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

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Chapter 14
Buon Appetito: Dining Out
In This Chapter
♦ First things first: ordinal numbers
♦ Ordering in a restaurant
♦ Eating out and special diets
♦ Infinitive verbs and prepositions
♦ Making comparisons
♦ The present progressive tense
You’re on vacation and don’t want to do dishes. Why not take a break? Sit back, relax, and let someone else do the running around for a change. If you want to understand the menu, or if you have special needs, this chapter will help you ask for what you want.

Who’s on First?

When you ordini your dinner in a ristorante, you start with your primo piatto (first course). Maybe you order pasta primavera (which means springtime and translates literally as first green). You move along to your secondo piatto (second course), ...

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