Dictionary of Spanish Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Dictionary of Spanish Slang and Colloquial Expressions

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Baker & Taylor
Presents more than four thousand contemporary colloquial expressions from Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish-speaking community in the United States, with definitions, a sample sentence, and an equivalent in American slang.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Travelers with intermediate-level knowledge of Spanish, and students of Spanish language on intermediate or advanced levels will value this book as a key to getting past the slang barrier and grasping Spanish and its idioms as people of different regions and social classes actually speak it. Close to 4,500 words and colloquial expressions seldom found in standard English-Spanish dictionaries are listed alphabetically with definitions. Included with each entry is a phrase or a brief sentence that demonstrates how the term is used in a conversational context, followed by its meaning in English. In an engrossing preface, the author discusses the nature of slang and its uses in all languages. And since Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, each with its own regional idioms, he indicates in each of this bookâ??s entries whether the specific idiom is more commonly used in Spain or in Latin America. With the intention of being comprehensive, the author includes some entries that are generally considered vulgar, and which some readers might find offensive.
(back cover)
Travelers who speak some Spanish, as well as Spanish language students, know how important it is to get past the slang barrier. This book helps them do exactly that. It teaches Spanish idioms and demonstrates how people of different regions and social classes actually use them in normal conversation.

  • More than 4,000 words and colloquial expressionsâ??many not found in standard English-Spanish dictionariesâ??are listed alphabetically with definitions.
  • Each entry includes a phrase or short sentence demonstrating how the term is used in a conversational context.
  • Regional designations tell you where each entry is most commonly usedâ??in Latin America or in Spain

    As a comprehensive summary of modern Spanish idiomatic usage, this book includes some entries generally considered vulgar. Some readers might find them offensive.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., c2008
    Edition: 2nd ed
    ISBN: 9780764139291
    Characteristics: xiii, 459 p. ; 18 cm
    Alternative Title: Spanish slang


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