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ITALIAN Food Picture Dictionaries

They say the way into a man’s heart is through his stomach… but I think the stomach provides a useful way into learning a language as well…

Even before you could say your name in Italian, I’m sure you could recognize and use words like cappuccinospaghettilasagna and others.  How is this so? You saw the words used in context repeatedly, and when you ate them, they were delicious, causing you to want to order them again… in short, you had a good reason to learn and incorporate otherwise “foreign” words!

It has been shown that vocabulary is more easily assimilated when it is shown in context and when that context provokes an emotional response, so with that in mind… I created the ITALIAN: Food Picture Dictionary series!  It has food vocabulary and related expressions with images and examples as well as cultural tidbits and advice so you can put everything in context.  When possible, I tried to find humorous examples and expressions, as well as interesting photos that hopefully provoke a sense of nostalgia for Il bel paese (the beautiful country— Italy’s nickname)

Hopefully, they whet your appetite, and get you thinking about Italian food vocabulary (and related expressions) in your day to day life.

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ITALIAN: Food Picture Dictionaries Series
Vol. 01
Vol. 02
Vol. 03
Vol. 04

I’m going to add more volumes in this series (next up: Le ricette e la preparazione— Recipes & Preparation) but I wonder, besides food, is there another topic that you’re particularly interested in or working on that you’d like to see in a picture dictionary format? Let me know, and I’ll prioritize those topics in future digital magazines!
Avventatevi!
(Dig in!) 
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Featured testimonial:

Ciao, Alex! I am a Latin teacher who is teaching on section of conversational Italian - and I only have some experience with Italian myself! In my attempts to solidify my understanding of Italian, I have really enjoyed looking over your materials. They are so clear, concise and and easy to understand. Thank you!

Marie-Therese

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