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Updated: Jul 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Italian Book Review

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People love to read, or at least some of them do. Reading regularly enriches your vocabulary and allows you to speak more eloquently. People would be able to understand you better. Books can be your best friends if you give them a chance. Some prefer to watch movies and films, which is also good for you.

But reading books allows you to open your mind to interpretation and imagination that you just can't do with movies. There are millions and millions of books in the world. Not only that, but there are various topics that they cover, from literature and grammar to surgery and biology. You just have to walk into a bookstore and start browsing to find what you're looking for.  

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Let's say that you want to learn a new language. Acquiring new languages is considered bliss. There are no adverse effects whatsoever of learning to speak a whole new language that is not as close to your mother tongue. The entire experience will only make you more intelligent and wise. Also, it opens the fields to new career choices. You can work as a translator where you can translate legal documents, or other books, or TV shows, or movies, etc. Also, people admire someone who knows how to speak several languages. 

Moreover, nowadays, people are more and more interested in learning Italian. It might not be the most spoken language in the world, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. As a matter of fact, it is considered as one of the most romantic languages in the world. Knowing how to speak it and understanding the language itself is a privilege that anyone should be lucky to have. If you're interested in learning the language, here are some of the materials that can help you get started: 

Italian Grammar book


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First and foremost, you need to know the linguistic rules of the target language. You can't expect to speak fluently if you don't know the basic structure of sentences, words, and phrases. An excellent first step is to purchase a grammar book that will show you all of those rules. You can either buy the book or download it online in a PDF form. It's up to you. 

But a more practical choice is to buy it and do some exercises in order to improve your knowledge of it. Keep practicing until you feel confident to speak or write. The book will surely have tons of exercises about tenses, idioms, vocabulary. It's good that you go through all of them to get the desired effect. 

Some people enjoy taking courses to learn new languages. You can do that as well. Enroll in a class for beginners and work with the guidance of a professional teacher. They would be able to explain anything that you find challenging to comprehend. Sooner or later you would be able to speak perfectly Italian and brag to your friends about it. Knowing a bunch of languages enables you to communicate with tons of people over the world. If your dream is to visit Italy, it won't hurt if you can understand all the locals there.  

Italian Literature

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Once you get the hang of the language, make sure to read additional Italian literature books. The teacher can recommend great literary works such as "Inferno" by Dante Alighieri or "El Principe" by Machiavelli. You can research copies online and find the most famous ones to start reading. Reading in the target language will only make you more knowledgeable of the Italian vocabulary. As well as you can get a glimpse of Italian history through their literature and their way of writing.

Italy is rich in literature. You would be able to encounter beautiful copies written by some of the most popular writers in the world. This way, alongside the grammar book, you would be invincible in the target language. The more you read, the faster you would be able to memorize different words and sentences.  Also, it's good to know that there are sites which give you reviews on the best books to learn Italian such as this one.

Italian Audiobooks

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Moreover, you can do a lot of speaking and listening exercises as well. And what better way to do that than to purchase audiobooks. By practicing continuously, your accent will be perfect or nearly perfect. Practice reading out loud, different sentences, phrases, and words. You need to acquire their pronunciation to keep moving forward.

The whole process takes time and patience, so don't discourage if you don't get it right from the start. You need to devote yourself to the experience in order to get something out of it in return. And that is the ability to speak, understand, and read a completely different language from yours.

Adults have more difficulty learning a new accent, but that doesn't mean that they won't learn it altogether. It just means that they need more time, unlike children and teenagers. Make sure that you're exposed to it as much as possible. Visit Italy if you have to. Stay there for a while. You would be surprised at how fast you can learn it by staying in the country of its native speakers. 

Italian Dictionaries

What better way to learn new words and sentences than to go through huge dictionaries? They are incredibly practical and not so expensive to buy either. Every new word that you don't understand from the books, you can look it up in the dictionary. In it, you can discover many words with their appropriate translation. Of course, this depends on which type of dictionary you choose to learn from.  

Before you go ahead and buy one, make sure to consult with your teacher about the right choice. After all, teachers are experienced professionals who know which books are suitable for adults or children. The same goes for dictionaries. Therefore if you want to know everything there is to know about the language, go ahead and buy all the necessary materials you need and learn it to perfection. 

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