Using Spanish Synonyms

Written for those with a basic competence in Spanish, this comprehensive synonyms guide is designed to help the learner find the right word for the right context - thus improving their vocabulary and enabling them to communicate more precisely and fluently. It contains around 900 lists of synonyms, each one classified according to its level of formality. Every synonym is illustrated with authentic examples, and the subtle shades of difference between them are clearly explained. The book contains four clear indexes: Spanish-Spanish, Argentinean-Spanish, Mexican-Spanish and English-Spanish, enabling the reader to instantly locate any word. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new material on Argentinean and Mexican varieties, including a useful comparison of Mexican and Iberian Spanish. It will continue to be an essential reference for college and undergraduate students, their teachers, and other language professionals seeking a clear, user-friendly guide to Spanish synonyms and their usage.

• Specific attention is given to the different registers (levels of formality) of each synonym • Second edition includes much more information on Argentinean and Mexican Spanish • Provides over 900 lists of synonyms, encouraging the student to explore a multiplicity of expressions, thus making their communication more precise and fluent


1. Introduction; 2. Spanish synonyms; 3. Index of Spanish items with frame titles; 4. Index of Argentinean items with frame titles; 5. Index of Mexican items with frame titles; 6. Index of English items with frame titles.


\'All in all the new edition is to be welcomed, because it refines and extends what was already a very useful resource for advanced users of Spanish. …The breadth of linguistic knowledge enshrined in this book is very impressive, with its authoritative classification by register and dialect. …Using Spanish Synonyms is an excellent reference work to have on one\'s shelves. The detail and accuracy are of the highest order reflecting meticulous preparation.\' Ian Mackenzie University of Newcastle