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NEL LABIRINTO DEI VERBI   -  A series of reference books designed to explore all aspects of Italian verbs: conjugation, pronunciation, usage, etc.. An original and effective approach to the world of Italian verbs.

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 : Volume 1 - La ricerca dell'infinito 


An alphabetical list to identify the infinitives of over 11,000 Italian poetic, archaic, and irregular forms (including homographs and homophones). Designed for students at all levels, it includes comparative tables of standard endings and poetic variants, as well as the indication of word stress and closed or open pronunciation of vowels. Introduction, tables and instructions are in English. SECOND EDITION. Adopted by the prestigious Merola program of the San Francisco Opera Center. See a sample page

Indispensable for readers of classic literature, poetry and opera libretti! 

Level: beginners to advanced - Price: $ 7.95                         





A series of workbooks aimed at reinforcing the student's knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Each volume consists of exercises focusing on those aspects of the Italian language most difficult to master for English speaking students of Italian.



   -  Exercises developed for students proficient in the Italian language who wish to reinforce their knowledge of idioms and colloquial expressions as well as to learn new meanings of common words. In general, exercises are based on pairs of verbs which students often confuse when confronted with the selection of the correct lexical item. Answers to the exercises are provided at the end of each volume.

Volume 1   book 

Contents: Alzare/aumentare; alzare/sollevare; avere/dovere; avere/essere; avere/tenere; bisogna/bisogno; bisognare/dovere; cercare/provare; dire/parlare; dire/ raccontare; essere/stare; guardare/vedere; guastare/sprecare; imparare/insegnare; perdere; prestarsi/farsi prestare; salvare/risparmiare; smettere/fermare; sollevare/levare; spargere/stendere; spremere/stringere; succedere/avere successo; suonare/giocare/recitare; usare/abituare; vedere/osservare; andare a /stare per; andare/doversi; andare/venire; avanzare/mancare; lasciare/partire; lasciare/permettere; lasciare/rimanere; mancare/restare; mancare; partire/uscire; prendere/fare; perdere/portare; sapere/capire; sapere/conoscere; sapere/potere; funzionare/lavorare; sbagliare/fallire.


Level - Advanced $3.95



Volume 2   so2 

Contents: tempo/volta; quanto tempo; ora/tempo/volta; espressioni di tempo; tempo/ora; seguente/prossimo; presto/pronto; quindi/quando; poi/in poi; dopo/dietro; durante/mentre; mai/ormai; prima/davanti; giorno/giornata; niente/nessuno; non; no/non; meglio/migliore; proprio; bene/buono; male/cattivo; vicino/verso; mezzo/medio; paio/coppia; come/quanto; che/ciò che; ciò/cioè; come/da; che/di; il più/per lo più; più/di più; invece di/tranne; anche/inoltre; circa/verso; dunque/così; finché/affinché; senza che/senza di; perché/purché; dunque/perché; per/attraverso; sebbene/siccome.

Level: advanced   -  Price: $ 3.95                          



A series of exercise books to help students to increase their vocabulary.

Volume 1  fontana al pantheon 

Contents: The exercises in this volume focus on suffixes and word roots of Latin and Greek origin. Students learn to identify groups of words sharing one common element which conveys an important part of the meaning. Answers and a list of suffixes used are also provided. See a sample page.

Level: advanced  Price: $ 3.95                            


A series of readings in Italian, recorded by native Italian speakers. This series aims at improving listening comprehension and introducing specific vocabulary to students of all levels. The written text includes a glossary, exercises, and answer key. 



Cartina d'ItaliaL'italiano e i dialetti    Subject: History of Italian Language (Development of the national language, dialects and regional variations).  Contents: La lingua nazionale. I dialetti. Le minoranze etnico-linguistiche. Origine delle lingue neolatine. Nascita dei volgari. Evoluzione dei volgari italiani. Il volgare scritto. Affermazione del volgare fiorentino. L'italiano lingua d'elezione. Sviluppo dell'italiano letterario. Contrapposizione fra italiano e dialetti. Glossary. Exercises.

50 minute audio  -  Level: advanced  Price: $3.95 

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