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La Bella Lingua

Author : Dianne Hales
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A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman’s personal quest to speak fluent Italian. For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In La Bella Lingua, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the “the world’s most loved and lovable language” together with explorations of Italy’ s history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle and food in a true opera amorosa — a labor of her love of Italy. Over the course of twenty-five years, she has studied Italian through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, time spent in Italy. In the process the Italian language became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy’s storia and its very soul. She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante’s incandescent cantos and in Boccaccio’s bawdy Decameron. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper “ciao,” which does double duty as “hi” and “bye,” reflects centuries of bella figura. And she exalts the glories of Italy’s food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as a baccala (dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as a prezzemolo (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as a polpettone (large meatball). Like Dianne, readers of La Bella Lingua will find themselves innamorata, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.

La Bella Lingua

Author : Dianne Hales
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For anyone who has ever travelled to Italy or simply dreams of going there one day, the fantasy of living la dolce vita is powerfully seductive. Dianne Hales is no exception, but she also fell truly, madly and deeply in love with the language. The result is La Bella Lingua, a joyous, funny and warmly affectionate celebration of Italy.

Simple Italian Lessons

Author : Antonio Marinoni
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Lettere inedite d illustri Italiani dei secoli XVIII e XIX al Nob G G con note Edited by A Tessier

Author : Giuseppe GRADENIGO (Secretary to the Councils of Venice.)
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Why Should I Learn to Speak Italian

Author : Dubbin Gerry
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Find out why you should learn the world's most beautiful language, and how you can achieve fluency more effectively. Gerry Dubbin is a native English-speaker who, after discovering the charms of Italy as a business traveller, set his mind and will to the goal of achieving fluency in Italian. Hoping to more fully enjoy the country, its culture, and the friendship and hospitality of its people, after numerous hours spent in language schools he hit a wall. Like so many language students, he found the kind of tuition available in his home country was not enough to help him develop crucial thinking and speaking skills. By thoroughly reviewing a wide range of alternative resources and techniques, he hit upon a simple but effective course of self-study that allowed him to finally become capable and confident in this enchanting language. Here, Gerry explodes myths around conventional language-learning schools and debunks the exaggerated claims of the many resources that promise instant conversational ability. Through the story of how he learned Italian, you will learn some common-sense "secrets," as well as specific resources that you can use to approach fluency, just as he did. Along the way you'll find out more about Italy and its way of life, history, and culture. You'll also discover Treviso - the charming city where Gerry immersed himself in the final stage of his self-tuition plan to implant spoken Italian firmly in his mind. In this book, you will experience the magic of the Italian language and discover how to not just speak it, but to think and feel it. Your journey to Italian fluency starts today

Il libro Fiesolano Leggenda del buon secolo della lingua edita per cura di G T Gargani

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Catalogue of the Fej rv ry Ivories

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A New History of Painting in Italy from the Second to the Sixteenth Century

Author : Joseph Archer Crowe
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Catalogue on the Very Extensive and Valuable Library of the Late Reverend Dr Wellesley

Author : Henry Wellesley
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Elementary Italian

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A History of Painting in Italy

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Hints for Happy Hours Or Amusement for All Ages

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The American Girls Book

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Putnam s Monthly

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Putnam s Magazine

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

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The Eclectic Magazine

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Graham s Illustrated Magazine

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Graham s Illustrated Magazine of Literature Romance Art and Fashion

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De Lingua Vasconum

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