More than 5,000 words and expressions in this English-Spanish handbook
include an updated and enlarged list of words dealing with communications,
electronics, and technology. The pocket-size guides in this series present
thousands of words and expressions with their English translations. Words
are divided according to practical subject themes that include numbers,
travel situations, ways of greeting, and many other categories. Words are
then listed alphabetically within each category. Foreign language students,
international travelers, and general readers of foreign language books and
periodicals will find quick, easy-to-locate guidance in these books.
From the Back Cover
Revised, expanded, and updated with new vocabulary in communications,
science, technology, medical care, and many other useful categories
An English-to-Spanish index gives you quick reference to more than 5,000
helpful words and expressions
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (November
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764119850
- ISBN-13: 978-0764119859
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review:
Well, the book favors the spanglish vocabulary at the exclusion of the
castillian. It would be more useful if the castillian usage was included.
This little book packs a powerful punch, as far as being an excellent reference
for the student and/or fledgling linguist.
Barron's book contains over 6000words and expressions categorized in 40 useful
categories, to include travel, science, the human body, and there are even
This book, for the price, is an excellent study aid that will exponentially add
to your proficiency.
I recently spent a few weeks brushing up my high-school Spanish in preparation
for a trip to Spain; I found this book very helpful. It is not comprehensive,
but it contains most of the words a traveler will need. Most of all, its unique
organization makes it an indispensable study aid.
As noted by a previous reviewer, this is a "categorized dictionary." That means
words are found in very natural groupings like "Family and Friends," "The Body,"
"Quantity and Space," and so on. After all, if you want to know the Spanish word
for "left", you'll very likely want to know the words for "right", "front",
"back", "up", "down", etc. So the book's organization makes it very easy to find
a related group of words.
The book is rather small, so it easily fits into a backpack or suitcase. The
book as a sturdy binding and a plastic cover, so it can withstand the rigors of
travel (take it with you!).
My only gripe: I wish the "Spanish Verb" appendix had cross reference page #s
pointing back to the English definitions.
I bought this book because my vocabulary was incomplete in many areas and I was
about to go to Cádiz, Spain, for an exchange program. So far, so good. It's
basically a categorized dictionary. Just look at the table of contents of the
subject that you want or look in the index. It's very thorough in each section.
It also includes a pronunciation guide for each word. I highly recommend this
book for anyone who really wants to learn Spanish vocabulary.