Travel/Language No matter where you're going in the Spanish-speaking world—
perhaps Mexico? Puerto Rico? Ecuador? Spain?— learn to speak the colloquial
language the natives really use with Making Out in Spanish. This phrase book is
Author: Celia Espelleta
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Making Out in Spanish is a fun, accessible and thorough Spanish phrase book and guide to the Spanish language as it's really spoken. Te adoro! Cuando puedo volver a verte?—(I adore you! When can I see you next time?) Answer this correctly in Spanish and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Spanish classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in a Spanish speaking country you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for. If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Latin America or Spain and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Spanish phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Spanish has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Spanish for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Spanish expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Latin script, each expression is now given in phonetics, making pronunciation a breeze. (For example, Buana idea! is also written as BWE-na ee-DE-a!). This Spanish phrasebook includes: Information about Latin American Spanish vs. Spain Spanish as well as regional dialects. A guide to pronouncing Spanish words correctly. Explanations of basic Spanish grammar, such as question forms, male vs. female, formal vs. informal and vowel stress. Complete Spanish translations including phonetic script. Useful and interesting notes on Spanish language and culture. Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks. Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.
With her arrival, glaad began to monitor Spanish-language media and hand out
Spanish-language Media Awards. In assessing what future “cultural interest
media” initiatives should prioritize, a glaad management team report proposed
that a ...
Author: Vincent Doyle
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Making Out in the Mainstream is the first full-length study of LGBT media activism, revealing the daily struggle to reconcile economic and professional pressures with conflicting personal, organizational, and political priorities. Documenting the rise and evolution of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Vincent Doyle presents a nuanced perspective on the complexity, contradictions, and ambivalences of advancing social causes through popular media. Based on participant observation, in-depth interviews, and archival research carried out at GLAAD’s New York and Los Angeles offices from 2000 to 2001, Making Out in the Mainstream analyzes the GLAAD Media Awards and the organization’s responses to controversial public figures such as Dr Laura Schlessinger and Eminem, and programs such as Queer as Folk. Doyle argues that the earlier political strategy of coming out to the mainstream, intended to dismantle closeted life and create a mass movement, has been supplanted by the market-oriented "making out" in the mainstream, which privileges respectable images of homosexuality in the pursuit of political and economic gain. He shows how this emphasis on respectability clashes with the development of a diverse movement that campaigns for greater inclusion and he offers a sophisticated appeal for more complicated understandings of assimilation and anti-normalization. Painting a complex portrait of a prominent gay and lesbian organization during a period of rapid social change, Making Out in the Mainstream reveals not only the limitations of “mainstreaming,” but also its political possibilities.
Making Out in Tagalog is your passport to the living, breathing, colorful language
spoken on the streets of the Philippines. ... grammatical structures of French,
German, Italian or Spanish, you will find Tagalog, especially the informal version
Author: Renato Perdon
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Making Out in Tagalog is your indispensable guide to contemporary Tagalog language (Filipino) as it's really spoken on the streets of Manila. This best-selling Tagalog phrase book is the perfect introduction to everyday interactions in The Philippines and includes colorful slang that'll help rev up your social life. A great way to learn Tagalog, Making Out in Tagalog features a pronunciation guide, and notes on Tagalog language and culture. With Making Out in Tagalog you'll be able to express yourself when: Making new friends Sharing a meal Going out on the town Flirting and getting amorous And much more! Each expression in this book is given in Tagalog and their English translations. It is designed to enhance your experience in using the language (and in a pinch, you can show the Tagalog text to the person you're speaking to). Making Out in Tagalog also includes interesting tips on social norms and cultural practices, eating, social media, hanging out, and other situations. For the savvy traveler, this is a Tagalog phrasebook you won't want to be without!
