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Spanish For Dummies (with CD)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

It help me pass my beginner class

I still carry it around with me, just for reference, but definitely a winner for begginers!

posted by Anonymous on October 4, 2002

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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I¿ve always wondered if the ¿for dummies¿ theme of this particular series of books has been bad for sales. If you¿re turned off by the idea of being told you¿re a dummy, don¿t let the tongue-in-cheek title fool you: Spanish for Dummies is a comprehensive teaching tool...
I¿ve always wondered if the ¿for dummies¿ theme of this particular series of books has been bad for sales. If you¿re turned off by the idea of being told you¿re a dummy, don¿t let the tongue-in-cheek title fool you: Spanish for Dummies is a comprehensive teaching tool for those interested in learning to speak Spanish. Covering vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar is next to impossible in just one book, so don¿t expect Spanish for Dummies to teach you to be fluent in Spanish ¿ it can¿t and won¿t. It¿s a great start, though, and fun to read. The dialogs are interesting and fun to follow, and the layout is pleasant and easy on the eyes. Honestly, though, if you¿ve read one ¿for dummies¿ book, you¿ve read them all. You either enjoy the style or you don¿t. I have to say that I¿m generally biased toward the series, so take that into account. If you¿re really going to drill down and master Spanish (or any language, for that matter), I have to recommend a good CD set for repetition and mastering pronunciation. Phonetic spellings from books just don¿t cut it when trying to master all the nuances of speaking a foreign language. The best tool I¿ve found for this is the Learning Spanish Like Crazy CDs. Everything from the structure to the lessons is excellent in this series. It¿s well worth the purchase.

posted by Anonymous on October 27, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2008

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    Very good book to learn spanish.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    simple

    it's easy to understand. anyone can learn how to speak apanish through this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

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    Pretty decent book!

    This is actually a very good book. I had taken three year semesters of Spanish in high school/college but I wanted to refresh and become more fluent in the language. This is a fun way to refresh your language skills, where it seems like the author is right there to support and encourage you as you progress. For individuals that know little Spanish, are just learning a new language, or want to brush up on the commonalities of the language (along with some good grammar lessons), this is a great book to start with. It's not for the already-fluent speakers looking for more in-depth analyses of grammatical function, but it's just a great little guide for brush-ups and improvements!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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