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Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms

Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms

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5,000 Express to Spice Up Your Spanish. Has both English and Spanish entries!

Don't sound like una momia - add a little sizzle to your Spanish!

The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang presents more than 5,000 current slang and colloquial expressions. Each entry is accompanied by a fun example in both Spanish and English, so you understand the phrase in context and avoid any language faux pas in the future. Also included is a handy section on Spanish equivalents to common English slang phrases.

If someone called you tragaldabas would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted ¡Mota! in the street, would you expect 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

  • niños popis (upper-class kids) Spoiled brats
  • Conti go 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 espantapájaro (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?)

En menos que canta un gallo (in less than a cock crows), you'll know the slang and colloquialisms that make everyday interactions in the Spanish-speaking world so colorful.

PLEASE NOTE: This book contains some vulgar language. If you are easily offending, please do not buy this book!

Paperback Book, 436 pages