Spanish for Geniuses
Author: Andromeda Jones
Have you been learning Spanish for a while, but still have trouble speaking? You may have a good knowledge of grammar and a reasonable vocabulary, but when it comes to conversation, barely a few words escape your mouth.
Why is this?
It happens because although you know roughly what to say, you don’t know how to say it.
Conversations are made from phrases and not words, which is why to get by on holiday you buy a phrasebook and not a dictionary. The problem is that phrase books only teach you the basics: enough to check into a hotel or order a coffee; certainly not enough to keep up with a conversation.
But what if there were a book that gave you phases for almost every type of conversation?
Welcome to Spanish for Geniuses. I say ‘for Geniuses’ not because only a genius can learn a language but because the book offers Genius hacks to get you speaking fluently, quicker.
Spanish for Geniuses gives you the tools to say everything you are used to saying in English with thousands of phrases divided by conversation category. These range from encouraging; ‘!hace la fuerza!’ (‘give it some!’) to commiserating; ‘¡vaya tela!’ (‘what a nightmare!’), organising; ‘te quedo a las cinco,’ (‘I’ll meet you at 5pm’) and even receiving a joke; ‘¿!me tomas el pelo!?’ (‘are you kidding me?’).
Still not clear on the grammar? No problem: part one covers all tenses, as well as nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions but taught the Genius way with box-outs explaining the differences between English and Spanish to help you eliminate those ‘gringo’ mistakes.