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Spanish For Dummies (with CD)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Very good book to learn spanish.

posted by Anonymous on July 7, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Useful and Entertaining

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 October 4, 2002

    It help me pass my beginner class

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

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

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    Great book, really really helped me!

    I had to start Spanish 1 in high school 2 years ago and my friend had given me this book for my birthday as a joke. Before I started Spanish class, I started to use this book. It really helped me and maybe even gave me an advantage over the other students. I did all the exercises at the end of the chapters. I completed 2 years of Spanish in HS and am now going onto being a Spanish major in college. I would really recommend this book for anyone looking to learn to speak Spanish, although it will not make you fluent. That can take years. Also, not really satisfied with the Spanish-English dictionary. Overall, great book

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    Comprehensive & well-written

    Personally, contrary to what the other reader has written, i find this book comprehensive and well-written. I agree that the 'dictionary' at the back is short, but who doesnt know that any person learning a new language should get a proper and at least a few-hundred-page dictionary?? This is one book which helped me through my Spanish. Interesting and funny.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Lola

    Hola quien eres

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Me!!!!!!!

    Me learnin portuguese italian german french spanish and emarican

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Como te llamo

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Does the audio work

    It says it comes with audio does that work?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    HOLA

    Hola. Como estas? Me llamo Maria. Yo hablo usted ingles?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Ahola read

    Me illamo alaina but my spanish name is cristina i am muy bein if you sneeze say sauld it means bless u adiose

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Hola

    hola chicos soy Tori lo que pasa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Kay ro everyone

    Bien!!!!! Me llamo es Kay. Vivo en ohio. Donde vives?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Who wanna chat

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    I allways want to leran spanish

    I allways wanted to leran spanish but they cost too much on the nook now that theres free samples i can leran spani

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    Posted July 31, 2013

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    Posted March 24, 2009

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