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Verbos espanoles.
Verbos espanoles.
by Jorge Alonso Moro
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and comprehensive guide., 3 May 2006
This review is from: Verbos espanoles. (Paperback)
While there are many books which aim to help learners by providing tables catagorising the complex labyrinth that is the Spanish verbal conjugation, this one is by far the best I have come across.

Its layout is simple and makes for easy consulting. The introduction is also an excellent explanation of the language's grammar, with respect to verbs.

And whilst there are many irregular Spanish verbs, they are all irregular in patterns, and this textbook provides, for EVERY single pattern of verb, a complete table showing the conjugation, irregular or normal. Thus, there is no need for a guide to, say, 500 of the most common verbs, as is the fashion among the many current books of this type; this book deals with them all in concise fashion. A thoroughly recommended purchase.

Padre Padrone [DVD] [2001] [US Import]
Padre Padrone [DVD] [2001] [US Import]
Offered by Smaller World Future
Price: £45.81

25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and moving., 29 Jan. 2006
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Seemingly destined to an isolated life tending sheep on a remote Sardinian mountain, Gavino Ledda has other ideas...
Obviously shot on a budget similar to that of my weekly shopping, this is an unlikely film to succeed - yet it does.
Winner of the Grand Prize at the 1997 Cannes film festival, the film deals with a Gavino Ledda's escape from his father's obsessive control, and his escape from his own crippling-ly introverted nature.
Guaranteed to inspire, by both the empathy which one feels for Gavino's struggle for recognition, internally and externally, and the haunting music; and also, it makes one realise that anyone can make a great film with a handycam in your own back garden. And a genius gene, naturally.
Minor criticisms - can be a little boring and slow moving at times, and the leap in Gavino's life we take - from aged 7 to 18 - tries one's imagination a little, but nothing to distract from the overall, satisfying effect the film has.

Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary and Phrasebook: Spoken in France and Spain (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebook)
Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary and Phrasebook: Spoken in France and Spain (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebook)
by Joseph F. Conroy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No in-depth coverage, but good for what it is., 10 Jun. 2005
Seeing as only 25% of the Basque Country speak Basque, and all Basque speakers population also speak Spanish, I personally don't see the point in learning a few set phrases of Basque for holiday usage. However, if one wants to do that and nothing more, this could be the right book.
The English-Basque-English dictionary hovers between basic and sufficient, the "holiday phrases" section is extensive. The grammar section is so basic that I fail to see the point of it.
The book could be useful on short trips/holidays to the Basque Country, but if you want to learn the language seriously, look elsewhere.
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