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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of fun at a bargain price.
The thing is, when you go to WH Smth or any other book shop for a useful Lanquage phrase book, you normally have to pay between 5-10. Not any more.
The Easy Spanish Phrase Book is a useful and well thought out little number.
The book is split into sections relating to everyday holiday use.
Obviously you are not going to speak fluent Spanish with this...
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful for the budget traveller
The best thing about this book is the price. If it wasn't so affordable, there wouldn't be very much to recommend - the choice of phrases can at times be more than usually obscure for a phrase book, and for an absolute novice in Spanish, mashing together phrases to form the sentence you want to say might take some foraging. However, the basic words and phrases are there,...
Published on 14 Aug 2004


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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful for the budget traveller, 14 Aug 2004
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This review is from: Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use (Dover Easy Phrase Books) (Paperback)
The best thing about this book is the price. If it wasn't so affordable, there wouldn't be very much to recommend - the choice of phrases can at times be more than usually obscure for a phrase book, and for an absolute novice in Spanish, mashing together phrases to form the sentence you want to say might take some foraging. However, the basic words and phrases are there, and the book is slim and lightweight enough to take with you anywhere you go.

I would much advise people going to Spain to learn some basics using Madrigal's book, or the Spanish book from the Macmillan Master Series (the latter in particular might seem very outdated now), and to use a small phrasebook such as this to boost your vocabulary as you need it.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of fun at a bargain price., 5 April 2004
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The thing is, when you go to WH Smth or any other book shop for a useful Lanquage phrase book, you normally have to pay between 5-10. Not any more.
The Easy Spanish Phrase Book is a useful and well thought out little number.
The book is split into sections relating to everyday holiday use.
Obviously you are not going to speak fluent Spanish with this book, but when you go to Spain on your holiday it is nice to try to speak the local language and this in itself gets the respect of the locals.

Well worth buying and putting in your suitcase to Spain.
A good buy at a bargain price.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful prhase book, 12 Jun 2003
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Simon Moore (Blackrod, Bolton United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use (Dover Easy Phrase Books) (Paperback)
Everyone studying Spanish should get a small book like this. It is simple and to the point without pictures nor distractions. It is easy to use and to get quick references when in need (like on holidays) especially as the expressions are divided by activity, as for example:when going to the stores you will find phrases asking where a chemist is or the market. All the phrases have the phonetic expression that is excellent so you don't need to struggle with remembering the right pronunciation (there is a pronunciation guide at the end of the book). Because is an american book some words in English are different...drugstore for chemist and so on..that may be the negative issue with this book. But, for the price is worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a step back in time, 15 Jun 2009
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This review is from: Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use (Dover Easy Phrase Books) (Paperback)
This book must have been dug out of a time capsule from the nineteen fifties. Great if you would like to send a telegram, purchase razor blades, or a roll of film, or sit in the smoking car. Don't bother asking for an ATM or internet cafe - and forget about your sexual health. Fortunately the price doesn't seem to have gone up much since it was published.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Archaic phrases from a bygone era, 21 Aug 2010
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R. Leslie (Hampshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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As an insight into the needs of the American traveller from the late 1950's this is a great little book but as a useful phrasebook for the modern traveller it is somewhat lacking, although it is incredibly cheap and slimline for easy portability. There are phrases for ordering a dozen handkerchiefs, asking "may I have this dance?", a whole section on sending telegrams, cablegrams and asking how long a night letter would take to arrive, and how to demand to see a North American doctor. However, if you want to decipher a menu or ask for any help for things invented later than about 1959, you'll probably want a more up-to-date phrase book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book for everyday holiday situations, 2 Aug 2008
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J. Sheridan-ross "jakkisr" (Leeds, England) - See all my reviews
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Nice slim book that does what it says in the title. Cheap, light, easily popped in your suitcase or bag and covers most everyday situations. Its more useful for holidays than anything else and I only really used it a couple of times as I preferred the lonely planet fast talk guide. Although its slim, it is quite 'tall' so you can't pop it in your pocket.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great, 12 Dec 2013
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Purchased to pick up a few phrases for holiday and found the book helpful and very easy to use. Highly recommend
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2.0 out of 5 stars Out of date..., 15 July 2013
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A very strange selection of phrases but cheap and of some use if you don't speak any Spanish at all...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 18 Jun 2013
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Well set out and easy to understand but a lot of old-fashioned phrases. Not really up to date.I would recommend one first published in this millenium!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Spanish phrase book, 5 Jun 2013
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Ok if you want simple Spanish phrases whilst on holiday for anyone who does not know any Spanish. Difficult to look up quickly but okay to revise with.
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