Basic Spanish: The Basic Spanish Series

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Heinle
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THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, 2E offers a flexible, concise introduction to Spanish grammar and communication with state-of-the-art online learning tools to better address the needs of today's students and professionals who need a working knowledge of Spanish. For the second edition, we maintain the strengths of the program while making it more accessible to all students of Spanish. We are proud to offer an extensive technology program with this edition, thereby improving students' access to required materials and giving instructors the freedom to design their courses in the way that best meets their students' needs.

Table of Contents

Lecci?n preliminar I
Communication: You will learn to greet people and exchange some polite questions and answers, exchange phone numbers, talk about days and dates, and describe colors
Greetings and farewells
Cardinal numbers 0-39
The alphabet
Days of the week
Months of the year
Lecci?n preliminar II
Communication: You will learn about cognates and some simple vocabulary related to the classroom
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
Subject pronouns
The present indicative of ser
Uses of hay
Cardinal numbers 40-299
Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to restaurants and cafeterias
Country highlighted: Espa?a
The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time
Cardinal numbers 300-1,000
Communication: You will learn additional vocabulary relate to restaurants
Country highlighted: M?xico
Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs
Possession with de
Possessive adjectives
The personal a
Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to the family
Country highlighted: Guatemala
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a+ infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Communication: You will learn vocabulary pertaining to hotels
Countries highlighted: Honduras and El Salvador
The irregular verbs tener and venir
Expressions with tener
Comparative forms
Irregular comparative forms
Communication: You will learn vocabulary about typical activities related to traveling in a foreign country
Country highlighted: Nicaragua
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive
Ordinal numbers: Cuanto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 1-5
Communication: You will learn more vocabulary related to situations encountered while traveling
Countries highlighted: Costa Rica and Panama
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Pronouns as object of a preposition
Direct object pronouns
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to travel arrangements
Countries highlighted: Puerto Rico
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Saber contrasted with conocer
Indirect object pronouns
Communication: You will learn vocabulary to sports and other outdoor activities
Countries highlighted: Cuba and Republica Dominicana
Pedir contrasted with preguntar
Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to daily routine and personal grooming
Country highlighted: Venezuela
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive constructions
Command forms: Ud. and Uds
Uses of object pronouns with command forms
Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to housework, shopping and weather
Country highlighted: Colombia
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit of ser, ir and dar
Uses of por and para
Seasons of the year and weather expressions ?Cu?nto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 6-10
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to everyday life
Country highlighted: Ecuador
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: t?
Un matrimonio peruano va de compras
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect
Communication: Shopping for clothes
Culture: Per?
Different ways of shopping in the Hispanic world
En una tienda por departamentos en La Paz
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se
?Qu?? and ?Cu?l? used with ser
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to autom?viles
Country highlighted: Paraguay
The past participle
The present perfect tense
The past perfect (pluperfect) tense
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to transportation
Country highlighted: Chile
The future tense
The conditional tense
Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. ?Cu?nto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 11-15
Communicaton: You will learn vocabulary related to traveling by train
Country highlighted: Argentina
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to hospital care in emergencias
Country highlighted: Uruguay
The subjunctive to express emotion
The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
Formation of adverbs
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to collage life
Nationality highlighted: Los puertorrique?os
The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
Diminutive suffixes
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to health problems and visits to the doctor's office
Nationality highlighted: Los mexicanoamericanos
The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
The present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive
Communication: You will learn vocabulary to running errands
Nationality highlighted: Los cubanoamericanos
The imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
If clauses. ?Cu?nto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 16-20
Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
Useful Classroom Expressions
Weights and Measures
Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary
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