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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian, 3rd Edition by Gabrielle Euvino

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Chapter 1
Why You Should Study la Bella Lingua
In This Chapter
♦ The many virtues of the Italian language
♦ Where you can use Italian
♦ Developing a learning strategy
♦ There’s no reason to be afraid!
It’s recognizable immediately: the gentle cadence of words as melodic as musica, the sexy rolling of R’s, the soothing, sensual lilt of voices that move you as does an opera, una poesia, or a beautiful work of arte. It’s la bella lingua of Italian, and there’s nothing quite like it.
 
You’ve picked up this book because you want to learn Italian. Lucky for you, there are now many resources available to the student in libraries, bookstores, and on the Internet, not to mention classes, study groups, pen-pal exchanges, and chat rooms.

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