Basic Italian for Dummies for iPhone holds few surprises as to its purpose. As the name would suggest, it provides a basic introduction to the Italian language and can be used in a variety of ways. If you are starting out learning Italian, the app is a helpful tool, but it can also be used in other ways.

If you are planning a trip abroad, the app provides a quick and easy way to brush up on your Italian, and as the app is available on your iPhone, you are able to take it with you as you travel. The app includes a dictionary, both English to Italian and Italian to English, as well as a glossary of common phrases.

The phrases section of the app is broken into categories so you can look up suitable phrases with ease, and audio samples are available to help with pronunciation. Flashcards are also includes to learn and practice your Italian.

The app also includes a basic introduction to Italian grammar, verbs, nouns and pronouns to help you get started in the language. The Parts of Tens section includes lists of frequently mis-used words, common mistakes and other handy lists.


A great introduction to Italian presented in a fun and accessible form.