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Spanish_For_Dogs_ Spanish Textbook, Plonkerism and Cantonese  - PenAndWok.comHere we go again! 

Spurred on by the success of my covid lockdown-enforced Spanish textbook Plonkers Abroad where I introduce the new learning method plonkerism (learning language through other people's hilarious mistakes), I have now started a new book. 

Spanish for Dogs. 

What? But dogs can't read, you may very well protest. No, not yet. But with Chat GPT? No, joke. It's not for dogs per se, but for dog owners. Or just people who like dogs. Or even for those freaks of nature, people who don't like dogs. 

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Because you see, all dog owners like people who want to talk about their beloved furry flatmate. 

So I came up with this idea: Teaching the horrendous Spanish verbs (16 tenses PLUS genders and various other pitfalls) through conversations about dogs. I am using myself as a guinea pig, for I also need to extend my dog talking repertoire from my go-to "what's his name" and "how old is he."

So again, win-win! For if you want to learn something, write a book about it, as some wise philosopher without doubt has said. 

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We will revisit the witless family Smith, last seen tearing off their idiotic face covers, getting a dog and moving into a house, but also meet lots of other people with and without dogs. Watch this space! And send in suggestions! 

If you're not learning Spanish but Cantonese, don't despair. I'm writing a new, more family friendly course (as in, less alcohol and swearing) and will fit in lots of dogs there too. 

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Then you can easily learn Cantonese the Natural Way - from a Norwegian. 

Today's Cantonese: 我好鍾意狗仔 - o hou jungyi gau tsai - I well like dog-ettes/ I love dogs