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The result of thirty years’ experience and hard work, by two lifelong teachers, here is a unique guide written to help people who have a fairly good knowledge of Spanish but can’t seem to progress beyond their classroom skis.
No matter how much Spanish you study, it’s nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you’ve got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations.3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won’t Teach You in School
goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers.
This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including:
- Translation of common proverbs: like When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
- Slang: Like ¡Alivianate!— cheer up or get high
- Dual words: like integro and entero—with the same meaning.
- False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish
So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up 3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won’t Teach You in School
and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!