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The official language of Italy is Standard Italian, which is based on the Tuscan dialect of the language. Standard Italian was adopted as the official language following the unification of the country in 1861, as prior to that time a variety of mutually intelligible but distinct regional dialects (many of which are still spoken today in many parts of the country) had developed.

As well as Italian dialects, there are also a variety of other languages spoken in various parts of the country including Venetian, Neapolitan, Sicilian and Sardinian. There are also communities that speak German, Franco-Provençal, Slovene, Ladin, Friulian, Catalan, Albanian, and dialects of Greek and Croat.

Learning to speak Italian is a very useful skill if you plan to visit Italy, whether for business or pleasure. Being able to speak to people in their own tongue will certainly add to the experience, and of course, if you're doing business with Italians, speaking to them in their own language, is sure to be a big advantage.

The good news is that learning Italian need not be impossibly difficult. Today there are a variety of resources that can help you quickly learn the basics, and then gradually move towards becoming fluent. As well as books and audio courses, there are many useful web sites which teach the Italian language, and of course software programs for your computer. With the help of these aids, you might be surprised at quickly you can be speaking like a native!

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Learn Italian Web Sites

Here are some web sites to help you learn Italian:

Software for Learning Italian

If you want to learn Italian, here is some software that may help:

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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1

By Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone
Released: September 14th, 2010
Yellow CD-ROM

Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1
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  • Manufacturer: Rosetta Stone
  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 27823
  • ISBN: 1617160377
  • UPC: 794678316012
  • EANs: 0794678316012, 9781617160370
  • PartNumber: 27823
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  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Edition: Italian
  • AudienceRating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Author: Rosetta Stone
  • Publication Date: September 14th, 2010
  • Release Date: September 14th, 2010
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  • Size: 7.5 Inches by 6.5 Inches by 3.0 Inches
  • Weight: 0.89948602896 Pounds
  • Color: Yellow
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  • Access for up to 5 family members
  • Download activation key included
  • Learn at your own pace with our course that never expires
  • Proprietary speech-recognition technology compares your voice to a native speaker 100 times per second
  • Access to award winning mobile app for 3-months - available on Kindle Fire HD, iOS, and Android
  • Live online tutoring sessions with a Native Speaker - 3-month trial included
  • Earbuds with microphone included in box
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Rosetta Stone V3: Italian, Level 1

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  • UPC: 794678206474
  • EAN: 0794678206474
  • PartNumber: 1580228437
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  • Format: CD-ROM
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  • Size: 2.9 Inches by 6.3 Inches by 7.6 Inches
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  • Rosetta Stone helps you understand everyday language through our proficiency-based listening and reading activities
  • You will pronounce words correctly after practicing with our proprietary speech recognition and analysis tools
  • In no time you will speak without a script, Rosetta Stone's Contextual Formation™ makes sure you have the confidence and the cues you need to get the words out on the spot
  • With Rosetta Stone Milestone activities you quickly gain confidence to engage in real-life conversations
  • Track your progress to reinforce your strengths and revisit needs with our Adaptive Recall™ Language feature
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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1-2 Set

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM

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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1-2 Set
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  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 27828
  • ISBN: 1617160385
  • UPC: 794678316029
  • EANs: 9781617160387, 0794678316029
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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2

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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2
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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2
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  • ISBN: 1603915923
  • EAN: 9781603915922
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[OLD ASIN] Rosetta Stone: Learn Italian for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Mail]

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM

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  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 91182ITA
  • UPC: 191091654439
  • EAN: 0191091654439
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  • Format: Software Key Card
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Rosetta Stone Homeschool Italian Level 1 including Audio Companion

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Rosetta Stone Homeschool Italian Level 1 including Audio Companion
  • Manufacturer: Rosetta Stone
  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 61616
  • ISBN: 1607179504
  • UPC: 794678616167
  • EANs: 0794678616167, 9781607179504
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  • Format: CD-ROM
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Rosetta Stone: Italian Explorer

Fairfield Language Technologies
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Rosetta Stone: Italian Explorer
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Rosetta Stone: Italian Explorer
  • Manufacturer: Fairfield Language Technologies
  • Brand: Fairfield Language Technologies
  • Model: 030-22
  • UPC: 794678000539
  • EAN: 0794678000539
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Books for Learning Italian

