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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Italian Phrases, 2nd Edition by Gabrielle Euvino

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Chapter 2
Things Every Bambino Knows
In This Chapter
• Simple phrases
• Days and months
• Weather and climate
• Colors
• Numbers
• Telling time
• Who, what, where, when, and other question words
 
By now you know that pronouncing Italian is a piece of torta (cake—see how it relates to the word tortellini?). It’s time to learn the basics, what every bambino knows, and what you should, too. These are easy things to remember, so you’ll build up your communication confidence while developing your vocabolario.
Remember your objectives. Personally, I break it down to one thing: communicating your needs. (Bambini tend to do so very successfully, or we wouldn’t still be here, no?)

Mind Your Manners

Every well-mannered bambino learns these helpful expressions ...

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