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on 6 May 1999
I bought this book while living in a small Mexican town with a high Gringo population. (There's probably not a higher concentration of Spanish courses and dog-eared study guides anywhere on the face of the planet). This book is far superior, in both readability and depth of insight, to anything that I have ever encountered, whether in Mexico or the United States. But heed my warning: If you make the mistake of loaning this book to friends, you'll never get it back!!!!
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on 15 March 1999
This guy is the greatest. If you read this book, and pay attention, you will go from sounding like a gringo to a person who has actually listened to the Spanish language, not just read grammer books. This book best serves folks who've had a least two years of grammer but it's also helpful for those just beginning to avoid some really terrible mistakes that beginners typically make.
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on 20 August 2012
In general I like this book, it contains some interesting information about Spanish words/phrases that can be difficult for learners to grasp, BUT why oh why is there no index. The lack of index is such a serious shortcoming. The least the author/publisher can do is put a downloadable index on their website and include an index in the next publication.
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on 14 May 2016
Incredibly original and very beneficial for any Spanish Starter. A super overview of the language, culture and history. A no nonsense and very entertaining read. Learning Spanish was boring until I read this book.
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on 26 May 2016
This is a great book, a bit sentimental in places but it gives lots tip bits on how to speak Spanish like the natives.
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