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For questions asking about resources related to Italian language.

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Easy Italian literature

When I was learning French, I used my several months of knowledge to read L’Étranger by Albert Camus. What easy literature is there to read in Italian? Some examples in French are Le Petit Prince, Le ...
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Verbi irregolari coniugati [duplicate]

Buongiorno, I francesi hanno un libro che si chiama Le Bécherelle dove sono sinterizzati tutti i verbi irregolari francesi ed i suoi derivati. Quanti verbi irregolari esistono in italiano e dove ...
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What's the hardest thing in Italian: again, but data-based

This question asks "what's the hardest thing to learn in Italian for foreigners", but it is phrased as a request for opinions, and so it has (correctly, in my view) been closed. However, that ...
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Looking for an offline dictionary

I currently have a .txt file containing a list of approximately different 20,000 Italian words, likely including many conjugations of the same root, that I need to translate into English. Is there any ...
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Textbooks for CELI exams

Is there any good textbook for: grammar revision for the CELI exam (from level A1 to C2) writing part (for text writing) preparation with tips etc. (exams CELI 4 and CELI 5) general preparation (...
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Preserving Italian dialects

Is there a website or book that writes down Italian dialect words or phrases so they are not lost over time? My family speaks dialect and I would like to add their dialect to a website (if it exists) ...
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Multilingual dictionaries of mathematical terms

Having posted this question, I now wonder whether there are any dictionaries, online, good ones, which would provide multilingual translations of technical words used in mathematics, including English ...
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Movies to help to brush up on conversational Italian skills?

What are some good Italian language movies I could watch to help me brush up on my conversational Italian language skills? For example, ones that have scenes of checking in at a hotel, ordering food ...
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Cross-language equivalents of Italian proper names

I was wondering whether a wikipedia name exists listing all proper name correspondences between names in English and names in Italian. For example, John: Giovanni. It would even be good if there were ...
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Monolingual Italian learner's dictionaries with small defining vocabulary

Most modern English learner's dictionary use controlled defining vocabulary for defining lemmas. Which Italian learner's dictionaries incorporate controlled defining vocabulary?
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Recommendations for intermediate flashcard deck?

Can anyone recommend a flashcard deck to expand my vocabulary at the intermediate level? I use Anki for learning vocab in Japanese study, and I've looked for an intermediate Italian deck, but the ...
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Phonetic transcription dictionary

Where can I find an Italian phonetic transcription dictionary like CMUDict is for US English? CMUSphinx says that they have Italian pronunciation dictionary, but I cannot find it for download ...
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Is there an equivalent of “little Willie” poems in Italian? [closed]

Are there any extremely popular short funny verses, which had become "memes" long before this word was invented? Example (warning: black humour, possible triggers): Little Willie hung his sister She ...
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Movies and books in Italian

I'm learning Italian, and I am concerned that the best way to learn a language is to use it in real life. Unfortunately, there are no opportunities to communicate with native Italian speakers. So the ...
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Come insegnare italiano

Ciao a tutti, un'amica australiana mi ha chiesto di darle qualche lezione di italiano una volta alla settimana. Lei ha già seguito dei corsi di Italiano e penso sia di livello intermedio. Non ...
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“nocumentare” nella lingua italiana, nascita e morte

È leggendo Adam Smith, John Nash, il prezzo dell’anarchia e la decadenza della società moderna di Vittorio Bilò che (re)incontro con piacere la parola nocumento, parola già incontrata nelle opere ...
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Books on the evolution of Latin into Italian?

What are some seminal works—for those who know Classical, Ecclesiastical, or Vulgar Latin—that discuss the transformation of Latin into Italian? This answer mentions Migliorini's Storia della lingua ...
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History of Italian dialects?

I had an Italian professor in college who recommended me two books on the history of the development of Italy's dozens of dialects. I think they were written in the mid-20th century. Does anyone here ...
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Bibliografia sui dialetti dell'Italia meridionale

Da qualche tempo sto lavorando coi continua dialettali tedeschi e di recente ho deciso di estendere le mie ricerche glottologiche all'Italia, cominciando col mio dialetto (il dialetto reggiano, ...
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Bidirectional Italian-English dictionary with more than 400,000 translations

I am looking for a large Italian-English bidirectional dictionary. Currently, the Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary (third edition) with 450,000 translations is out of print, and the Collins Italian ...
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What are the most recognized Italian language certifications available for foreign language speakers?

I have a firm plan to attempt for official Italian language exams. After searching on the internet I have come across about a few of them like CELI, CLIS, and PLIDA. Can anyone suggest me which ones ...
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What is the Italian equivalent of The Chicago Manual of Style?

The Chicago Manual of Style is one of the oldest and most comprehensive English style guides. It's well-respected and widely used in the publishing industry, covering the areas of copy editing, ...
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Are there any thematic vocabulary resources with IPA notation?

I'm looking to extend my vocabulary with Anki, so I'm on the hunt for vocabulary lists. I'm looking for something that is: Thematically grouped (so context reduces ambiguity of meaning, e.g. tempo ...
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Italian magazine for teenage girls?

My daughter, aged 14, is learning Italian. I'm thinking about subscribing to some Italian magazine for teenage girls. Which one would you recommend?
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Where does one find pronunciation, spelling, and phonetic rules in English for Italian?

In English, a native speaker learns to spell based on the way words sound. Correspondingly, one learns to pronounce a word based on its spelling, using phonetics. This involves rules learned when ...
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What is the best way to start learning Italian language?

What is the best way to start learning Italian language? I googled up and ended on couple of free online resources that help you learn Italian or any other language. But all those exercises seems ...
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Is Duolingo's approach effective?

I'm already level 6 in Italian on Duolingo. I can speak some Italian. If I complete the lessons and internalize all of it, can I be sure that I would be understood in Italy? Will I not sound like a "...
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Letter writing: sample Italian formal letters

Does anybody know of some sample letters written in Italian? Any online source would be greatly appreciated. E.g. letters to estate agents/lawyers, etc. Thank you.
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Italian word lists [closed]

Does anyone know where I might be able to find a list of 5000-20000 common Italian words with translations ? I learn to read languages very efficiently by cramming vocabulary but I can't find such ...
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An Italian book suitable for a beginner

I have been learning Italian for several months now and I am looking for a book --- the genre is not important --- suitable for someone with a rather basic understanding of the language. It need not ...
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Any good resources on how to write better in Italian?

I was wondering if there is are any good (free) resources online for learning how to write or improving written Italian. Most resources that I have found relate to speaking the language. Moocs, books, ...
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Libri per imparare l'italiano

Sono uno studente di italiano e vorrei alcuni libri per migliorare il mio italiano, il mio livello è A1. Grazie!
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Essential list of the top-ten most representative Italian literary works ever

I would like to make an essential list of the top-ten most representative Italian literary works ever, something like a Canon of Italian Literature (or Italian books everyone should read at least once ...
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Where I can download a lot of novels/texts in Italian?

For a linguistic project I need a lot of text in Italian in TXT format (not PDF or anything else). Preferably novels, not technical or scientific. To avoid any copyright issues it would be better if ...
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Complete table of Italian irregular verbs

Is there a complete list of all Italian irregular verbs? I would appreciate it in particular to find a table that includes the various subregularities, too.