Beyond the Basics: 200 Essential Intermediate Spanish Phrases for Fluent Conversation: Phrases, Figures of Speech, & Idioms to Help Increase Your Comprehension. With Dialogues & Practice Sections

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Publisher's Summary

Take your speaking, listening, and comprehension to the next level. You will master 200 of the most useful phrases that are beyond the basics you learn in basic Spanish classes.

Often what we learn in class isn’t very useful in practicable speech, so we’ve compiled a list of 200 of the most widely used common expressions and phrases that will supercharge your Spanish speaking ability, as well as your vocabulary and comprehension.

This book will provide you with an amazing supply of simple, incredibly useful Spanish phrases (most of which you probably haven’t mastered yet), to help take your conversation skills to the next level.

This book also contains numerous idioms and colloquialisms which you will find both insightful and useful. Hispanic culture is incredibly colorful and each region has numerous local sayings and idioms, so we’ll only focus on really common ones that seem to be pretty universal across all Spanish speaking countries. 

You will learn:
 

  • The English and Spanish version of the idiom/phrase
  • The explanation of how to use this idiom or phrase in common speech and when is an appropriate time to use it
  • Examples of casual dialogue in both Spanish and English to show you the context of how this phrase is used
  • You can practice repeating each phrase to help commit it to memory and work through the pronunciation
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Excellent intro to Spanish!

I have just started a formal course in Spanish and bought this audiobook to help me start speaking a little quicker. I was able to learn most of the basics for travel in a couple of hours over one day while driving to and from work. Looking forward to sharing my new words and sentences with my Spanish teacher this week!

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Brilliant

This is really well done. I went from knowing just a few words to being able to construct simple sentences in one afternoon. Logically organized to where you start figuring out the next application of the word moments before it is asked.

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It's amazing

it's unreal how fast you can learn another language with his method. highly recommend it.

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EASY TO LEARN THIS WAY...

I love the way the author. I have tried a few places and found this by far the best.

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Great

Very effective for beginners I'm sure but I was looking for something a little more advanced and it wasn't made all that clear that it was a beginner orientated product.

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Engaging, patient, fast.

This learning style is not something I ever would have thought to try, being a mainly visual person. However, the quality of the recording and the clarity of the method is brilliant. I've already bought a further Spanish course in this series and will be on to more languages in no time!

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Useful for Beginners

A short introduction to Spanish, easy to learn through repetition. Spanish voice is clear I can say is this short course is fantastic, so much so I am going to purchase the full Spanish course. It was very easy to pick up and understand. Language instantly stuck in my mind.

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An excellent introduction to Spanish

As a first audible book, it was great. Easy to learn because it's detailed and goes over phrases several times throughout. Definitely recommend.

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Thanks!

Easy and intelligent in a way that he understands and links the language to English and his refreshing approach flips traditional language learning on its head, making it accessible and understandable to all.

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Excellent for a novice like myself.

This is a good way to learn how to get by in the language without feeling stuck to specific phrases. I feel more confident and am looking forward to doing the rest of this course. My daughter has done his French version and has found it really good. It gets away from the more traditional way of learning with grammar and focuses more on being able to say and understand key parts of dialogue.

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  • J Chip
  • 10-22-20

Not quite beyond the basics

Although enjoyable, with the narration breaking down the phrases for easy listening comprehension, I was disappointed that I had to get to around 150 phrases before I felt it was “beyond the basics” Quite honestly, if you don’t know buenos dias, buenas tardes or buenas noches then I don’t think you really are at an intermediate level. Shame as the latter part of the book got more interesting. Just wish it was more intermediate and less basic.

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  • Nicole
  • 03-17-20

I really like this audiobook

This is a great alternative for somebody who needs to learn a discussion and way to express words in Spanish. So, I really like this great one book.

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  • Weston
  • 03-17-20

Good one listens to book...

I am a native Spanish speaker, and I absolutely found this book to be useful and a must-have for those who want to learn Spanish and are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country. The book starts with the basics

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  • Nicholas Tuff
  • 03-17-20

Perfect for travel

While I agree with the one bad review that this isn't really a book for beginners, I think it's a great tool for those who aren't proficient. great book I love this book so much.

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  • Houghton
  • 03-17-20

Great Supplement!

I've been able to supplement what I'm learning in class with this book, which explains some of the more difficult grammar issues in other words.

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  • Stone
  • 03-16-20

Good audiobook

I review Spanish resources public schools, and this audiobook is by far one of the best I have heard. However, the organization of the program might be a little confusing for some. But after going through the program, I do look forward to listening to the next audiobook.

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  • Naomi
  • 03-16-20

This audiobook gives Proven Methods

If you want to learn Spanish quickly then you should not miss this audiobook because it can give you an easy way to leads to success in learning this language.

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  • Parker
  • 03-16-20

Great listen book...

Really great little book. A useful supplement to Spanish lessons. I will just pick it up, turn to a random page and learn a few words or phrases.

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  • Doyle
  • 03-16-20

great book i love this book.

This book is great. It is small enough to carry with you but it is packed with information. It is more than a phrasebook and dictionary. It has guides to Celcius temps, road signs, clothing and footwear conversions, etc. My husband had book envy so we ordered another so we could practice with each other.

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  • Marsden
  • 03-16-20

Easy Spanish Step-by-Step

Practice exercises help build confidence and introduce lots of vocabulary. I had no previous Spanish language experience whatsoever and am encouraged by being able to read paragraphs after just a few lessons.