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

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Chapter 3
Getting Your Bocca Around the ABCs and 123s
In This Chapter
♦ Italian pronunciation
♦ The Italian alfabeto
♦ To stress or not to stress
♦ Spell your nome in italiano
♦ Days of the week and months
I numeri (numbers)
Learning a new language is like having a box filled with puzzle pieces that haven’t been fit together. At first, it’s all just a jumble of sounds and letters and words, but soon your confusione is replaced with comprensione as a clear picture emerges. This chapter gives you the nuts and bolts of Italian, and is equivalent to what the average Italian four-year-old knows. (Don’t worry, you’ve got time.)

Italian Pronunciation

Initially, it seems as though anyone speaking Italian is singing. There is a continuità and fluidità ...

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