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Ever wanted to call someone a “big shot” or “hick” in Spanish, or wondered how to say “Let's pig out” or “Don't give me a hard time”? And what's going on if a Spaniard “hallucinates in color” (alucina en colores) or if a Mexican “throws an eye-taco” (echa un taco de ojo)? This book has all the answers and more, contained within 5,000 current idiomatic terms and slang expressions-all conveniently grouped in an A-Z thematic arrangement.
Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus is a uniquely user-friendly guide, designed for reference, for browsing, and as a learning tool.
- Thesaurus contains almost 150 general categories or themes
- Regional markers indicate countries or regions of use for every entry
- Numerous example sentences with their translations provide context
- Cartoons add a touch of humor
- Short articles highlight specific linguistic or cultural usages
- Self-test sections allow you to work on your active colloquial vocabulary
- Spanish-English dictionary cross-references all 5,000 terms and expressions included in the thesaurus.
Whether you're a student, teacher, businessperson, or tourist, you'll enjoy enriching your Spanish with the vibrant language usually understood by native speakers alone. But be warned-the Spanish language is one of the world's richest, and some expressions are particularly colorful!
People who are fed up (hasta la madre--"up to the mother") with classroom Spanish will enjoy this A-to-Z thematic arrangement of more than 5,000 colorful terms and slang expressions from across the Spanish-speaking world. "Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus" includes numerous examples, quizzes, humorous illustrations, cultural information, and help with usage. How good is that? (Que Padre!--"What a father").
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Table of Contents
Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus
arrival: showing up
Celebrations, PartiesandHaving Fun (Test)
complaints and crybabies
crime and punishment
food and drink
guys, girls, kids
lack of knowledge
lack of worry
likes and dislikes
mess, fuss, disorder
Sex, LoveandMarriage (Test)
tobacco and smoking
World of Work (Test)
5,000 colloquial terms and slang expressions