Order zuppa di pesce at an Italian trattoria! Take a ride on il motorino! Say "Buon giorno" to your nuovo amico italiano! Learning italiano is fun--and far easier than you might think. Americans already know many Italian words, like soprano, al dente, and graffiti! With this guide you will make sense of this fascinating language in no time. This practical, hands-on libro comes with easy-to-understand lessons and useful exercises. Building on the Italian language's close relation to English, this all-new edition covers everything from basic introductions to verb conversions. You will learn to: Vorrei una bistecca--Order food with ease; Che ore sono?--Ask someone for the time; Ho amici buoni--Use adjectives to communicate more effectively; Si parlano italiano e francese in Svizzera--Know when to use passive voice. Whether you want to sample frutti di mare or converse with your grandparents in their native tongue, you'll soon discover just how easy it is to learn la bella lingua italiana. The e-book version of this title does not contain a CD.