The Red Hot Book of Spanish Slang: 5,000 Expressions to Spice Up Your Spanish

The Red Hot Book of Spanish Slang: 5,000 Expressions to Spice Up Your Spanish

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by Mary McVey Gill, Brenda Wegmann
     
 

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Don't sound like una momia—add a little sizzle to your Spanish!

If someone called you tragaldabas would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted ¡Mota! in the street, would you expected to get a cab or get arrested? Thanks to The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms, you'll always know your tejemaneje (scheme)

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Don't sound like una momia—add a little sizzle to your Spanish!

If someone called you tragaldabas would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted ¡Mota! in the street, would you expected to get a cab or get arrested? Thanks to The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms, you'll always know your tejemaneje (scheme) from your merequetengue (mess) no matter where you find yourself in the Spanish-speaking world. Five thousand words and phrases—plus helpful hints as to what's cordial and what's vulgar—keep you in sync with Spanish slang.

Spanish to English

niños popis (upper-class kids) Spoiled brats

Contigo ni a China me voy. (I'm not even going to China with you) You're impossible

La cruda (rawness) Hangover

English to Spanish

Ugly as sin ser un espantapájaro (to be a scarecrow)

To be lucky tener leche (to have milk)

Why are you staring at me? ¿Tengo monos en la cara? (Do I have monkeys on my face?)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071433013
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/27/2006
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
238,988
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Mary McVey Gill and Brenda Wegmann are authors of many Spanish and ESL textbooks and self-study titles.

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