We are delighted you have decided to buy the Collins Gem Italian Dictionary and hope you will enjoy and benefit from using it at school, at home, on holiday or at work.
This introduction gives you a few tips on how to get the most out of your dictionary -- not simply from its comprehensive wordlist but also from the information provided in each entry. This will help you to read and understand modern Italian, as well as communicate and express yourself in the language.
The Collins Gem Italian Dictionary begins by listing the abbreviations used in the text and illustrating the sounds shown by the phonetic symbols. You will find Italian verb tables and English irregular verbs at the back, followed by a final section on numbers and time expressions. (Continues...)