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The Crown of Fire / La Corona de Fuego (Short Stories for Studying Spanish Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Anonymous Legend , Paul Blair
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is a dual language short story: the fourth in a series of traditional short stories from Spain, published in both Spanish and English on the same page, designed to provide the student studying either language with an engaging vehicle for language learning and practice.

Improve your Spanish while enjoying a traditional Castilian tale of the temptations of love which tantalize even the most pious among us. It illustrates clearly the dangers of revenge when, instead of being served cold, it is served blazing hot!

Dual-language books are an ideal way to gain mastery of Spanish language by trying to first read the story in Spanish, and then looking at the 'answers' in the English translation at the same time. Once your Spanish reaches a higher level, these stories can be read by switching between the Spanish and English versions every paragraph (for example: read the first paragraph in English to get the idea, then only read the second paragraph in Spanish, then go back to the English for the third paragraph, etc.). The ultimate goal is to be able to read an entire story in Spanish, just 'peeking' at a few word translations in English when needed. Having the expertly-translated English text available at all times greatly enhances reading pleasure as it obviates the need for a dictionary and the accompanying tedium of looking up potentially numerous unknown words and idiomatic expressions.

After spending sufficient time reading dual-language books from our ever-expanding collection, you will become quite fluent in your second language while also learning a great deal about the cultures of the people from the countries where the language is natively spoken.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 80 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G5Z65O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful but could be better! 10 Jan. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
the bilingual concept is great but you can't always fit both languages on screen at once if the paragraphs are long. plus the English is not always very English! but this book is useful and I will buy more in the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good For Learning 19 May 2012
By Jim
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This is a translation of an old fable. As such the Spanish language used and the sentence structure are far from contempory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Short story The crown of Fire. 8 April 2013
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The language contained in this story was fairly irrelevant to everyday Spanish eg flanqueado (flanked)
un foso (moat) el fraile (the friar) colonos (tennant farmers). etc as befits an old-fashioned story. I would not recommend it to a friend. I prefer something more up to date.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars LA CORONA DE FUEGO 23 Mar. 2013
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I thought this would help me to revise. It's downloaded onto a kindle so it's easy to access.
However, the stories are of medievil times and so the language is the same, therefore I found that I was looking in the dictionary more than I was reading. I also felt that for learning, I need to keep with more modern stuff. I mean, I am never going to talk about moats and castles on holiday am I? Well, maybe the castles but certainly not the moats and all the medievil stuff that goes with them.
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