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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Learning Spanish On Your Own

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These back-to-basics guides are much more than phrase books -- they offer a quick and effective method for learning grammar and pronunciation that gets results fast. Gone are the days of rote memorization and endless drills! The exercises in these guides are designed to be both practical and fun. Also included are delightful cultural tidbits and annotated tickets and busin ...more
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Published September 1st 1996 by Alpha Books
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Brick ONeil
Jan 20, 2015 Brick ONeil rated it did not like it
Having only the verve to get through the first few chapters, the book feels so scattershot as to want to completely give up learning a new language.

Words, grammar, structure is thrown at you at such a rapid pace as to be unlearnable. At times, I feel like i'm being talked down to and other times it feels like i'm being taught at from such a lofty place, that I could never hope to learn Spanish. I bought this on clearance for a dollar when the competing brick and mortar bookstore was going out of
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Kim
Aug 21, 2010 Kim is currently reading it
Between this book and my intensive audio Spanish cds I've been listening to while commuting to work every day, I've immersed myself in trying to learn Spanish the past couple months. So far, I still freeze when I try to actually speak Spanish to people I come across at work but I'm actually beginning to understand a little (very little) of what I hear and some of what I read.
Jeanette Cupcake
Oct 24, 2008 Jeanette Cupcake rated it liked it
i got this at the overstock bookstore and it was pretty good. i wouldnt use it as a beginner- its great though if youre looking for a refresher course. really easy to get through and a lot of stuff for travelling. explains the verbs and their tenses really well.
Tiji
Aug 31, 2013 Tiji rated it liked it
Good for a quick review, but there are some mistakes in this book that could cause problems for someone starting to learn the language. Watch for errors in conjugations.
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