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Books, Guides and Maps Read any good books lately? Did you manage to finish Captain Corelli's ...? Recommend your favourite travel guides and maps. Suggest holiday reads for kids.

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Old 18-10-2005, 03:14
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Hi guys!

This won't exactly make you instantly fluent but worth the 1

By Geddes and Grosset, 36000 words and translations and in "The Works" bookshop now.

ISBN 1 84205 217 9

Lots of words for all occasions!

No Porto, no examples please! >D
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When this topic went up at first I seem to recall there were ten or so views.

On looking today there was none , for technical reasons, presumably. The one this morning was mine.

Just indicates that so many people are not interested in learning any Spanish at all. Says it all doesn't it?
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I looked at it Porto...

And I feel guilty when I can't speak any Spanish...

Jane
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estoy estudiando espanol Porto. Gracias. Comprare el libro!!!!

Hablare pronto,

Pops
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That looks fantastic Pops! I haven't got a clue what you have said and will now spend the next hour working it out with my trusty Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary:lol
Take care.

Rob
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Hello All

I have been promising myself to try and learn a bit more Spanish for a long. I will get myself the Spanish Dictionary recommended but would also love to try and learn a bit more conversational Spanish. I should be ashamed of myself - I can just about order my wine (an absolute necessity!), ask where the toilets are and request the bill and that's just about my lot!

My local college used to do a great evening course 'Spanish in a suitcase' which, just as I was ready to enrol, has now finished - I think the tutor had enough of the horrible weather here in Yorkshire and went back to Spain!

Can anyone recommend a good 'teach yourself' Spanish book(s) or CD set?

Sarah
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Old 25-01-2006, 00:56
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Hi Sarah

Take a look at this link about learning Spanish:


p221.ezboard.com/fpollensaforumfrm23.showMessage?topicID=364.topic


Jane
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Old 25-01-2006, 01:18
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Jane

Thank you that's a great help. Looks like Michael Thomas is the man for me!

I'll let you know how I get on.

Sarah
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Just picked up a Collins gem Spanish Dictionary in Tescos for under 1.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it's pocket size

Robjay
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Im looking for a dictionary / phrase book that gives the Mallorcan words / phrases as well as or instead of the usual Castillian translation. I find that although Spanish is well understood, the older generation do speak the Mallorcan more - obviously! It would be good to be able to say a couple of words to show we care. It seems to sound more like a French dialect - adeu instead of adios - that type of thing. Anyone know of any shops which would do this - I have plenty of normal phrase books already! :rolleyes
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You'll find that a lot of the newer guide books do - I think the Time Out one does - I'll check for you - otherwise you need a Catalan phrase book. As I understand it Mallorquin is a spoken dialect of Catalan. Anything that you see written is Catalan - you'll also find some useful phrases on our language page puertopollensa.com/language.html Half-way down you'll see a box with a link to an online English-Catalan phrase book. If you have sound you can even listen to the phrases.

Re your comment on the older generation speaking Mallorquin, I think you'll find that they all speak it as it is the language taught in Schools & is in fact used a lot more now that it was a few years ago. Catalan was banned by Franco. So almost everybody understands Spanish - but they prefer not to use it.
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Thanks Pollensa, I thought this might be the case. It seems to be used more frequently even amoung the young/middle aged group now as well. And here I was thinking i had almost got the hang of things!!! :lol
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I just remembered - there is a great page here from the Balearic government:
weib.caib.es/Recursos/abast/paginas/alabast-eng.html
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