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Great book, but terrible Kindle version
am 2. Oktober 2014
This is - in principle - a great book to teach yourself basic Spanish. It is clear and concise, gives a large number of examples for everything it teaches, and keeps you motivated to go on. It uses a "strange" but quite reasonable approach to the language, because it first teaches you past tense of the verbs before you learn present tense; and that's surprisingly efficient. I could say only good things about the book, BUT as I bought the kindle version, I have to say that the terrible and sloppy conversion to the kindle format almost ruins the whole book. It is obvious that it was scanned from a printed book, and NONE of the mistakes of the automatic character recognition in Spanish was corrected. Thus, on every single page, there is at least one (often more!) bad mistake where characters were mis-recognized, and the Spanish word is plain wrong/non-existing. If you look closely, you understand that the conversion machine mistook, for example a "c" for an "e", so that "cine" became "eine". Sometimes spaces are missing and words are joined, something words are broken in the middle into two meaningless parts. How are you supposed to study with this? Those mistakes must QUICKLY be corrected, because they ruin the learning experience.
So, for the book I would easily give five stars, but the kindle version can get one star maximum in its present form.