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Collins' Little Gem
on 17 March 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.