• Italian Short Stories for Beginners

  • Learn Italian in a Fast and Funny Way with 6 Captivating Short Stories
  • By: Manfredo Mazzanti
  • Narrated by: Manuel Degortes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins

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Publisher's Summary

If you have ever wanted to better your grammar and vocabulary in Italian, then this is the book for you.

By going through six Italian stories revolving around common, everyday activities, you will expand your vocabulary with words you will use often, along with learning more in-depth grammar by familiarizing yourself with these stories.

Each story tackles a fairly mundane task - grocery shopping or visiting a dog park for example - and in using these settings, this book will allow you the opportunity to hear these words in action, thus making it easier for you to incorporate the new words into not only your vocabulary but seamlessly into the conversation.

If you have ever wanted a simple way to expand your Italian knowledge, these short stories will allow you to do that at your own speed. Each story is roughly 2,500 words, short enough to listen to a few times before checking your work against the English translations at the end of each chapter.

How you work through this book, how long you spend on each chapter, and when you choose to listen to the English translations, ultimately, is entirely up to your preference. Everyone learns differently, and whichever way best benefits, you are always the one to go with, though this book does offer helpful hints for where to start.

Things you will learn in this book:

  • How to decipher unknown words in a sentence by using context clues (words that you do know the meanings of)
  • How to use the English translations as a helpful tool and not a crutch that you rely on explicitly to help you translate the German/French/Spanish/Italian stories.
  • Vocabulary relating to common events such as:
    • Trips to the mall
    • Going grocery shopping
    • Getting one’s hair done
    • Preparing and heading to work
    • Going to a dog park
    • Attending a dinner party
  • How to use this book to best aid you in your vocabulary and grammar knowledge gains

Even if you are a beginner in the Italian language, these simple stories can work for you. There are not many difficult words that cannot be figured out with context clues, and if you find yourself struggling, you can always skip to the end of the chapter for the English translation to assist you.

As with everything new that one learns, practice makes perfect. You must be ready to put in the work it takes to make the most of this book and most of your time spent studying from this book.

If the things mentioned here interest you or you feel that it could be beneficial for you, then do not keep waiting. The sooner you jump in, the sooner you will see results.

©2020 Manfredo Mazzanti (P)2020 Manfredo Mazzanti

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-22

Needed a PDF with italian/English

Narrative good but instruction say to read English to check translation this is more suited for writen book not audio

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  • 03-02-20

Best Tune!!

I thought this was an excellent book if you have a beginner’s level understanding of Italian (maybe the equivalent of a semester or less of study). I really liked having the vocabulary defined as I was listening the short stories.