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English to Spanish Phrase Book

Portia1

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Despite taking four years of it during high school, I know very little Spanish--though I am trying to work on it before I begin in September. What English to Spanish phrasebook did you find helpful and light? I want to be able to communicate basic things probably accompanied by LOTS of hand motions! Did you only use the Brierley portion? Or was there something else you found to be more useful? I have the Rick Steve's Spanish Phrasebook but it includes a whole lot more than I want and thus is heavier than I need. I have been thinking about cutting it into pieces but before I do that, wanted to poll the amazing expertise on this list.
 
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sillydoll

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Pieter (from Santiagobis) once posted this phrasebook for pilgrims on his Forum.
Enjoy!
Scroll down to the pilgrim section - some of my favourites:

Where is that $@%#& yellow arrow?
Is this albergue free of bed bugs or can I bring my own?
I only need one bed. My manservant will sleep with the horses.
Have you got a strong box for my jewelry?

Making new friends section:

Is that a piece of tortilla española in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
 

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Timo

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Hello,
nice to see The Real Sense of Humour, ...my manservant... I think I´d print it and take with me and learn it by heart.
-T-
 
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sillydoll

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Year of past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
I thought Grant might respond to this thread but when he didn't I sent him a pm. Here is his reply:

Sorry for the delay, I've been wall to wall busy with several Websites, mine being just one.

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/PDF/Fou ... ionary.pdf

It's a one-pager; if there are enough good core Peregrino words to fill second or third pages, I'm game.

I have PC software you may find useful in deriving said verbage ..

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Downloa ... now_It.zip

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Downloa ... ionary.zip

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Downloa ... ionary.zip

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Downloa ... rammar.zip

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Downloads/The_Word.zip

We also have spoken instructional materials, streaming audio in stereo..

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Voice01 ... ice-01.htm FR

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Voice02 ... ice-02.htm DE

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Voice03 ... ice-03.htm IT

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Voice04 ... ice-04.htm ES

Hope these help. Anything else I can do to assist?
 

Snezbit

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sillydoll said:
Pieter (from Santiagobis) once posted this phrasebook for pilgrims on his Forum.
Enjoy!
Scroll down to the pilgrim section - some of my favourites:

Where is that $@%#& yellow arrow?
Is this albergue free of bed bugs or can I bring my own?
I only need one bed. My manservant will sleep with the horses.
Have you got a strong box for my jewelry?

Making new friends section:

Is that a piece of tortilla española in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

Fantastic little document, being used in everyday life until i leave :)
 
Phase list aside, Collins print a Spanish Dictionary called the Collins gem. Small and light weight (slightly larger than palm size)

English - Spanish; Spanish - English; a verb table, a list of phases covering meeting people, accomodation, shopping, health, restaurant, and best of all a menu reader so you have an idea what you had just ordered for lunch!

Only snag ? you would need a magnifying glass to read it.
 

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