Here are some books about learning to speak Italian:

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Complete Italian Step-by-Step

By Paola Nanni-Tate

McGraw-Hill Education
Released: July 13th, 2020
Paperback (624 pages)

Complete Italian Step-by-Step
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Complete Italian Step-by-Step
  • Manufacturer: McGraw Hill
  • Brand: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 1260463230
  • EAN: 9781260463231
  • PartNumber: 38416309
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 624
  • Author: Paola Nanni-Tate
  • Publication Date: July 13th, 2020
  • Release Date: July 13th, 2020
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 7.3 Inches by 1.0 Inches
  • Weight: 2.33028610934 pounds
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Pimsleur Italian Basic Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)

By Pimsleur

Pimsleur
Released: September 6th, 2005
Audio CD (5 pages)

Pimsleur Italian Basic Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)
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Pimsleur Italian Basic Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)
  • Manufacturer: Pimsleur
  • Brand: Pimsleur
  • ISBN: 0743550684
  • EAN: 9780743550680
  • PartNumber: 9780743550680
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  • Product Category: Audio CD
  • Formats: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
  • Edition: 2nd Edition, Revised, 10 Lessons
  • Number of Pages: 5
  • Author: Pimsleur
  • Publication Date: September 6th, 2005
  • Release Date: September 6th, 2005
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  • Size: 6.5 Inches by 8.5 Inches by 2.1 Inches
  • Weight: 0.68563763482 pounds
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Learn Italian For Adult Beginners: 3 Books in 1: Speak Italian In 30 Days!

By Explore ToWin

Independently published
Released: November 25th, 2022
Paperback (450 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798365471146
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 450
  • Author: Explore ToWin
  • Publication Date: November 25th, 2022
  • Release Date: November 25th, 2022
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  • Size: 11.0 Inches by 8.5 Inches by 1.02 Inches
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Learn Italian with Short Stories: Interlinear Italian to English (Learn Italian with Interlinear Stories for Beginners and Advanced Readers)

By Kees Van den End

Bermuda Word
Released: February 6th, 2017
Paperback (145 pages)

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Learn Italian with Short Stories: Interlinear Italian to English (Learn Italian with Interlinear Stories for Beginners and Advanced Readers)
  • Manufacturer: Bermuda Word
  • Brand: Bermuda Word
  • ISBN: 1987949870
  • EAN: 9781987949872
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 145
  • Authors: Kees Van den End, Emilio De Marchi
  • Publication Date: February 6th, 2017
  • Release Date: February 6th, 2017
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.37 Inches
  • Weight: 0.49 pounds
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2000 Most Common Italian Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Italian Vocabulary with 2000 Italian Phrases (Italian Language Lessons)

By Lingo Mastery

Independently Published
Released: January 17th, 2019
Paperback (264 pages)

2000 Most Common Italian Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Italian Vocabulary with 2000 Italian Phrases (Italian Language Lessons)
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2000 Most Common Italian Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Italian Vocabulary with 2000 Italian Phrases (Italian Language Lessons)
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  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1794297553
  • EAN: 9781794297555
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Author: Lingo Mastery
  • Publication Date: January 17th, 2019
  • Release Date: January 17th, 2019
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.66 Inches
  • Weight: 0.87 pounds
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Italian: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners Who Want to Learn the Italian Language, Including Italian Grammar, Italian Short Stories, and Over 1000 Italian Phrases

By Daily Language Learning

Kindle Edition (418 pages)

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  • Format: Kindle eBook
  • Number of Pages: 418
  • Author: Daily Language Learning
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Learn Italian For Kids: 115 Captivating Stories To Get Your Children Speaking Italian Effortlessly Implementing Vocabulary, and Perfecting Your ... | Age 4-10 (Learn Italian with Giorgio Mills)

By Giorgio Mills

Independently published
Released: February 5th, 2021
Paperback (138 pages)

Learn Italian For Kids: 115 Captivating Stories To Get Your Children Speaking Italian Effortlessly Implementing Vocabulary, and Perfecting Your ... | Age 4-10 (Learn Italian with Giorgio Mills)
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798705204366
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  • Number of Pages: 138
  • Author: Giorgio Mills
  • Publication Date: February 5th, 2021
  • Release Date: February 5th, 2021
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  • Weight: 0.4299014109 Pounds
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