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!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 22mm | 480.81g
  • NTC Publishing Group,U.S.
  • Lincolnwood, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • 0844225517
  • 9780844225517
  • 598,843

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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!show more

Table of contents

Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus Preface Thesaurus absurdity activity admiration affection affirmation: yes age agreement anger annoyance arrival: showing up attention attractiveness authority bad things bad character boasts body boredom busyness Celebrations, Parties & Having Fun (Test) certainty change competence complaints and crybabies confusion conversation courage courage craziness crime and punishment criticism dance death deception decisions defeat departure difficulty disagreement disbelief dissimilarity distance doubt, uncertainty dress drugs drunkenness ease education embarrassment encouragement enthusiasm error evasion, avoidance exhaustion failure fame fear Feelings & Emotions (Test) flattery food and drink forgetfulness frequency friendship fun good things good charater good-byes gossip greetings guestures guys, girls, kids happiness harm, hurt health help hesitation words hostility impossibility inactivity inattention incompetence incomprehension independence indifference information innocence insignificance insults intelligence interruption invitations knowledge lack of knowledge lack of worry laughter laziness Learning & Education (Test) likes and dislikes luck memory mess, fuss, disorder money nakedness negation news opportunity ordinariness party patience people perfection persistence persuasion physical characteristic places praise pride problems pushiness quantity quiet randomness readiness reasons rejection repetition requests resignation rest romance sadness selfishness Sex, Love & Marriage (Test) sex similarity sleep slowness speed strength stupidity success surprise sympathy technology thank yous things thinking time tobacco and smoking travel truth ugliness unusualness uselessness warnings weakness wealth weather work, effort World of Work (Test) worry youth Spanish-English Dictionary/Index 5,000 colloquial terms and slang expressions Topic Indexshow more

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