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Wicked Spanish
Wicked Spanish
Author: Howard Tomb
From the sneakily successful travel series with over 1 million copies in print, Wicked Spanish (over 250,000 copies in print) is the devilishly funny pocket-sized guide to language and culture in the land of manana. — From managing epic taxi rides (The Old Man and the Chevy) to Perfecting the Haggle to Tipping the Police, Wicked Spanish...  more » anticipates and prepares norteamericanos for a wide range of exotic Latin customs and conditions-also know as que sera, sera.

Explain to your innkeeper that you'd rather have private accommodations: Pero you prefiero un cuarto sin escorpiones. ("But I'd prefer a room without scorpions."). Politely ask your waiter what you're eating: QuS hace immovil dentro del mole? (What lies motionless under the spicy chocolate sauce?). And Mi abuelo perteneci. a un sindicato obrero ("My grandfather belonged to a labor union") may be just the ticket for kidnap victims of revolutionaries.

Once acclimated, you'll make clever cockfight conversation, understand Zapotec Basketball, and even enjoy a cold cerveza with your wife in a friendly men's bar: No la mires. No le hables. No la toques. ("Do not stare at her. Do not address her. Do not touch her."). Above all, you'll learn the real meaning of Vaya con Dios.
ISBN-13: 9780894808616
ISBN-10: 0894808613
Publication Date: 1/4/1991
Pages: 64
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Fun and funny
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I got this book so I could use it in my upper level high school Spanish classes. They love the "wicked" humor. I have all of Henry Beard's books, too. Beard's books are wittier, but Beard hasn't done a Spanish one,yet.


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