In short, if you were born here, or earned your citizenship papers, you were
simply—an American. There were five people of Mexican descent attending TC
High. They were politely called, “Spanish” when discussing their heritage back
Author: David Laurence
Making Out is a novel about a man (David Carter) who writes a novel about his life as seen through the eyes of his protagonist, David Nickelson. During his journey (from seventh grade through his forty-year class reunion) Nickelson, along with many of the other Carter characters, will not only win your heart, but they will make you wish that you had lived during those years accurately described as the Fabulous Fifties. Making Out will bring back memories to those who lived during that era, but it will also allow its younger readers to see, feel, and experience how life was when their grandparents were young, discovering, as they will, that those ancient ones were a whole lot more wild than any of them could imagine. But the 1950s were only the root years. David Nickelsons life did go on. Experience with Nickelson and his friendstheir drinking habits, their gangwars and their brutal personal altercations; discover their religious beliefs, their early attitude toward, and participation in, the drug scene; learn of their wild sexual antics along with the tenderness they could, at the same time, show to those they loved. Learn about their love of hot cars, their attitude toward those in authority, their dealings with whores, and their perspective on minority issues. Last, travel with Nickelson to Viet Nam. Learn what he learned, and how he dealt with what he discovered. And upon his return, learn how he, and his friends, made out in a world changing so fast it made them long for those days when life was easy, when the future for them seemed so fi lled with good things to come. Read Making Out and you will learn history, not as it has been portrayed by the media, but as it actually happened. Read Making Out and you will know that America can still return to its roots, its core values, and by doing so become, once again, the Country it once was.
... the way of Chinese or Spanish, or any of the other all-consuming lingua franca
of our day. Finding good material can be challenging. Though there is some
good stuff out there for those truly inspired to learn Burmese as a foreign
Author: T. F. Rhoden
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Making Out in Burmese is a fun, accessible and thorough Burmese phrase book and guide to the Burmese language as it's really spoken. Nihn yeh myiht lohn goh jait deh. Beh daw teht-dway ja oo me-lah?—(You have beautiful eyes. When can I see you again?) Answer this correctly in Burmese and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Burmese classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Myanmar (Burma) you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for. If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Myanmar and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Burmese phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Burmese has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Burmese for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Burmese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized, each expression is now given in authentic Burmese script (myanma bhasa), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Burmese phrasebook includes: A guide to pronouncing Burmese words correctly, including aspiration, vowels, nasal endings, and guttural stops. Explanations of basic Burmese grammar. Romanized forms of words and phrases. Complete Burmese translations including Burmese script (myanma bhasa). Useful and interesting notes on the Burmese language and culture. Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks. Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.
Before he could answer, La Abeja started making out with Jamal. Big Butt walked
up behind Jamal and started feelin' up his glutes and his abdominal muscles
from behind. Jamal was sandwiched between two fine Spanish girls and was
Author: Grieving Patriot
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Mortal Jigsaw puzzle follows the struggles of a heroic urban vice principal, as he attempts to control a large high school teetering on the verge of chaos. During the course of an infamous day known as Fat Lip Friday, the ghetto principal tries valiantly to keep control of his school in the midst of a full blown gang war. Immersed in an environment replete with urban music, violence, verbiage, and dress, the reader is bombarded with shocking images of life in the modern hood. As the visceral educational conflagration unfolds, the protagonist, Jose Perez, unexpectedly catches glimpses of a diabolical conspiracy of which street gangs are just a small part. Thanks to his keen senses, Mr. Perez slowly collects the pieces to a profoundly disturbing global puzzle comprised of codes, lyrics, art, and symbols of Egyptian, Masonic, and satanic origin. While attempting to place the gratuitous carnage and depravity of the inner city into perspective, Mr. Perez accidentally stumbles upon an interdisciplinary mind control plan which draws upon religion, politics, economics, psychology, marketing, history, and the occult. Alarmed by his findings, Mr. Perez warns his community of their pending doom, only to be hunted down by the very debt cattle whom he tries to save from oblivion. In the end, both his community and his nation are condemned to fall under this nefarious plot, as this educators quixotic mission abruptly ends with an ominous knock on his front door.
Myimperfect solution is to set forth a short checklistof Spanish swear words,
making clear that it serves equally wellas a short course onhow tosound rude,
vulgar, and boorish. Mostof these words andphrases, used at the wrong moment
or in ...
Author: Joseph J. Keenan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Many language books are boring—this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way—by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people—it offers English speakers who have a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph J. Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test—communicating fluently with native speakers.
