!Mierda!: The Real Spanish You Were Never Taught in School

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Remember all those words and phrases your Spanish teacher would never translate for you? Remember how frustrating it was to thumb furiously through your Spanish/English dictionary and not be able to come up with even the mildest expletives? Well, if you're hitting the streets of L.A., Miami, or Mexico City, flying down to South America, sunning yourself in Puerto Rico, or taking in the museums of Spain, you won't be able to rely on your classroom Castilian. Finally, there is an uncensored language guide that puts...
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Overview

Remember all those words and phrases your Spanish teacher would never translate for you? Remember how frustrating it was to thumb furiously through your Spanish/English dictionary and not be able to come up with even the mildest expletives? Well, if you're hitting the streets of L.A., Miami, or Mexico City, flying down to South America, sunning yourself in Puerto Rico, or taking in the museums of Spain, you won't be able to rely on your classroom Castilian. Finally, there is an uncensored language guide that puts the fun back in learning and speaking a foreign language. Mierda goes beyond those prim and proper lesson plans to offer invaluable instruction on the real Spanish they never taught in school: from colorful colloquialisms to hard-core curses; the ever popular bodily functions; body parts; pithy epithets for every occasion; and more. Spanish vulgarismo is not just the dirty words though have no fear, you'll find them here; it is the key to understanding everyday Spanish as it is really spoken.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452264243
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1990
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 772,811
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Mierda Preface
Helpful Hints
I. The Basics
Both Proper and Profane
Likely Subjects to Be Roundly Cursed
Everyday Necessities
Super Snippets
Pronouncing, Pros and Cons

II. The Many Ways of Dirty Self-Expression
First, That Mierda Word
Other Vulgarisms

III. The Body
Functional and Graphic
More Politely...

IV. Sex, Everybody?
¡Cómo No!
From Carnal Knowledge to Mother Love

V. Filthy Flights of Fancy
Or, How to Get Even with Your Car, Spanish Style
How to Completely Fuck Up Your Pet

VI. No, I Am Not a Turista!
Or, Where the Holy Hell Am I?
From the Night Before to the Morning After

VII. The Graces
Or, How to Turn Good Clean Fun into Devilish Dirt
Just Hanging Out and Shooting the Mierda!

VIII. Sorry, It's Really Big Test Time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2005

    Fun in traffic

    I have to say that before this book the worst thing I could say in traffic to a spanish speaker was 'your mother is a green shoe!' Truly a fun book!

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