Speaking Boricua by Jared Romey
A Practical Guide to Puerto Rican Spanish (Jared Romey's Speaking Latino Series)

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Speaking Boricua is a humorous guide to Puerto Rican Spanish. With over 1500 Puerto Rican words and phrases, you will quickly understand Puerto Rican slang. Cartoon photos illustrate many of the words and phrases in an entertaining way. By using a few of these words your Puerto Rican friends will be laughing hysterically.

Words such as tripear, un quita'o, bregar, coraje, serrucho, mahón, cafre, palo, zafacón, china, fumón and mofongo will quickly become part of your everyday Puerto Rican vocabulary. Do you already speak Spanish? Well these words mean something completely different in Puerto Rico!!

The book also includes pronunciation and grammar sections that teach you how to speak and understand Puerto Rican. Symbols let you know when a word is naughty, similar to English, or commonly used. This book is the most in-depth, up-to-date source of Puerto Rican Spanish available.
NOTE: This is a Bilingual Book (English and Spanish) and contains words that are not appropriate for kids.
 

About Jared Romey

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Suffering a typical 9-5 existence, Jared's foray into lunch-hour Spanish shook up his mundane life. He quit his job, stopped by briefly to school, and then left his country...for 14 years. Early stumblings in real-world Spanish taught him that a cola isn't just a soft drink, bicho doesn't always mean a bug, and boludo may be heartfelt or middle-finger felt. Nine countries, three startups, two bestsellers and a Puerto Rican wife later, he is still confounded by how many Spanish words exist for "panties." His quest is to discover all those words. In between, he meanders, dabbles in languages, drinks wine and sells shampoo.
 
Published August 4, 2011 by Language Babel, Inc.. 101 pages
Genres: Education & Reference.

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