From the time you step off the plane, hop in a cab and order your first "cerveza," you'll want the local language in your back pocket and "SPANISH a language map" is just the ticket! This clever guide gives you exactly what you'll need at a glance with the most essential words at your fingertips. You'll have more fun asking for directions (¿Dónde está el hotel?), shopping for souvenirs (¿Cuánto cuesto?), or greeting the locals (¡Buenos días!) because you can do it in Spanish! A traveler's dream come true, this "Language Map" is perfect for your holiday on the beaches of Costa Rica or that long-awaited trip to Spain.
Now with a new section, “Phone, Mail & Internet,” you’ll have the words for laptop, tablet, SIM card and more. You won't miss a beat sharing your stories online with friends and family. Finding an internet café, free wifi, or an adapter for your mobile devices is so much easier. Make “SPANISH a language map” your travel companiontake it everywhere you go and all your language needs are covered!
**Hundreds of words and phrases you’ll need most.
**Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Dining Out, Meeting People, Shopping, Sightseeing, Transportation and much more.
**Unique snap-open and fold design.
**Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics.
**Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces).
**Laminated for durability.
**Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag.
**Full color, original artwork.
About the Author
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German, she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next Namibia, Laos or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.
Table of Contents
**Mail / Post Office
**Life's Little Emergencies
**Hotels and Room Service