Learn Spanish “pronto” with these Spanish 101 books

Traveling to Mexico soon? Don’t speak a word of Spanish but need to communicate and get your point across? Or maybe you just want to brush up on a few basic phrases?

Never fear, there’s always a handy dictionary/guide/ “tumbaburros” (dummy rescue) ready for your language needs.

I found these books browsing at the Kitson store in Santa Monica, but I’m sure you could find them on amazon.com or online. Leave it to a practical gringo (that’s a term of endearment my friends, I mean no disrespect) to come up with Spanish on the go  booklets to get you through your next trip.

“Mexican Spanish” is not to be confused with Spanish Spanish…Here’s a book to get you through Mexico without having to spend hours learning the important stuff like grammar and pronounciation.

Learn basic Spanish with your Spanish Flash Cards… or have your kids use these to not feel ridiculous when asking “Donday Es-tah el Bain-nio?”

A VERY CLEVER take on learning to pronounce Spanish correctly with graphics and smart icon references . “Cone Goose Toe” Spanish Slanguage by Mike Ellis.

“Cone Lee Moan: With Lemon”… “Poe-Yo: Chicken”… but of course you have to know who Edgar Allen Poe was, so it takes a little bit of smarts to read this. Me Gusta! (May Goose-Tah: I like it)

5 thoughts on “Learn Spanish “pronto” with these Spanish 101 books

  1. The phonetics are kind of funny. Flash cards might be more my style.
    Right now I am using a chinese/pinying illustrated dictionary. It’s pretty thorough, but once you know the tones and structure, pronunciation becomes easier.

  2. Hi Mike, it’s so cool to read your comment! Thanks for checking out the blog. My friends and I really enjoyed your book on our shopping trip, a very clever and useful way to learn some Spanish. Great idea! Cheers.

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