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Breaking out of beginner's Spanish

Author: Joseph J Keenan
Publisher: Austin, Texas : University of Texas Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Twentieth Anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Many language books are boring - this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way - by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people - it offers English speakers who have a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph J. Keenan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conversation and phrase books
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Keenan
ISBN: 9780292761933 0292761937
OCLC Number: 899701788
Description: xviii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ten ways to avoid being taken for a gringo --
Minding your verbal manners --
Tricksters --
Our fellow human beings --
The secret life of verbs --
The twilight zone --
Sixty=four verbs, up close and personal --
Cranking up your Spanish --
Snappy answers --
Invective and obscenity --
Which is which? --
Say it right --
Spanish roots --
The big mix.
Responsibility: Joseph J. Keenan.

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Many language books are boring - this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way - by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people - it offers English speakers who have a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph J. Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, '"trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertant obscenities, and international swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme languages test - communicating fluently with native speakers. -- from back cover.

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