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The Resource Breaking out of beginner's Spanish, Joseph J. Keenan

Breaking out of beginner's Spanish, Joseph J. Keenan

Label
Breaking out of beginner's Spanish
Title
Breaking out of beginner's Spanish
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Keenan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Many language books are boring, this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way, by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking peopleit offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test-communicating fluently with native speakers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keenan, Joseph J.
Dewey number
468.2/421
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PC4121
LC item number
.K38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish language
Label
Breaking out of beginner's Spanish, Joseph J. Keenan
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ten Ways to Avoid Being Taken for a Gringo -- 2. Minding Your Verbal Manners -- Tricksters -- 4. Our Fellow Human Beings -- 5. The Secret Life of Verbs -- 6. The Twilight Zone -- 7. Sixty-four Verbs, Up Close and Personal -- 8. Cranking up Your Spanish -- 9. Snappy Answers -- 10. Invective and Obscenity -- 11. Which is Which? -- 12. Say It Right -- 13. Spanish Roots -- 14. The Big Mix
Control code
ocm29844857
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780292743229
Lccn
94004316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29844857
  • (OCoLC)29844857
Label
Breaking out of beginner's Spanish, Joseph J. Keenan
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ten Ways to Avoid Being Taken for a Gringo -- 2. Minding Your Verbal Manners -- Tricksters -- 4. Our Fellow Human Beings -- 5. The Secret Life of Verbs -- 6. The Twilight Zone -- 7. Sixty-four Verbs, Up Close and Personal -- 8. Cranking up Your Spanish -- 9. Snappy Answers -- 10. Invective and Obscenity -- 11. Which is Which? -- 12. Say It Right -- 13. Spanish Roots -- 14. The Big Mix
Control code
ocm29844857
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780292743229
Lccn
94004316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29844857
  • (OCoLC)29844857

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