Gabrielle Euvino: What They Didn’t Teach You in Italian Class

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WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN ITALIAN CLASS

 

Gabrielle Euvino has a lively conversation with Big Blend Radio about Italy, etymology and her latest book, “What They Didn’t Teach You in Italian Class: Slang Phrases for the Café, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More,published by Ulysses Press.

 

We all know languages can be tricky, and what you learn in school isn’t always what you actually need when you’re traveling. Packed with slang words, phrases and expressions not found in any textbook, this fun-to-read handbook teaches the casual, everyday language heard in the cafes, bars and streets of Italy. No one actually speaks the formal Italian taught in school, which makes this book a must have for anyone looking to chat with the locals without sounding like a robot. Published as an attractive, small trim hardcover, this handy phrasebook makes the perfect gift for travelers and students who want to fill the gap between the Italian they are learning in class and what is really spoken in Italy.

Sipping espresso at a sidewalk café…
Toasting a pint of birra in the piazza…
Cheering for Azzurri at lo Stadio Olimpico…

Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Italy’s everyday language.
• What’s up? Che c’è?
• I’m so plastered. Sono demolito/a.
• Do you wanna cuddle? Vuoi coccolarci?
• Nice body! Che corpo!
• I’m friggin’ starving. Ho una fame da morti.
• Hey ref, you’re a moron! Arbitro cretino!

Gabrielle Euvino an adjunct professor of Italian and cross-cultural communications, a professional translator and interpreter, and author of several books on learning Italian, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Italian.

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Gabrielle Euvino an adjunct professor of Italian and cross-cultural communications, a professional translator and interpreter, and author of several books on learning Italian, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian.

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