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Spanish Phrasebook: Iberian (Collins Gem) (Spanish Edition)

Spanish Phrasebook: Iberian (Collins Gem) (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Collins UK
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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Amazon customer reviews of Collins Gem Phrasebooks:

“They are easily navigable with colour coding for different sections. My favourite bit, though – which I couldn't do without – is the awesome menu reader! They're really discreet for bringing out at the dinner table, pretty much fitting in your hand, and avoiding the truly obvious tourist look!”

“Easy to use, very light to carry and the food dictionary in the middle of the book is a life saver when your waiter doesn't speak english. A must have.”

“Much smaller than the usual Berlitz guides but equally useful.”

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The market's most indispensable phrasebook has been reinvented for ereaders and is better than ever. With the most up-to-date travel information, easy-to-read page design and simple navigation, Gem Spanish will give you the right word at the right time – every time.

Suitable for tablets and eink readers.

Communicate with ease in all of the most common travel situations. A reliable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Spanish Phrasebook, the right word will always be at your fingertips.

This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel to choosing wine.

• Fully updated travel information
• Travel tips
• 3000-word dictionary
• Comprehensive menu decoder
• Grammar and pronunciation sections
• "Face to face" conversations

With the help of the Gem Spanish Phrasebook you will never be lost for words in Spain again.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 23 Sep 2011
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Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I managed to survive Spain with this book and by the end of my week there was able to say pretty much anything you'd need to know for a holiday.

The only thing is that sometimes it was a bit hard to find what you were looking for. What I did was every night after I'd been out all day I would remember a few things that I wished I had been able to say and then I would have looked it up and written it down and either memorised it or carried the piece of paper in my bag in case I forgot the next day (although I still carried the book as well).

I would have been completely lost without this book and there would have inevitably been far more frantic gesticulating and hoping for the best if I had not purchased it. I now will be able to go back to Spain with a good knowledge of holiday Spanish and hopefully I'll be able to build on it even more next year.

The locals really appreciate you trying to make an effort too which is nice.

You should definitely invest in this book before travelling. It helps you immensely and shows how to pronouce it which is very important.

Would 100 percent recommend.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Cloe
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This edition for the Kindle is ideal.

It is easier to carry the Kindle around because it is so slim to fit into a bag.

It is not only a phrase book but also a dictionary. You just have to enter a word - Spanish or English and you get a quick response without having English to Spanish or vice versa. But do not include the definite article when entering a Spanish word.

The phrase book has clear sections to enable you to look up what you want quickly such as how to ask directions. It also gives phonics to help with pronunciations.

A very useful e-book to have on the Kindle
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't do what is says it should! 24 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought the Kindle version of this phrasebook. The description says that you can access the dictionary from anywhere just by typing either an English or Spanish word and selecting the 'Search Dictionary' box at the bottom of every page. Not in my edition! No 'Search Dictionary' box appears on any page. The usual Kindle 'Find' facility is available but that never takes you to the dictionary. Is this why the phrasebook is on offer throughout January? It makes the Kindle version just about useless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ref book 22 Jun 2012
By Mrs B
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this for a future holiday. Its easy to read and to understand. It could almost be called "The idiots guide to Spainish"!! Fit in to my handbag easily. Recommend if you cant speak ANY Spainish!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars collins spanish pocket phrasebook 8 Jan 2012
By jayneh
I lost my previous collins dictionary and to be honest the one I chose to replace it was no match at all. The collins version has very easy to use phrases and ones which are relevant for day to day use in Spain.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars useful book 20 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent book. If you are taking one book to Spain this summer, then I thoroughly recommend this one. I am a student of Spanish and while this does not explain why you should use this or that phrase, it does not matter just use it, the Spaniards will understand it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening 4 April 2011
By Pedro
Some language CDs go at a fast pace so that it is difficult to make out the pronunciation. The speech on this CD is at a slow enough pace to be able to make out the words, allowing you to work up to fluent speech. The phrase book is well laid out with section headings on the page edge. definitely one to go for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Collins' Little Gem 17 Mar 2012
Just back from my first-ever trip to Spain. I'd meant to learn some Spanish beforehand but...
So I ordered this in a bit of a panic and it was a good job I did as hardly anyone spoke English where I stayed!
I found this book covered almost everything I needed and the pronunciation guide seemed to get me understood. It's very small so easy to keep in your pocket, and colour-coded so you can find what you need fairly quickly.
Although the 'menu reader' is pretty extensive, there were several menu items in the restaurants and tapas bars I visited which weren't included.
The 'communications' section covers phones, texting, fax - but not where you go to post a postcard which would have been useful.
The only other problem I had with this book is that it isn't very well-bound so frequently-used pages fall out pretty quickly.
However, it was good for a bargain buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So far I am finding it useful.
Published 12 days ago by Les Patchett
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very useful.
Published 19 days ago by David Pearce
4.0 out of 5 stars very good just as long as you have your specs on ...
light and small fits in back pocket . colour coded . very good just as long as you have your specs on as the writing is very small but overall a good helpful book to take with... Read more
Published 22 days ago by lindylou
5.0 out of 5 stars will help a lot thanks
Im ten eleven soon . this will help in high school.
but two things…
1. whoever wrote this sure said a lotta strange things in spain.
2. Read more
Published 24 days ago by deborah graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for the traveller to Spain I have always ...
Perfect book for the traveller to Spain I have always found Collins a good company for these type of books. Read more
Published 28 days ago by junio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very useful phrasebook came in very handy on our recent holiday
Published 29 days ago by Mr. PD Sargent
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great little handbag size book
Published 1 month ago by lauren smith
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Great book!
Published 1 month ago by naomi irving
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely useful little phrasebook
The book is small but thick and includes extremely useful phrases, with clear sections and a dictionary at the end. Read more
Published 2 months ago by charliegirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Was very pleased with it and got it just before going to Spain so did us a lot of good
Published 3 months ago by Pat
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