The Street-wise Spanish Survival Guide

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

Book - 2008
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From the Publisher: The guide that tells you what people really say-and don't say-in Spanish. If you were dropped into the middle of Managua, Mexico City, or Miami, would you know how to tell someone in Spanish not to "mess with" you (meterse con)? Or how to say that you are "too hung-over to work" (hacer San Lunes)? Would you know whom to bribe? 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 embarrassing mistakes in grammar, and a list of dreaded false cognates. Full of advice on pronunciation and tips on customs and manners, and keyed with time-saving symbols, this is the best guide available to understanding and appreciating Spanish as it is spoken in Latin America and the United States.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2008.
ISBN: 9781602392502
Characteristics: x, 486 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Díez de Urdanivia, Fernando

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