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

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Chapter 5
Person, Place, or Cosa : Nouns and Articles
In This Chapter
♦ Common greetings, salutations, and exclamations
♦ Determining gender
♦ Nouns
♦ Definite and indefinite articles
♦ Producing plurals
The only way to learn a foreign language is to fumble and mumble your way through it. This chapter offers you the greetings and exclamations you can begin to use immediately. You’ll learn how to address strangers and how to gab with your amici. I’ve also thrown in a few basic frasi related to communication that will help you begin speaking immediately.
 
You’ll also be introduced to nouns and noun markers, and I’ll explain the birds and bees of gender and show you how to make plurals.

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