Do you want a book which will help you to enjoy your life in Spain even more? ¡Va por ti! This is for you!

Do you want a book which will help you to enjoy your life in Spain even more? ¡Va por ti! This is for you!

Do you know how to establish your turn in the queue to buy a loaf of bread? Or what to say when you answer the phone? Can you order coffee exactly the way you like it? Do you wish you knew the right thing to say at a Spanish wedding or funeral, or at the birth of a baby? If you are living in Spain and want to know more about its customs and how to communicate with your neighbours, then this book is for you.

Sixteen years after the publication of “Liz Parry’s Spanish Phrase Book” based on the award-winning column “Spanish Language and Customs” in SUR in English, the author has now published a new edition entitled “¡Va por ti! This is for you!” – available now on Amazon.

With an introduction by Joanna Styles of guidetomalaga.com and fresh illustrations by SUR cartoonists Idígoras, Pachi and Sansón, the 163-page book has been updated with new material and expressions for readers interested in understanding Spain and in learning the right words for specific situations.

Liz says: “Updating the book has really been a labour of love! I love living in Spain and I love the language and the people… and I love the cartoons, which illustrate the issues that concern Spaniards with a healthy dose of humour!”

I’ve been working on the book since I retired, and I see it as a continuation of the SUR in English slogan of ‘Linking communities’”.

Karl Smallman

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