom and you think about the actual meaning of what you’re saying, it can be pretty funny. Italian has idioms as well. And they’re usually not direct translations of our English idioms.