Breaking Out Of Beginner's Spanish
Have you been studying Spanish for a while now and find yourself dissatisfied with the progress you're making? Do you feel like, at this point, you ought to be more fluent at Spanish? Maybe you're anxious to make that leap to where you have full-length conversations completely in Spanish...
Well, if any of this sounds something like your situation, then this book called Breaking Out Of Beginner's Spanish might be just the tool for you to achieve you goals of mastering Spanish. This book is written by a person who's been there... He's a native English speaker who learned Spanish in the trenches, by talking and communicating with native Spanish speakers.
He has years of Spanish learning experience, tips, tricks, shortcuts, etc. And he shares all this information in his book and allows you to take advantage of what he's gone through. You can use this book to get yourself to the next level in Spanish understanding. So what can you expect to find in this book? Well, much of it consists of tips and advice on Spanish communication. A lot of the book is focused on word definitions and contexts - the shades of meaning of the words.
The opening chapter, called 10 Ways To Avoid Being Taken For A Gringo, spells out the most common mistakes made by someone new at speaking Spanish, and teaches how to avoid them. There's a chapter on Spanish swear words - it gives you a good long paragraph explaining all the popular swear and curse words.
The chapter called 64 Verbs Up Close and Personal is valuable. It takes 64 of the most common verbs and gives you a paragraph about each one. How and when to use it, all it's shades of meaning, several example phrases that demonstrate its different uses. Compared to a 1 or 2 word dictionary definition, this book really prepares you well to use the verbs.
- Ten ways to avoid being taken for a gringo
- Minding your verbal manners
- Our fellow human beings
- The secret life of verbs
- 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
Conclusion / Summary
If you're serious about learning to speak Spanish the best you possibly can, it's worth spending a few hours with this book - it has the information to take you from beginner to intermediate, or intermediate to advanced.
- 1 soft cover book - 215 pages