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Wicked Spanish

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
From the sneakily successful travel series with over 1 million copies in print, Wicked Spanish (over 250,000 copies in print) is the devilishly funny pocket-sized guide to language and culture in the land of manana.

From managing epic taxi rides (The Old Man and the Chevy) to Perfecting the Haggle to Tipping the Police, Wicked Spanish anticipates and prepares norteamerican...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 4th 1991 by Workman Publishing Company
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Florence Ditlow
Travel is an unnatural experience, especially if there's a language barrier adding weight to your baggage. This book is ideal for those who need a refresher course or a laugh to release you from undecipherable menus, haggling for souvenirs, the agony of your misplaced bag. Multipurpose phrases are here for you in a passport sized guide which includes an introduction to the true GOD of lost luggage.
Years ago, I successfully used Wicked French to navigate Paris although I knew only a dozen French...more
James Swenson
This is kind of a fun book, as long as you don't try to use the phrases in any way. One can learn, for example, the following semiconversation:

Good day, sir. What is that?

I can see it is meat.

But what species?

I can't find that in my dictionary.

Give me one anyway.

No lettuce, for God's sake!

Can't you see I'm a gringo?
Jul 06, 2007 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: greatreads
Amusing, but made me more worried about traveling to Mexico for the first time! ;-)
I don't know how useful it is, but it is amusing.
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