Such efforts at control did not stop at the political sphere; they were carried out in
all areas of Pueblo social life. In this chapter, I focus on efforts to carry out state
making in the economic sphere, and the impact of such efforts on Pueblo peoples
Author: Tracy L. Brown
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Pueblo people reacted to Spanish colonialism in many different ways. While some resisted change and struggled to keep to their long-standing traditions, others reworked old practices or even adopted Spanish ones. Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonial Authority in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico examines the multiple approaches Pueblo individuals and villages adopted to mitigate and manage the demands that Spanish colonial authorities made upon them. In doing so, author Tracy L. Brown counters the prevailing argument that Pueblo individuals and communities’ only response to Spanish colonialism was to compartmentalize—and thus freeze in time and space—their traditions behind a cultural “iron curtain.” Brown addresses an understudied period of Pueblo Indian/Spanish colonial history of New Mexico with a work that paints a portrait of pre-contact times through the colonial period with a special emphasis on the eighteenth century. The Pueblo communities that the Spaniards encountered were divided by language, religion,and political and kinship organization. Brown highlights the changes to, but also the maintenance of, social practices and beliefs in the economic, political, spiritual and familial and intimate realms of life that resulted from Pueblo attempts to negotiate Spanish colonial power. The author combines an analysis of eighteenth century Spanish documentation with archaeological findings concerning Pueblo beliefs and practices that spans the pre-contact period to the eighteenth century in the Southwest. Brown presents a nonlinear view of Pueblo life that examines politics, economics, ritual, and personal relationships. The book paints a portrait of the Pueblo peoples and their complex responses to Spanish colonialism by making sense of little-researched archival documents and archaeological findings that cast light on the daily life of Pueblo peoples.
I gleaned all of this somehow, by making out some of their Spanish and having
Raquel turn to me when she remembered to hurriedly translate. The Mexicans
didn't seem to realize I didn't speak Spanish. Every now and then, one of them ...
Author: Kate Christensen
Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter. Raquel is a Los Angeles rock star with a platinum album and the attendant money and fame. When Josie realizes her marriage is over, and Raquel finds herself at the center of a scandal, these old friends take off for Mexico City where sweltering heat, new acquaintances, and tequila-fueled nights rapidly spiral out of control. In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Once again, the lack of double consonants makes spelling the d sound easy: It's
always a single d in any Spanish word. The letter t ... To make the sound, start out
making the b sound, and slur into the v sound at the last second. When it comes ...
Author: Ken Stewart
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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It wiped out any chance of David making it out alive. The rain had eased back
into a soft mist that dotted David's face and dripped down onto his jacket. He
wasn't even aware of it, his rage at the death of Morales and Steve had stifled
Author: Patricia Murguia
More than anything, David Gonzales wants peace. He has existed in a state of war his entire life, fighting for his very existence against a man who holds the town of Santa Christa and the Spanish Hill neighborhood hostage. In Spanish Hill, old grudges die hard—if they die at all—and the feud raging between Harrison Byers and the Gonzales family has been without hope of ever ending. It started with Miguel, David’s father, more than twenty-five years ago. David, the oldest son, didn’t know why Byers hated them, but he grew up hating the man who had squeezed the heart out of Spanish Hill. Now, it is his job to exact justice for his people, an eye for an eye. A little hope has come into his life, and he will let nothing steal it away. Libby McCulloch, a charming newcomer, is a ray of joy for David, but he has no idea how this growing love will soon turn his life inside out. Unknowingly, he has broken Byers’s cardinal rule: Mexicans are not to mix with whites. Now enraged even more, Byers escalates his vengeance. David is caught in the middle of this new firestorm as he struggles to save his family, his neighborhood, and the forbidden love of his life.
... eyeing the ground ahead of them for any potential pitfalls. The voices ahead
grew steadily louder, and he could make out the high, excited pitch of the
conversation. Spanish, of course, but he was fluent, so he had no trouble making
out the ...
Author: Paula Graves
A spy is forced to come in from the cold in the first book in The Gates miniseries by award-winning author Paula Graves Coming in from the cold is the only choice for Sinclair Solano, once a fiery young radical turned CIA double agent turned fugitive. Not only must he free his kidnapped sister from the rebels he betrayed, but he also must clear his name. And neither will be easy with beautiful FBI agent Ava Trent dogging his trail. Seeing no other option, Sin uneasily joins forces with Ava to plan an ultradaring guerilla attack and rescue op. But the mission requires trusting Ava, and putting her irresistible body in the line of fire. Being alive has never been so dangerous….