Quick Guide to Colombian Spanish Book

Quick Guide to Colombian Spanish


  • Author : Language Babel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 0983840555
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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Quick Guide to Colombian Spanish Summary:

Traveling to Colombia to live there or study Spanish? Or maybe you are a native Colombian wanting to better connect with your roots, heritage and culture? This book is for you. This dictionary-style book of words and phrases helps you better understand Colombian Spanish and slang. The collection of more than 450 terms and sayings will help you become familiar with the richness of the country's Spanish. It includes slang and vulgar words that you will likely run across in everyday conversations. Each term has been defined in English and synonyms are included when available. There are also more than 450 example sentences demonstrating how to use the words. It includes 36 black and white illustrations. Words like parce, verraco, pelao and chino will no longer be amystery. You will be on your way to Colombian Spanish fluency with this phrasebook of Spanish vocabulary words from Colombia. IS THIS BOOK FOR ME? This book contains words that are not appropriate for kids. If you are just starting to learn Spanish, this book is best used as a complementary reference source to any program or class designed to teach you Spanish. This book and the other books of the Speaking Latino series are not designed as stand-alone learning aids, to teach you Spanish. Instead, they expand your country-specific Spanish vocabulary. If you already speak Spanish, this book help you understand local Spanish from Colombia. Be sure to use the Amazon Look Inside function to see what this book will and will not teach.

The Feast of the Goat Book
Score: 3.5
From 38 Ratings

The Feast of the Goat


  • Author : Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571268146
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb

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The Feast of the Goat Summary:

Urania Cabral, a New York lawyer, returns to the Dominican Republic after a lifelong self-imposed exile. Once she is back in her homeland, the elusive feeling of terror that has overshadowed her whole life suddenly takes shape. Urania's own story alternates with the powerful climax of dictator Rafael Trujillo's reign. In 1961, Trujillo's decadent inner circle (which includes Urania's soon-to-be disgraced father) enjoys the luxuries of privilege while the rest of the nation lives in fear and deprivation. As Trujillo clings to power, a plot to push the Dominican Republic into the future is being formed. But after the murder of its hated dictator, the Goat, is carried out, the Dominican Republic is plunged into the nightmare of a bloody and uncertain aftermath. Now, thirty years later, Urania reveals how her own family was fatally wounded by the forces of history. In The Feast of the Goat Mario Vargas Llosa eloquently explores the effects of power and violence on the lives of both the oppressors and those they victimized. 'The Feast of the Goat will stand out as the great emblematic novel of Latin America's twentieth century and removes One Hundred Years of Solitude of that title.' Times Literary Supplement

A Frozen Woman Book

A Frozen Woman


  • Author : Annie Ernaux
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609802202
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

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A Frozen Woman Summary:

WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE A Frozen Woman charts Ernaux's teenage awakening, and then the parallel progression of her desire to be desirable and her ambition to fulfill herself in her chosen profession - with the inevitable conflict between the two. And then she is 30 years old, a teacher married to an executive, mother of two infant sons. She looks after their nice apartment, raises her children. And yet, like millions of other women, she has felt her enthusiasm and curiosity, her strength and her happiness, slowly ebb under the weight of her daily routine. The very condition that everyone around her seems to consider normal and admirable for a woman is killing her. While each of Ernaux's books contain an autobiographical element, A Frozen Woman, one of Ernaux's early works, concentrates the spotlight piercingly on Annie herself. Mixing affection, rage and bitterness, A Frozen Woman shows us Ernaux's developing art when she still relied on traditional narrative, before the shortened form emerged that has since become her trademark.

100  Funny Mexican Jokes Book

100 Funny Mexican Jokes


  • Author : R. Cristi
  • Publisher : Psylon Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 0986600407
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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100 Funny Mexican Jokes Summary:

Some random Mexican jokes from the book: A big tough Mexican man married a good-looking Mexican lady and after the wedding, laid down the following rules: "Honey, I'll be home when I want, if I want and at what time I want - and I don't expect any hassle from you. I expect a great dinner to be on the table unless I tell you otherwise. I'll go hunting, fishing, boozing, and card-playing when I want with my old buddies and don't you give me a hard time about it. Those are my rules! Any comments?" His lovely new bride said, "No, that's fine with me. Just understand that there'll be sex here at eight o'clock every night - whether you're here or not." *** A German, an Australian, and a Mexican are on a plane. They say that they can tell where they are by sticking their hands out of the pane. The German sticks his hand out and says "We are in Germany." The others ask, "How do you know," the German says, "Because it's so cold." Then the Australian sticks his hand out and says "We are in Australia," the others ask "How do you know," he replies "Because it's so warm." Then the Mexican sticks his hand out and back in. He says " We are in Mexico," the others ask "How do you know," he says " Because my watch is gone" *** What's a Mexican favorite book store? Borders. Did you hear about that one Mexican that went to college? Yeah.. me neither. How do you stop a Mexican tank? Shoot the guy pushing it. What do you call a Mexican without a lawn mower? Unemployed. What do you do when a Mexican is riding a bike? Chase after him, it's probably yours! Why are Mexicans so short? They all live in basement apartments. Why do Mexicans re-fry their beans? Have you seen a Mexican do anything right the first time? How come there aren't any Mexicans on Star Trek? They don't work in the future, either. What do you call a Mexican in a two-story house? Adopted. Why do Mexican kids walk around school like they own the place? Because their dads built it and their mom clean it. 2 Mexicans are in a c

The Simpsons and Philosophy Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Simpsons and Philosophy


  • Author : William Irwin
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2001-02-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812696943
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

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The Simpsons and Philosophy Summary:

This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society — and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle’s virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the show, and concludes with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and other thinkers.

Fluent in 3 Months Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Fluent in 3 Months


  • Author : Benny Lewis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062282705
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb

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Fluent in 3 Months Summary:

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Divination on stage Book

Divination on stage


  • Author : Folke Gernert
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2021-02-08
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110734805
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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Divination on stage Summary:

Magicians, necromancers and astrologers are assiduous characters in the European golden age theatre. This book deals with dramatic characters who act as physiognomists or palm readers in the fictional world and analyses the fictionalisation of physiognomic lore as a practice of divination in early modern Romance theatre from Pietro Aretino and Giordano Bruno to Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Thomas Corneille.