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¡Dichos! : the wit and whimsy of Spanish sayings

Author: Joseph J Keenan
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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One of the most challenging--and entertaining--aspects of learning another language is the idiom. Those quirky phrases, steeped in metaphor and colorful cultural references, enliven conversation and make your cross-cultural communication familiar, fun, and meaningful. ¡Dichos! (Sayings) brings us a vibrant compendium of both age-old and brand-new expressions from across Latin America, compiled by the language  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sayings
Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Keenan
ISBN: 9781477318188 1477318186
OCLC Number: 1030446540
Description: xiii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Contents: ¿Que what? --
Las reglas --
El juego --
Ciencias política --
Llorar y llorar --
Macho, macho men --
Los penitentes --
Buenos consejos --
Mejores consejos --
Ya los pajaritos cantan --
San lunes --
De vuelta al yugo --
Los clásicos --
Es un buen tipo --
Colgando los tenis --
Inventando pretextos --
El reino animal --
Símiles y similares --
De boca en boca --
El poderoso caballero --
Las penas --
¡Ándale, ándale! --
Las redes sociales --
¡Salud! --
El pan de los pobres --
El karma.
Responsibility: Joseph J. Keenan.

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One of the most challenging--and entertaining--aspects of learning another language is the idiom. Those quirky phrases, steeped in metaphor and colorful cultural references, enliven conversation and make your cross-cultural communication familiar, fun, and meaningful. ¡Dichos! (Sayings) brings us a vibrant compendium of both age-old and brand-new expressions from across Latin America, compiled by the language enthusiast whose Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish transformed thousands of readers' interactions with the Spanish language. ¡Dichos! is divided into thematic sections covering topics ranging from games and relaxation to politics, macho men, and Mondays. Spanish speakers can also use the book to identify the spot-on/best slangy English equivalent for a Spanish-language idiom. Packed with gems like La barba me huele a tigre, y yo mismo me tengo miedo (My beard smells of tiger, and I'm even afraid of myself) and Para todo mal, mezcal; para todo bien, también (For everything bad, mezcal; for everything good, likewise), this book is the ultimate tool for taking your language skills to the next level as you navigate nuance with humor and linguistic agility.

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