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

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Chapter 10
Godere di Buona Salute! Staying Healthy
In This Chapter
• At the dottore
• At the dentista
• At the farmacia
• At the la parrucchiera (hairdresser) or il barbiere
• At the ottico (optician)
 
Like a car’s engine, your body requires regular maintenance. This chapter gives you the language you’ll need to stay healthy and how to describe when you’re not feeling your regular self.

A Collection of Parts: Your Body

Can you see how the Italian word braccia (arm) is connected to the word braccialetto (bracelet)? And what about those “gams” as legs were once called in Spencer Tracey’s day, coming from the Italian word gambe? How many piedi (feet) are there in a centipede, anyway? Irregular plural forms are provided (in parentheses).

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