By Nuria Agulló


Spanish between Amigos Phrasebook is aimed toward those that have already got a bit Spanish below their belts. it truly is geared to an individual who desires to get past "survival" Spanish and very commence talking and making "amigos".

This unique phrasebook presents readers with all of the instruments they should keep it up a talk. except accomplished lists of ready-to-go-phrases that would get the reader sounding like a local, the phrasebook deals grammar tips, insights into Spanish tradition, notes on idioms and slang, and tips about heading off universal blunders. It additionally includes true-to-life conversations "among amigos" that includes Pepa and Pili, sassy younger ladies from Madrid, and their good friend Mark, an American whose Spanish does not rather degree up. Readers even have the opportunity to perform the words in fill-in-the-blank dialogues on the finish of every unit.

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Give up smoking take higher care of your self You shouldn’t . . . You shouldn’t . . . visit mattress so overdue take issues rather a lot to middle • The Conditional As in English, a method of giving recommendation is utilizing the conditional shape. Si fuera tú, no lo dudaría. Yo que tú, lo haría cuanto antes. If I have been you, I’d move forward and do it. If I have been you, I’d do it once attainable. in the event you like, you could fail to remember the if I have been you half. hence, begin the sentence with yo. Yo no lo dudaría. Yo lo haría cuanto antes. I’d move forward and do it. I’d do it once attainable. you can even use the conditional to assert you’re in desire of doing anything. consequently, insert por mí among the topic and verb. Yo por mí, saldría temprano. I’m for leaving early. Yo por mí, iría a otro sitio. I’m for going in other places. sixty seven 68 Spanish between Amigos Phrasebook Responding Te voy a hacer caso. Voy a seguir tu consejo/ recomendación. Tienes razón. Puede que tengas razón. Está bien, OK,2... [LA] Vale,2... [SP] iré lo haré No sé. Me da corte. 2 [SP] No lo tengo tan claro. ¿Crees que servirá de algo? No sé si eso sería lo mejor. I’m going to take your suggestion. I’m going to stick with your recommendation. You’re correct. you are correct. okay, okay, . . . okay, . . . I’ll move I’ll do it I don’t be aware of. i think embarrassed/shy/awkward approximately it. I’m no longer so yes. /I’m now not confident approximately that. Do you think that that’d support? I’m uncertain that it’d be the easiest factor to do. Pepa and Pili ‘ s Golden tips Here’s a few suggestion which can turn out to be useful. observe that it’s all within the significant shape right here (though you may also use the conditional). Cuídate (mucho). Mímate (un poco). [SP] Sé optimista. Intenta ver el lado positivo. Take (good) care of your self. wreck your self (a little). Be confident. try to glance at the vivid aspect. providing aid and suggestion No te precipites. Piénsatelo bien. Sé prudente. Don’t rush into whatever. imagine it over. Be brilliant. /Don’t rush into whatever. No te agobies. [SP] Don’t get stressed approximately it. Don’t permit it get to you. No dejes que te amargue l. a. vida. [SP] Tómatelo con calma. Tómatelo con filosofía. ¡Espabílate! 1 [SP] Hazlo cuanto antes. No lo dejes/pospongas. ¡Ponte las pilas! 1 Intenta resolverlo. Pasa de él/ella. 2 [SP] No le hagas caso. No le des importancia. No te comas el coco. 2 [SP] Lánzate. 1 [SP] ¡A por él/ella/ello! No lo pienses más. No le des más vueltas. No te vas a arrepentir. Don’t get labored up. Don’t permit it get to you. / attempt to placed issues into standpoint. Get at the ball! Do it once attainable. Don’t positioned it off. Get cracking/going! /Get on it! attempt to paintings it out. Blow him/her off. /Forget approximately him/her. Don’t concentrate on him/her. Don’t stay on it. /Don’t supply it one other inspiration. Don’t reside on it. /Don’t lose any sleep over it. opt for it. opt for him/her/it! Don’t supply it a moment proposal. /Do it. Don’t supply it a moment concept. /Just do it. You won’t remorse it. sixty nine 70 Spanish between Amigos Phrasebook instantaneous A You ask Pepa for suggestion in your upcoming journey to Cádiz. Fill within the blanks on your dialog. Tú ¿Conoces Cádiz? Pepa Sí, es una ciudad maravillosa.

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