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Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use (Dover Easy Phrase) Paperback – May 26, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 3 edition (May 26, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486280861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486280868
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: Spanish, English

Customer Reviews

I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning Spanish.
Gypsy Eyes
I'm already able to read, understand and say correctly several commonly used words and phrases in Spanish.
One Reviewer
I think it is somewhat dated and is more for Spanish people in Spain, not Latin America.
Jeff

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141 of 145 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book was invaluable on my recent family vacation to Zihuatanejo, Mexico! Spanish phrases are categorized according to the situation in which you will need them; for example, restaurants, banks, stores, post offices, etc. The pronunication keys were great. We ordered food, found an Internet cafe and a bank, and were able to get more toilet paper from the non-English-speaking hotel desk clerk at 10:30 p.m. I don't know what we would have done without it!
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163 of 173 people found the following review helpful By S. D Haynie on August 18, 2004
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If you are intending to learn any new language, I first recommned that you read How To Learn Any Language. In that book, you'll find a recommendation to get a phrase book. The purpose of the phrase book is to give you prior practice in real-life situations. When you get a chance to memorize phrases ahead of time, that is the BEST way to use a phrase book. Your grammar book, and sometimes even your course, does not give you the "Which room is mine?" kind of phrases. Yes, you will need to flip through the book to find responses or the next question on different topic, but that is only if you do not practice a bit ahead of time.

This is a great phrasebook and is a great value!
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121 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Chris Salzer on June 2, 2003
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You can't beat this book - for the price and the small, yet concise and relevant content. Learn how to tell time, order food, go through customs, as well as greetings and social conversations just to name a few. Especially helpful are the pronunciation guides listed below each phrase. Muy bueno for the traveler or beginner.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Robert on March 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
I give this handy little book a whopping five stars. I love the size of Easy Spanish Phrase Book and its useful sentences.

Very portable and loaded with common everyday phrases.

Here's a tip.

I am using my Easy Spanish Phrase Book with a CD course entitled Behind the Wheel Spanish. I just finished level 1 and 2 and will soon move on to level 3.

It's amazing how important these phrases are and how they continually pop up in everyday conversation and how much more effective they are when you can hear them

on the CD.

Naturally, your choice for sentence formation is limited if you just stick to Easy Spanish Phrase Book. There's only so much you can fit into this tiny book.

That's why I went with a full CD course and full text like Behind the Wheel Spanish.

But when I am pressed for time and space, all I take along is Easy Spanish Phrase Book.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By The Reluctant Hero on June 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
Everything in this book is what you would already know after a Spanish I class. Any new vocabulary words could easily be picked up elsewhere. As far as the phrases go, some of them could come across as rude if not used correctly. For example, the book often uses "Quiero" as "I want" when asking for something, when "Quisiera = I would like" would be more polite. "Traigame una frazada = Bring me a blanket" should be replaced with "Me puede traer una frazada, por favor?" Don't waste your time with this book unless you're an absolute beginner, and even then I would suggest something else.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Marcus on October 26, 2010
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This book is definitely not for Costa Rican Spanish! There is a 1950's flavor to the phrases - that is, a rudeness and big-city arrogance to the phrases that reminds me of the way people spoke to each other as is the movie THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. If you used the phrases in this book in the small towns here in Costa Rica the locals would be insulted. Thsi book was originally written in 1954 and it shows. It might be OK in Spain but not here.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mary Cortes on January 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
my husband teaches spanish to high school students and to an adult class. He has found that this little book is extremely useful to both groups. We have ordered 100 of these books at the present; to give to the students and they love them.

He strongly reccomends this book for all interested in learning spanish.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By T West on November 12, 2002
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About 70 pages long and for [dollar amount] you cannot beat this book.All the basic spanish for travel shopping dining emergency and amusement.Along with the spanish word is also a phonetic pronunciation guide,which is also a big help.
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