9780470462447

Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470462447

  • ISBN10:

    0470462442

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/10/2009
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Summary

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish!Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater confidence - and the bonus CD helps you start speaking Spanish from day one!Warm up with the basics - handle greetings and small talk and review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and datesSpeak in everyday settings - handle greetings and small talk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask for directions, and deal with emergenciesGrasp grammar essentials - learn to identify and use the various parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simple past, present, and future tenseStretch your skills - issue commands with the imperative mood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with the reflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctiveTake Spanish to work - communicate with colleagues or customers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, and review example workplace scenarios for common professionsOpen the book and find:Basic and advanced Spanish grammarPronunciation tips and vocabulary chartsVerb conjugations for regular and irregular verbsMasculine and feminine nounsTips for using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrasesProper ways to ask questionsThe inside scoop on the key verb haberKey phrases for numerous work environmentsSpanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish dictionariesBonus CD IncludesFeatures dialogues by native Spanish speakersAllows you to hear Spanish as it's really spokenPlease see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Speaking in Everyday Settings
Warming Up with the Bare Basics
Uno, Dos, Tres: Numbers, Colors, Dates, and Time
Greetings, Salutations, and Farewells
Engaging in a Little Chitchat
Speaking of Food . .
Going Shopping
Conversing Over the Phone
Asking Directions
Dealing with Emergencies
Grasping Basic Grammar Essentials
Getting to Know Your Parts of Speech
Addressing Gender Issues
Dealing with the Here and Now: Present Tense Verbs
¿Qué? Asking Questions
What's Happening: Present Participles and the Present Progressive Tense
Two More Simple Tenses: Future and Conditional
Spicing Up Your Talk with Adjectives and Adverbs
Defi ning Relationships with Prepositions
Mastering More Advanced Grammar Essentials
Getting Bossy with the Imperative Mood
Getting Object Pronouns Involved
Involving Yourself in the Action with the Reflexive
Been There, Done That: Past (Preterit) Tense
Continuing in the Past with the Imperfect Tense
Getting That Subjunctive Feeling
Forming the Compound Tenses
Spanish at Work
Spanish for Healthcare Workers
Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals
Spanish for Educators and Administrators
Spanish for Banking and Financing
Spanish in the Office
Spanish for Hotel and Restaurant Managers
Spanish for Builders, Mechanics, and Factory Workers
Spanish for Real Estate Professionals
Spanish for Gardening and Landscaping
Appendixes
Spanish Verbs
Spanish-English Mini Dictionary
English-Spanish Mini Dictionary
About the CD
Index
End-User License Agreement
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