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The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms : 5,000 Expressions to Spice Up Your Spanish
by Mary McVey Gill and Brenda Wegmann


Overview - Don't sound like "una momia"--add a little sizzle to your Spanish .

If someone called you "tragaldabas" would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted "Mota " in the street, would you expected to get a cab or get arrested? Thanks to "The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms," you'll always know your "tejemaneje" (scheme) from your "merequetengue" (mess) no matter where you find yourself in the Spanish-speaking world.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Don't sound like "una momia"--add a little sizzle to your Spanish .

If someone called you "tragaldabas" would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted "Mota " in the street, would you expected to get a cab or get arrested? Thanks to "The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms," you'll always know your "tejemaneje" (scheme) from your "merequetengue" (mess) no matter where you find yourself in the Spanish-speaking world. Five thousand words and phrases--plus helpful hints as to what's cordial and what's vulgar--keep you in sync with Spanish slang.. . .

Spanish to English.

"nios popis (upper-class kids)" Spoiled brats
. "Contigo ni a China me voy. (I'm not even going to China with you)" You're impossible
. "La cruda (rawness)" Hangover.

English to Spanish. Ugly as sin "ser un espantapjaro (to be a scarecrow)"
. To be lucky "tener leche (to have milk)"
. Why are you staring at me? "Tengo monos en la cara? (Do I have monkeys on my face?)"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780071433013
  • ISBN-10: 0071433015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Publish Date: October 2006
  • Page Count: 436
  • Dimensions: 8.98 x 6.1 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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