The Big Book of Spanish Phrases: Over 300 Essentials Phrases

2 Books in 1: 101 Spanish Phrases You Won't Learn in School +200 Essential Intermediate Spanish Phrases for Fluent Conversation
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Take your speaking, listening, and comprehension to the next level. You will master more than 300 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 audiobook will provide you with a generous 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 audiobook also contains numerous idioms and colloquialisms that 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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Read it for the learning lessons

The tips at the beginning of this book make it worth buying. The lessons are well organized and the whole system is great to help you improve your Spanish. This was an enjoyable able and easy read as I am learning Spanish. I like the helpful vocabulary words at the end of each section.

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Great learning resource

Excellent for developing speaking and reading skills. The structure facilitates ease of listening. A very interesting story that kept me engaged while practicing my Spanish!

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Enjoyed This author.

Good story. Added words gradually. Good for my level. I’ll read more from this author. Better than most. This is the best book on spoken Spanish that I’ve read. You can never find a book with Spanish so real and natural like this one.

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Great way to improve Spanish

I like how the book details a conversation and then lists the vocabulary immediately afterward. This will help me improve my Spanish. He makes learning Spanish fun instead of boring. The stories are great. I highly recommend.

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An excellent way to learn Spanish!

This book is an excellent resource. It presents a lot of conversations that could happen in real-world scenarios, and the story is fun and engaging to keep the reader entertained as they learn. I definitely recommend this book to anyone serious about learning Spanish.

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Spanish Conversation Practice

Trying to read a good deal to build basic conversational skills. I found the story engaging and easy to read. Found the post-vignette vocabulary mostly unnecessary, but a need to look up a few to better understand situational usage and meaning. All in all quite satisfied; would have enjoyed a bit more depth and length.

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Spanish that I finished and enjoyed!

This was a story with plenty of everyday conversation and action! I enjoyed having younger characters in the story, and a contemporary feel. Fun book and I do feel more confident in reading Spanish. It was challenging, and not too far above my reading level!

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Great resource!!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book!! Great book, really helps with a conversation. This book is great if you are a low-intermediate or so learner. You should try the sample. If you know 50% of the words, you will benefit. It is amazing how you can know the words, individually, but when they are put together in a dialogue or story, your brain can't keep up. And that is the goal: to focus more on the story than trying to translate. It really helps "ownership" of what you know when it is presented in a story. I highly recommend this.

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Great Book

I liked all the cognates that allow even a beginning Spanish student to understand and follow the story. The story was fun and interesting. Interesting story with excellent content to improve your Spanish.

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Good learning book for advanced beginner

I really enjoyed the book and the repetition helped me improve my Spanish. I will read more by this author. I learned a lot of vocabulary and unusual phrases. The vocabulary at the end of each chapter is very helpful. It is helpful that the chapters are connected, but short.

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  • Jack G Warren
  • 03-29-19

This is an extremely interesting approach to learn

This is an extremely interesting approach to learn Spanish. Is essentially one page/one idea/one day sort of learning. An extremely , great book for those simply beginning to take in the nuts and bolts of Spanish.

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  • Gough
  • 03-23-20

This audiobook was extremely helpful

This audiobook is a great resource for Spanish language learning forever i have listened. It has all of thinking all off-topic and lots of tips for learning the Spanish language. If you listen to this audiobook you will learn a step by step. This audiobook was extremely helpful.

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  • Skye D Burgess
  • 03-17-20

I really love this audiobook

I have experience using various language apps such as Duolingo to study Spanish and Arabic, and I am planning on taking future college courses in Spanish. This book is good if you are a beginner in the Spanish language. It teaches you phrases that would come in handy if you ever traveled to a Spanish-speaking country, which I am planning to do.

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  • Fitzgerald
  • 03-16-20

Learn the Spanish Language for Beginners

This book is a good tool for a beginner/intermediate Spanish speakers. I personally have taken several years of Spanish in high school and college, but it has been years since I have studied or used my skill save for a personal trip to Spain that lasted for about a week. Look forward to more in the future.

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  • Lucas
  • 03-16-20

I’ve enjoyed this audiobook.

I’ve enjoyed this audiobook. Lots of great practical things to do that have changed my mood and overall health. I highly recommend this audiobook!

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  • Bartlett
  • 03-16-20

Good Book

This book extraordinarily exceptional, in the wake of inspecting this book I am so astonished. By moderation of the author and would bolster for this book to anyone. Much obliged to the writer for giving us such an excellent book.

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  • Faith
  • 03-16-20

My friend suggested me for this audiobook

This part is valuable when an individual is at any rate great in Spanish language and ready to comprehend the blend of words. This book is extremely useful to give speed stream in the Spanish Language. My friend was suggested to me to listen to this audiobook.

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  • Higgins
  • 03-16-20

Wow nice, listen to book...

This book is a great guide, whether you need help translating while traveling or for keys words and phrases for the everyday. It’s definitely helping me communicate with my team in the kitchen. Thanks for this great reference guide!

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  • Paige
  • 03-13-20

Useful list with example sentences

I am finding this book to be very useful since it's easy to study and review a few words each day. Although I have worked with similar lists before, this one is different because the words are used in context. The hidden bonus is that some of the other words in the sentences are new to me, so I'm building my vocabulary even faster.

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  • Bruce
  • 03-13-20

I am very pleased to listen that audible

This audiobook does need an index, I'll say that right off the bat. But that said, it has a lot of very helpful information and tools to used to teach yourself helpful things.