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Many language books are boring--this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way--by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people--it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious gringo errors.

Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, trickster words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang.

With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test-communicating fluently with native speakers.

Synopsis:

Many language books are boring x2014;this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way x2014;by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people x2014;it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious gringo errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, trickster words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test x2014;communicating fluently with native speakers.

Synopsis:

With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test-communicating fluently with native speakers.

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ISBN:
9780292743229
Author:
Keenan, Joseph J.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
English
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Spanish language
Subject:
Conversation and phrase books
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Spanish language -- Conversation and phrase books -- English.
Subject:
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
84
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
8.96x6.84x.59 in. .83 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Many language books are boring x2014;this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way x2014;by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people x2014;it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious gringo errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, trickster words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test x2014;communicating fluently with native speakers.
"Synopsis" by , With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test-communicating fluently with native speakers.
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