Street Spanish Slang Dictionary and Thesaurus (Fall River Press Edition Series)

Street Spanish Slang Dictionary and Thesaurus (Fall River Press Edition Series)

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by David Burke
     
 

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When giving you directions, if a native speaker of Spanish were to tell you not to "eat your coconut" (comerse el coco) just because some "large onion" (cebollon) told you that your destination was "in the fifth pine tree" (en el quinto pino), you may not know where to continue on your way or just give up and turn back -- that is, unless you've read David…  See more details below

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When giving you directions, if a native speaker of Spanish were to tell you not to "eat your coconut" (comerse el coco) just because some "large onion" (cebollon) told you that your destination was "in the fifth pine tree" (en el quinto pino), you may not know where to continue on your way or just give up and turn back -- that is, unless you've read David Burke's useful dictionary and thesaurus of colloquial Spanish.

The Street Spanish Slang Dictionary and Thesaurus offers English equivalents and usage tips for over one thousand Spanish terms, including slang words, idioms, proverbs, colloquialisms, and vulgarities. It also offers an extensive thesaurus of naughty Spanish slang synonyms for common English words and phrases -- all destined to make you feel like an insider in no time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760789926
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

David Burke is the author of Street Spanish 1: The Best of Spanish Slang, Street Spanish 2: The Best of Spanish Idioms, Street Spanish 3: The Best of Naughty Spanish, Street French 1: The Best of French Slang, Street French 2: The Best of French Idioms, Street French 3: The Best of Naughty French, and Street Speak: The Best of American Slang & Idioms.

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Street Spanish Slang Dictionary and Thesaurus 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Murrrmaiyd More than 1 year ago
I relatively recently met a guy from Puerto Rico, and before him had never really hung out with anyone who spoke Spanish more than English. Since meeting him I'm around a LOT of Spanish speaking people, and while I'm learning Spanish and can get the gist of most conversations now, they do, of course, use a lot of slang and don't want to tell me what it actually means...lol... I spotted this book and it has made a BIG difference. I would definately recommend it to anyone who wants to know the things regular language instruction doesn't teach you. :)
AlaskaMAC More than 1 year ago
The book was great, but only for those who grew up in a spanish speaking household or those who know the language well and have been around the spanish language to understand the everyday frustrations of life. I thought it was fun but not for professional use. More of a table conversation book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
El lenguaje de la calle de que pais,especificamente se refiere el autor?Tratar de reunir el lenguaje coloquial de tantos paises con expresiones diferentes es una absurda utopia. Las expresiones aprendidas solo pueden ser usadas en pequenos entornos, siendo sudamericana, y por lo tanto hispanoparlante, la mayoria de expresiones que utiliza no tienen absolutamente sentido para mi. Cuanto mas uno viaja, mas entiende que a nuestro hermoso espanol es imposible clasificarlo,demasiado rico para unas cuantas paginas.