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The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide: A Dictionary of Over 3,000 Slang Expressions, Proverbs, Idioms, and Other Tricky English and Spanish Words and Phrases Translated and Explained

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If you were dropped into the middle of Managua, Mexico City, or Miami, would you know how to speak not only the language, but also the lingo? In The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide, the reader who is already familiar with Spanish will discover the banter and metaphor (both polite and rude) that enrich the spoken language as it is really used, hints on avoiding embarrass ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Skyhorse Publishing
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Sophie
There's so much good information here... and yet, the presentation sucked. My big problem with this book is the way it was divided up by grammatical category (nouns, verbs, expressions, etc.) and alphabetically instead of thematically. Who cares if desa comes after chusma in the alphabet? I'd rather see all the words that mean dohicky in one place. Also, the inclusion of some sections at the end, like nationalities and names for people from Mexican states, and the construction vocabulary (huh??) ...more
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Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Top of my wishlist! A great book on common sayings and what they mean! Of course, it still all sounds like French in my head!
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