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33 people found this helpful
on 23 September 2011
I managed to survive Spain with this book and by the end of my week there was able to say pretty much anything you'd need to know for a holiday.
The only thing is that sometimes it was a bit hard to find what you were looking for. What I did was every night after I'd been out all day I would remember a few things that I wished I had been able to say and then I would have looked it up and written it down and either memorised it or carried the piece of paper in my bag in case I forgot the next day (although I still carried the book as well).
I would have been completely lost without this book and there would have inevitably been far more frantic gesticulating and hoping for the best if I had not purchased it. I now will be able to go back to Spain with a good knowledge of holiday Spanish and hopefully I'll be able to build on it even more next year.
The locals really appreciate you trying to make an effort too which is nice.
You should definitely invest in this book before travelling. It helps you immensely and shows how to pronouce it which is very important.
Would 100 percent recommend.