Contents

                               Contents

 

1          An Introduction to the Game

            Fans vs. Players................................................................................. 1

            So... We Meet Again......................................................................... 3

            Keeping It Real................................................................................. 6

 

2.         Do-It Yourself Spanish................................................................... 7

            Getting Started.................................................................................. 8

            Instructions........................................................................................ 9

            Troubleshooting............................................................................... 10

            General Housekeeping Rules............................................................ 13

 

3.         First & last Impressions

            All the Hellos and Good-byes Youll Need to Know........................ 16

            The Three Bs................................................................................. 18

            Absentee Formalities....................................................................... 20

            Greetings Greatest Hits.................................................................... 21

            Good-byes Greatest Hits................................................................ 25

 

4.         Whos Who

            Names, Nicknames, and Nios........................................................ 29

            Whos Who in the Imaginary World................................................. 30

 

5.         Talking the Talk Means Walking the Walk

            181 Steps Closer to Fluency............................................................ 31

 

6.         Watching Your Language

The Essentials of

            Madre, Chingar, Cabron(a) and Pendejo(a).................................... 96

 

7.         Party Training

            Lingo for Living La Vida Loca....................................................... 101

 

8.         The Classified Ad Reclassified.................................................. 104

            Lets Get Physical.......................................................................... 105

            Sticks and Stones.......................................................................... 109

            Terms of Endearment..................................................................... 135

 

9.         One-Liners

            Everyday Expressions, Wisecracks,

            Comebacks, & Snappy Answers................................................... 142

 

10.       No Mans Land

            Useful Vocabulary That Didnt Make the Cut................................. 163

 

            Index............................................................................................. 175