Book Review: Mexislang by Raul Jimenez – A Delightful Insight Into Mexican Slang And Culture

Book Details:

Title: Mexislang
Author: Raul Jimenez
Publication Date: January 15th, 2018
Genre: Education, Culture

My thoughts:

What an interesting, unique insight into Mexican slang! I just started learning Spanish, so I thought Mexislang would be an interesting addition to my studies, and I was not wrong. While my Spanish teacher would probably not approve, I enjoyed the detailed insights into origins of the individual expressions the Author showcased. Entertaining and educational, this book made me frown at times, and chuckle at others, and with that brought this language more to life than any ordinary textbook could do.

Book Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

Summary:

I have been teaching Mexican Spanish online for more than 2 years, and while talking to my students, I’ve noticed how interested they were in learning “mexislang.”
They asked me about it all the time, and it started to fascinate me as well. I realized how slang didn’t follow any rules and was constantly changing, day by day.
I created a blog – mexislang.com – where I started posting entries for my students, to better explain them how slang words were used and why.
These blog posts have evolved into this book.
Here, I gather the most important phrases and words of mexislang and explain their history and usage, including examples.
You will find this manual useful if…
•you want to learn Spanish from Mexico;
•you are going to travel to Mexico;
•you want to understand Mexican culture better;
•you like learning new languages;
•you want to communicate better with Mexican people;
•you want to learn the most recent Mexican slang (and internet slang), from 2018;
•You want to learn slang from a real Mexican tutor who has taught Spanish to people from all around the world.
Mexico is the 8th most visited country in the world, and #1 in Latin America, so this is a book that can be used by adventurers, businessmen, spring breakers, and any average joe who wants to make bonds, communicate, and establish good relationships with Mexican people.
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