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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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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 October 18, 2001

    Don't be a dummy, do not buy this book

    I bought this book to help with my beginning Spanish class, because it was the only one I saw with a CD. It was a terrible disappointment. Very few of the basic words I looked up are in the 'mini-dictionary' which only spans a few pages. Keep looking --

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    not enough spanish for dummies

    not what I was expecting.thought it would contain english/spanish dictionary.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Okk

    It okay confusing though

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