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This way you will find out how much you already know about Italian, just because you know English. Find out first how much you already know about Italian from English -- but may not be aware of yet.
This Easiest Italian will effortlessly give you a giant head start that will make Italian classes much easier for you.
Are you aware that you already know many Italian words? In fact, you may not realize that you've been reading and speaking some Italian for years. In English many obviously Italian words and expressions are in common use. Also, Italian and English have thousands of other shared words which, in their written form at least, are strikingly similar or even identical.
Thousands of words in English and Italian look alike. Many are identical in both languages. Some have only minor changes in spelling, and are easy to recognize. In many cases, the only difference is the pronunciation.