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National Geographic Traveler, September 2006
'Lonely Planet Phrasebooks. Portable, pocket-size, cheap, and available for
almost any country you might want to visit...'
'Hasta la vista, baby!' is no way to address a Spanish police
officer, 'Arriba! Arriba!' won't make the taxi go faster and 'Ay,
carramba!' won't grab a waiter's attention. Use this book to say what
you really mean.
Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words
and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover
their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.
- Paperback: 260 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet; 3 Blg edition (March 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1740599829
- ISBN-13: 978-1740599825
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review:
This guide is small enough to fit in a purse or pocket and full of lots of
helpful information. I especially liked the foods section. It was easy to
discretely pull it out while we were at the tapas bars and restaurants and
figure out what was on the menu. My husband who knew no Spanish before our trip,
used the helpful phrases verbatim, whereas I found the short dictionary in the
back useful when a I couldn't remember certain words - they were almost always
in there. There is even a Catalan and Basque phrase section. Highly recommended
if you don't speak fluent Spanish.
My girlfriend and I knew zero Spanish before travelling to Spain. Thanks to this
guidebook we were able to get by in all the situations that we encountered. This
book is absolutely essential for those who don't know the language, since
Spaniards will warm up to you a lot more if you try to speak in their language.
My only regret is that there wasn't enough on Catalan, but that is to be
expected. Great product.
You send me a message saying the whole order (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian,
French, was undeliverable.
I just returned from South America (Bolivia and Chile). This book was great to
have with me over the past month. There are many instances where it came in
handy. It is easy to pack and to carry. I recommend it to anyone traveling
abroad to a Spanish speaking country.
Bought the book before a vacation in Madrid. It was very useful and well
organized. When I needed to look up a phrase, I found the book very easy to use.
It gave more information that I needed!
I bought this book on a whim before traveling to Spain for a summer study abroad
trip. It turned out to be one of the most important things I brought with me!
Particularly helpful was the food dictionary, which was frequently passed around
the table during lunch and dinner (it may save you from ordering baby squids!
Unless you're into that sort of thing). It is really a time saver to be able to
quickly look up a phrase such as " Do you sell stamps?" instead of studying your
spanish dictionary for 20 minutes. I highly recommend that anyone traveling to
Spain who is not fluent in spanish take this book with them!
I'm studying spanish in college as a prospective major, and am traveling to
spain in less than a month. This book has tons of sayings that are very useful.
Most of them are everyday expresions that native english speakers would not say
very colloquially. It's divided up into different sections for easy access to a
certain aspect of conversation. It is aimed at European(Spain)spanish and
includes a few pages on Basque, Catalan, and Galician sayings. Great for a quick