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5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining and informative, 21 Aug 2011
Idioms are hard to learn in a foreign language, given that the meaning is hard to deduce from the literal definition of the words. This simple presentation of the Spanish idioms alongside the English equivalent makes the interpretation very clear and the phrases easy to understand.
The explanations of the origins of the idioms I found particularly interesting as I enjoy learning such background information in relation to English idioms as well. They were also useful memory aids to help remember the link between the idiom and its meaning, which include items of Spanish history, religion and sailing.
Particularly helpful if you're going to live or work in Spain, but also a fun way to learn new words and phrases. With the kindle edition you can easily add this to your dictionary and other Spanish language books without adding to the weight of books you're carrying around with you.