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

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Chapter 20
There’s No Place Like Casa to Learn the Condizionale
In This Chapter
♦ Apartments and houses
♦ Rooms, furnishings, and amenities
♦ The conditional tense
We all share a basic need for a safe haven. This chapter gives you the language to discuss the place you call casa. Interestingly, there is no Italian equivalent to the English word home; casa works for both house and home.
 
In addition, we’ll be looking at the conditional, a verb form that allows you to express things as you would like them to be. If you’re a dreamer, or simply deluded (like me), the conditional could be your tense.

Your Home Away from Home

Pick up a local paper and comb through the real estate section to search for your perfect home. How many bedrooms does it have? ...

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