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Title:
Mastering Italian vocabulary : a thematic approach
Author:
Feinler-Torriani, Luciana.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Thematischer Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz Italienisch. English
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barrons, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
399 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780812091090
Format :
Book

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Central Library PC1689 .F4513 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Italian words and phrases are presented with their English translations according to themes reflecting experiences that we encounter in our everyday lives. This novel approach to words and their meanings allows both travelers and language students to find the related words that they need grouped together for fast and easy reference. Newly expanded, and categorized according to 24 themes, this bilingual phrasebook contains a total of more than 9,000 useful terms. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 5
Studying Strategiesp. 8
Guidelines for Italian Pronounciationp. 10
Abbreviationsp. 12
1 Personal Informationp. 13
1.1 Personal Datap. 14
1.2 Nationality, Language, Countryp. 15
2 The Human Bodyp. 20
2.1 Body Parts and Organsp. 21
2.2 Sexuality, Reproduction, Developmentp. 23
2.3 Senses and Sensory Perceptionsp. 25
2.4 Movements, Activitiesp. 27
2.5 Appearancep. 29
2.6 Cosmetics and Personal Groomingp. 31
3 Health and Medicinep. 34
3.1 Health, Disease, and Treatmentp. 35
3.2 Medical Carep. 41
3.3 Drugs, Alcohol, Tobaccop. 45
4 Feelings, Thoughts, Behaviorp. 47
4.1 Feelingsp. 48
4.2 Thinking, Imagining, Wantingp. 52
4.3 Character, Behaviorp. 55
4.4 Abilities, Activitiesp. 64
5 Food and Drink, Clothing, Shoppingp. 69
5.1 Eating and Drinkingp. 70
5.2 Cooking and Dishesp. 76
5.3 Eating Outp. 79
5.4 Articles of Clothingp. 84
5.5 Jewelry and Accessoriesp. 89
5.6 Shoppingp. 91
6 Living Arrangementsp. 95
6.1 Construction, Houses, Buildings, and Inhabitantsp. 96
6.2 Apartments, Furnishingsp. 102
6.3 Household and Houseworkp. 104
7 Private Life, Social Relationsp. 108
7.1 Persons, Familiesp. 109
7.2 Greetings, Farewells, Invitationsp. 112
7.3 Positive and Negative Social Behaviorp. 116
7.4 Possession and Belongingp. 121
8 Education, Learningp. 123
8.1 Educationp. 124
8.2 School, Classroom Instructionp. 126
8.3 Universityp. 131
9 Professional Life and the Working Worldp. 135
9.1 Tools and Skilled Tradesp. 136
9.2 Office, Office Itemsp. 138
9.3 Vocational and Professional Training, Occupationsp. 140
9.4 Work, Working Conditionsp. 147
10 Leisure Time, Recreation, Sports, and Gamesp. 152
10.1 Leisure Time, Hobbies, and Gamesp. 153
10.2 Sportsp. 158
10.3 Theater, Film, and Televisionp. 165
10.4 Celebrationsp. 168
11 Travel and Tourismp. 172
11.1 Travel Preparations, Tripsp. 173
11.2 Accommodationsp. 176
12 Visual Arts, Music, Literaturep. 179
12.1 Visual Artsp. 180
12.2 Musicp. 182
12.3 Literaturep. 184
13 History, Religion, Philosophyp. 188
13.1 Historyp. 189
13.2 Religionp. 191
13.3 Philosophyp. 196
14 Government, Society, Politicsp. 199
14.1 Domestic Political Orderp. 200
14.2 Public Administrationp. 203
14.3 Law, Justice System, Crimep. 205
14.4 International Relationsp. 211
14.5 Peace, War, the Militaryp. 213
15 Economics and Businessp. 217
15.1 Agriculture and Fishingp. 218
15.2 Industry and Commercep. 220
15.3 Money, Bankingp. 224
15.4 Insurancep. 228
16 Communications, the Mediap. 231
16.1 Telecommunicationsp. 232
16.2 Postal Servicep. 234
16.3 Radio, Television, and Sound Equipmentp. 237
16.4 Pressp. 240
16.5 Multimedia, Computersp. 243
17 Traffic, Means of Transportationp. 246
17.1 Individual Transportationp. 247
17.2 Public Transportation Systemp. 254
18 Nature, the Environment, Ecologyp. 259
18.1 Universe, Earthp. 260
18.2 Geographyp. 261
18.3 Climate, Weatherp. 265
18.4 Substances, Materialsp. 268
18.5 Vegetable Kingdomp. 272
18.6 Animals, Animal Husbandryp. 275
18.7 Ecology, Environmental Protection, and Catastrophesp. 281
18.8 Town, Country, Buildings, and Infrastructurep. 285
19 Time and Spacep. 290
19.1 Days of the Week and Datesp. 291
19.2 Time and Time of Dayp. 292
19.3 Months and Seasonsp. 294
19.4 Other Time Conceptsp. 296
19.5 Spatial Relationshipsp. 299
20 Colors and Shapesp. 303
20.1 Colorsp. 304
20.2 Shapesp. 305
21 Quantities, Measures, Numbersp. 307
21.1 Designations of Quantityp. 308
21.2 Numbers and Numeralsp. 311
21.3 Measures and Weightsp. 314
22 Linguistic Communicationp. 317
22.1 Speaking, Informing, Asking, and Answeringp. 318
22.2 Wishing and Consolingp. 322
22.3 Requesting, Ordering, Forbidding, and Allowingp. 323
22.4 Attacking, Apologizing, Thankingp. 326
22.5 Confirming, Qualifying, and Refusingp. 328
22.6 Commenting and Evaluatingp. 331
22.7 Interjectionsp. 338
22.8 Idiomatic Expressionsp. 339
23 Structural Wordsp. 344
23.1 Demonstrative and Relative Pronounsp. 345
23.2 Interrogative and Indefinite Pronounsp. 346
23.3 Conjunctionsp. 347
23.4 Negationsp. 349
23.5 Adverbsp. 350
23.6 Prepositionsp. 352
23.7 Conjunctive Pronounsp. 354
23.8 Linguistic Terminologyp. 356
24 Verbsp. 360
Grammar Sectionp. 369
Index of All Italian Entriesp. 389
Overview of the i-Boxesp. 429

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