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Cassell's Colloquial Spanish: A Handbook of…

Cassell's Colloquial Spanish: A Handbook of Idiomatic Usage

by Arthur Bryson Gerrard

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    Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish by Joseph J. Keenan (omargosh)
    omargosh: Much more readable than your average language-learning texts, these books give deeper insight into colloquial and everyday usages than you'll gain from most classes and dictionaries.

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  Budzul | May 31, 2008 |
I found this handbook--which goes well beyond the dictionary--extremely useful in my personal study of Spanish over several decades. I never made a trip to a Spanish-speaking country without it. ( )
  edwin.gleaves | Jun 25, 2007 |
A delightful book.
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Cassell’s Colloquial Spanish is one of a newly revised series of handbooks which provide convenient and fascinating coverage of modern languages, and of the pitfalls and difficulties inherent in colloquial, colourful, or idiomatic usage. Written with knowledge and enthusiasm, each book is not only a valuable source of reference but also an entertaining and absorbing portrait of the current state of the language. Among the areas covered are:

common words with no exact equivalent in English: detailed guidance is given false friends: the dangerous words which look similar to an English word but mean something slightly—or very—different spoken language: common usage which differs from the written forms levels of meaning: including guidance on words you may hear but should only use with care—or not at all! special language: including the idiom of polite formalities and telephones, and special vocabularies

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