Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish
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Description: Many language books are boringthis one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard wayby trying to talk to Spanish-speaking peopleit offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker' conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner' Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test-communicating fluently with native speakers.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1994
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Foreword and Forewarning|
|Ten Ways to Avoid Being Taken for a Gringo|
|Minding Your Verbal Manners|
|Our Fellow Human Beings|
|The Secret Life of Verbs|
|The Twilight Zone|
|Sixty-four Verbs, Up Close and Personal|
|Cranking Up Your Spanish|
|Invective and Obscenity|
|Which Is Which?|
|Say It Right|