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Tango Spanish and Buenos Aires Travel Tips, a guide for tangueros for learning Spanish and traveling in Buenos Aires by Jeanie Tsui and Micaella Digenio

Tango Spanish and Buenos Aires Travel Tips: An essential guide for tangueros who want to learn Spanish for tango and dance in Buenos Aires!

Are you a tanguero/a who has been wanting to understand the Spanish lyrics, and connect to the emotion of tango songs? Have you been dreaming of visiting Buenos Aires, the mecca of tango, but not sure if you can navigate the city and get along? Fear not, this book will guide you step-by-step on how to learn the basic of Spanish for tango in 3 months, so you can have a complete understanding of tango culture, and build a stronger bonding to the music. The book also includes essential Spanish phrases and important tips for a successful first visit to Buenos Aires. In this book you will also find:

• Spanish vocabulary and phrases you need for milongas, tango classes, shoe shopping and more

• The most important features of Argentine Spanish, and how to speak it

• What not to say in Argentina

• Secrets for a successful first milonga in Buenos Aires

• Strategies for tango class taking

• Money saving tips for your tango trip

• How to stay safe in Argentina

Tango Spanish is the most comprehensive book you can find about Spanish for tango, combining tango Spanish phrases, language learning tips and travel recommendations which are essential for understanding tango and for having a successful tango trip to Argentina.

What the Readers Are Saying

Learning Tango? This is the book to take with you to Argentina


If you are going to Buenos Aires with the purpose of enhancing your knowledge of Tango, this is the book to bring with you. The bulk of the book is a typical phrase book, covering the essential phrases you’ll need to survive in and around activities related to tango. However, this book offers more, it also acts as a guide book and provides suggestions for other essential things such as getting around, shopping, payment and other practical tips. Another important section is the comparison between Spanish spoken in Spain and Spanish spoken in Argentina. Who knew there were so many differences?

This book is not (and does not advertise itself to be) a book about learning Spanish. It does not go into depth about grammar, pronunciation and so on. There are many other titles that do this and if you were going to Argentina with the sole purpose of learning tango, you probably don’t have time or desire to get everything correct.

Like all phrase books, it is often difficult to structure the phrases in a way that makes it easy for readers to remember what they’ve read. There’s a ton of phrases in the book but no easy way to memorise them. Hopefully I’ll remember the phrases when I need to use them in Buenos Aires.

The book is not heavy reading, if you’re a last minute person like myself, you can read it several times on the flight over to Argentina.

It is a KEEPER!

(Eddie Chiu)

What I like about this book is that it doesn’t try to overwhelm the readers with a lot of information. Instead it relates only the essentials, rather comprehensive really, for an enjoyable and safe trip to Buenos Aires. Written by a tanguera for the community, I am more than happy to add that to my tango collection.

Interested in learning for Spanish for tango? Check out the blog by the authors!

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