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Spanish: A Colourful Guide to Idiomatic Usage


Concentrating on the pitfalls and difficulties inherent in colloquial usage, this reference work contains numerous Spanish words and phrases with commentaries on their correct meanings. Emphasis is placed on choosing the right word for the right occasion. Alternative vocabulary is provided with notes on register and nuance and on the differences between spoken and written forms. There is also advice on courtesy, gender and the avoidance of false friends - words which look similar to English words but mean something slightly ...

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Spanish: A Colourful Guide to Idiomatic Usage
1992, Cassell, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780304341672


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