Julie Reed

Helpful votes received on reviews: 50% (1 of 2)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Birthday: June 21
In My Own Words:
I'm a 19-year-old college sophomore. I study Spanish and International Business at Georgia State University, and I would love to write bilingual childrens books after I graduate. If that doesn't work out, I'll probably work at an elementary school as an ESL teacher. My main interests are foreign languages and cultures, child development, and law /true crime.


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NTC's Dictionary of Latin American Spanish by Rafael A. Olivares
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for Mexican Spanish, April 13 2002
This book has some major flaws, but it can be quite useful, and it is the only dictionary I've seen of its kind. It includes many of the most commonly used Mexican words, such as chamarra (jacket), chaparrito (under chaparro, a short person), guera/guero (a blonde or white person), and cochino (has many definitions, but can mean dirty/ slobbish, or a pervert). Next to each definition it also says which country the word is used in. However, it does nothing to explain the context in which the words are used. The word "chaparrito" is used affectionately rather than as an insult. The word "cochino" is usually used jokingly, when poking fun at someone. These are important distinctions, but this… Read more