Me no speak italiano
January 11, 2011 9:56 AM   Subscribe

What are the best Italian reference resources to have on hand?

I'm going to be working on a big collaborative project this semester, and my supervisors have warned me that I'm going to have to deal with some material in Italian, which I've never studied (they know this). I have studied French and Latin and a little bit of Spanish, so I'm expecting to be okay with basic grammar and to recognize some words. Aside from a good dictionary, are there any classic grammar books I should make sure to own or helpful websites I should make sure to bookmark to help me muddle through? I've seen this question, but I'm less interested in embarking on a textbook-style course and more interested in having decent resources to consult as I need them.
posted by oinopaponton to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I use this website a lot for single word translations. Easy to use, and seems really current.
posted by aquanaut at 11:47 AM on January 11, 2011

An Italophile friend of mine says italki might suit your purpose.
posted by Dragonness at 1:14 PM on January 11, 2011

I live and work in Italy (and in Italian) and find this site indispensible. Excellent range of examples with each transslation to help with the context. Includes antonyms.
posted by aqsakal at 12:36 AM on January 12, 2011

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