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Italian in 40 Minutes

Learn to speak Italian in minutes with Collins
By: Collins
Narrated by: Collins
Length: 39 mins
Categories: Languages, Italian
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This download provides the opportunity to hear and practise the language. The phrases are kept short and simple so that by listening two or three times, you can pick up the essentials of the Italian language.
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Great value for money.

A very good intro to Italian! Pleasing voices to listen to... I will buy more in the same series.

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  • Emily
  • 06-06-2007

Good recording

The audio itself is quite helpful for basic travel Italian. The pamphlet is absolutely worthless. It is just a table of contents and a list of other titles available from the publisher. I did find this to be a good starting point to learning Italian but I wish there was a transcript to follow along with.

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  • Natalie
  • 17-07-2017

Concise and simple

This was short and sweet and to the point and covered many of the phrases needed daily while traveling.

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  • Steph Davis
  • 19-05-2016

Useful and brief intro for travelers

I found this short program a well selected intro for travelers to Italy. I listen repeatedly. Obviously made for Brits. Who else would order lager and chips while in Italy? ;) Would be perfect if it included more about directions.

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  • Olga A.
  • 23-04-2015

Easy learning

It was better than I thought. If you listen to this a few times you will certainly pick up some words and sentences. I was quite surprised

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  • lol123
  • 04-07-2017

Italian made easy

Where does Italian in 40 Minutes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is one of the best audio books I have listened to so far, I have other language course audio books but I really felt that I could construct a sentence right after this one. I feel more confident now with my Italian.

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I got audible so that I could get language and lifestyle books. I have been very happy with my choice.

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  • jaisalmeera
  • 14-09-2016

A great intro to Italian

Very useful for learning the basics quickly but efficiently. This is a good pronunciation supplement to a phrasebook.

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  • Pauli
  • 25-01-2019

very good

It was interesting , enjoyed listening to it . could understand it very well.

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  • Dee
  • 12-11-2018

Great for listening to words spoken in Italian

Great for listening to words spoken in Italian to help with pronunction and sound. Recommended if you want to be able to communicate effectively whilst in vacation in Italy

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  • S. Phillips
  • 21-08-2018

Perfect for getting around

So many language lessons teach you too much detail. I was just looking to be able to go shopping, find my way around and understand a little more. This was the perfect fit. It gave us all more confidence including the children