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Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus

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Ever wanted to call someone a 'big shot' or 'hick' in Spanish, or wondered how to say 'Let's pig out' or 'Don't give me a hard time'? And what's going on if a Spaniard 'hallucinates in colour' (alucina en colores) or if a Mexican 'throws an eye-taco' (echa un taco de ojo)? This book has all the answers and more, contained within 5,000 current idiomatic terms and slang expressions - all conveniently grouped in an A-Z thematic arrangement. "Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus" is a uniquely user-friendly guide, designed for reference, for browsing, and as a learning tool.Thesaurus contains almost 150 general categories or themes. Regional markers indicate countries or regions of use for every entry. Numerous example sentences with their translations provide context. Cartoons add a touch of humour. Short articles highlight specific linguistic or cultural usages. Self-test sections allow you to work on your active colloquial vocabulary. Spanish-English dictionary cross-references all 5,000 terms and expressions included in the thesaurus.
Whether you're a student, teacher, businessperson, or tourist, you'll enjoy enriching your Spanish with the vibrant language usually understood by native speakers alone. But be warned - the Spanish language is one of the world's richest, and some expressions are particularly colourful!
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 22mm | 480.81g
  • Lincolnwood, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • 0844225517
  • 9780844225517
  • 701,528

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Ever wanted to call someone a "big shot" or "hick" in Spanish, or wondered how to say "Let's pig out" or "Don't give me a hard time"? And what's going on if a Spaniard "hallucinates in color" (alucina en colores) or if a Mexican "throws an eye-taco" (echa un taco de ojo)? This book has all the answers and more, contained within 5,000 current idiomatic terms and slang expressions-all conveniently grouped in an A-Z thematic arrangement.

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus is a uniquely user-friendly guide, designed for reference, for browsing, and as a learning tool.

Thesaurus contains almost 150 general categories or themes Regional markers indicate countries or regions of use for every entry Numerous example sentences with their translations provide context Cartoons add a touch of humor Short articles highlight specific linguistic or cultural usages Self-test sections allow you to work on your active colloquial vocabulary Spanish-English dictionary cross-references all 5,000 terms and expressions included in the thesaurus.

Whether you're a student, teacher, businessperson, or tourist, you'll enjoy enriching your Spanish with the vibrant language usually understood by native speakers alone. But be warned-the Spanish language is one of the world's richest, and some expressions are particularly colorful!
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Table of contents

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/ThesaurusPrefaceThesaurusabsurdityactivityadmirationaffectionaffirmation: yesageagreementangerannoyancearrival: showing upattentionattractivenessauthoritybad thingsbad characterboastsbodyboredombusynessCelebrations, Parties & Having Fun (Test)certaintychangecompetencecomplaints and crybabiesconfusionconversationcouragecouragecrazinesscrime and punishmentcriticismdancedeathdeceptiondecisionsdefeatdeparturedifficultydisagreementdisbeliefdissimilaritydistancedoubt, uncertaintydressdrugsdrunkennesseaseeducationembarrassmentencouragemententhusiasmerrorevasion, avoidanceexhaustionfailurefamefearFeelings & Emotions (Test)flatteryfood and drinkforgetfulnessfrequencyfriendshipfungood thingsgood charatergood-byesgossipgreetingsguesturesguys, girls, kidshappinessharm, hurthealthhelphesitation wordshostilityimpossibilityinactivityinattentionincompetenceincomprehensionindependenceindifferenceinformationinnocenceinsignificanceinsultsintelligenceinterruptioninvitationsknowledgelack of knowledgelack of worrylaughterlazinessLearning & Education (Test)likes and dislikesluckmemorymess, fuss, disordermoneynakednessnegationnewsopportunityordinarinesspartypatiencepeopleperfectionpersistencepersuasionphysical characteristicplacespraiseprideproblemspushinessquantityquietrandomnessreadinessreasonsrejectionrepetitionrequestsresignationrestromancesadnessselfishnessSex, Love & Marriage (Test)sexsimilaritysleepslownessspeedstrengthstupiditysuccesssurprisesympathytechnologythank yousthingsthinkingtimetobacco and smokingtraveltruthuglinessunusualnessuselessnesswarningsweaknesswealthweatherwork, effortWorld of Work (Test)worryyouthSpanish-English Dictionary/Index5,000 colloquial terms and slang expressionsTopic Index
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