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9780071463386

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

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    9780071463386

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    0071463380

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-21
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill

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Summary

El presente volumen comprueba que el aprendizaje de los fundamentos gramáticos es la llave para dominar una segunda lengua. Las reglas gramaticales y los conceptos se explican claramente y en orden de importancia, mientras que más de 300 verbos y términos importantes se introducen como parte del vocabulario nuevo. Los ejercicios numerosos y los temas de las lecturas complementarias, construyen rápidamente las capacidades de comprensión y expresión del habla hispana. Aquí no hay profundizaciones sobre temas y puntos irrelevantes, sino un acercamiento original destinado a aprender español basado en la manera en que la gente adquiere naturalmente la lengua. Te introducen a las estructuras más esenciales--permitiendo que te comuniques casi inmediatamente. Gradualmente y con una serie de "pasos interconectados," progresas de una manera lógica a conceptos más comunes sobre cómo se habla y se escribe en español.

Author Biography

Barbara Bregstein is a translator and Spanish instructor with more than thirty years' experience teaching at colleges in and around New York City.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Guide to Pronunciation xi
The Alphabet xvi
Greetings and Salutations xvi
I. Elements of a Sentence
Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives
3(11)
The Gender of Nouns and the Definite Article
3(4)
Singular Nouns
3(3)
Plural Nouns
6(1)
The Indefinite Article
7(2)
Singular Indefinite Articles
7(1)
Plural Indefinite Articles
8(1)
Adjectives
9(5)
Singular Form of Adjectives
9(3)
Plural Form of Adjectives
12(2)
Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns
14(13)
Subject Pronouns
14(1)
Estar (to be)
15(3)
Ser (to be)
18(7)
Reading Comprehension La casa
25(2)
Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months
27(13)
Hay
27(2)
Interrogative Words
29(3)
Prepositions
31(1)
Days of the Week, Months, and Seasons
32(1)
Reading Comprehension Un pueblo colonial
33(6)
Reading Comprehension El cine
39(1)
Numbers, Dates, and Time
40(16)
Cardinal Numbers
40(4)
Ordinal Numbers
44(2)
The Date
46(1)
Telling Time
47(4)
Reading Comprehension El restaurante
51(3)
Reading Comprehension El oficio de la casa
54(2)
Regular Verbs
56(14)
Uses of the Present Tense
56(1)
-Ar Verbs
57(5)
-Er Verbs
62(2)
-Ir Verbs
64(2)
-Ar and -er Verbs with More than One Meaning
66(2)
Reading Comprehension Una escuela en Mexico
68(2)
Irregular Verbs
70(12)
-Ar Verbs
70(2)
-Er Verbs
72(3)
-Ir Verbs
75(4)
Reading Comprehension El tren
79(3)
Ir and the Future
82(20)
Ir (to go)
82(1)
The Future with the Verb ir
83(2)
Idioms
85(4)
Idioms with the Verb tener
85(2)
Other Idioms
87(2)
Useful Words: que and para
89(2)
The Relative Pronoun que
89(1)
The Conjunction que
89(1)
The Preposition para
90(1)
Key Vocabulary
91(2)
Las partes del cuerpo (Parts of the Body)
91(1)
La familia
92(1)
Time Expressions with hacer
93(6)
Reading Comprehension La cita
99(3)
Adjectives and Adverbs
102(23)
Possessive Adjectives
102(2)
Demonstrative Adjectives
104(1)
Neuter Demonstrative Pronouns
105(1)
Adjectives of Nationality
105(3)
Adjectives That Precede a Noun
108(5)
Comparative Adjectives
113(1)
Superlative Adjectives
114(1)
Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives
114(1)
Comparing Nouns
115(1)
Comparing Verbs
115(2)
Adverbs
117(6)
Adverbs That Do Not Take the Suffix -mente
119(4)
Reading Comprehension La fiesta
123(2)
Negatives and Prepositions
125(28)
Negatives
125(6)
Prepositions
131(9)
Prepositions Followed by Verbs or Nouns
132(1)
Prepositions Followed by Nouns or Pronouns
132(1)
Pronouns That Follow Prepositions
133(1)
The Preposition por
134(2)
Por and para Compared
136(4)
Reading Comprehension El circo
140(1)
Key Vocabulary
141(8)
Nature
141(1)
Weather
142(7)
Reading Comprehension El trabajo
149(4)
II. Objects, Reflexive Verbs, and the Present Subjunctive
The Indirect Object
153(24)
Gustar and the Indirect Object
153(6)
Me gusta and me gustan
153(2)
Te gusta and te gustan
155(1)
Le gusta and le gustan
156(1)
Nos gusta and nos gustan
157(1)
Les gusta and les gustan
157(2)
Verbs Like gustar
159(4)
The Indirect Object Pronoun
163(11)
Position of the Indirect Object Pronoun
165(9)
Reading Comprehension Ir de compras
174(1)
Reading Comprehension El viaje
175(2)
The Direct Object
177(16)
The Personal a and the Direct Object
177(5)
Transitive Verbs
178(4)
The Direct Object Pronoun
182(9)
Position of the Direct Object Pronoun
183(1)
The Direct Object Pronoun as a Person
184(2)
The Direct Object Pronoun as a Thing
186(5)
Reading Comprehension La bienvenida
191(2)
Reflexive Verbs
193(13)
The Reflexive Pronouns
193(1)
Some Frequently Used Reflexive Verbs
194(1)
Reflexive Verbs Whose English Translations Do Not Necessarily Include Oneself
195(1)
Position of the Reflexive Pronoun
195(2)
Reflexive Verbs with Parts of the Body and Clothing
197(1)
Reflexive Verbs That Express Emotion
197(1)
Reflexive Verbs That Express Movement
198(1)
Reflexive Verbs That Express ``To Become''
199(1)
Most Frequently Used Reflexive Verbs
199(3)
Reflexive Verbs with Reciprocal Meanings
202(1)
Se and Impersonal Expressions
203(1)
Reading Comprehension El encuentro
204(2)
The Present Subjunctive
206(29)
Formation of the Present Subjunctive
206(6)
-Ar Verbs
207(1)
-Er and -Ir Verbs
208(2)
Irregular Verbs
210(1)
Verbs with Orthographic Changes
210(2)
Uses of the Present Subjunctive
212(19)
After Certain Impersonal Expressions
212(2)
After Certain Verbs
214(6)
After Certain Conjunctions
220(1)
After cuando
221(2)
In Certain Dependent Adjective Clauses
223(1)
After the Expressions por mas que and por mucho que
223(1)
After ojala
223(1)
After acaso, quizas, and tal vez
224(1)
After aunque
224(1)
After Compounds of -quiera
224(1)
After como
224(7)
Reading Comprehension La despedida
231(4)
III. Preterit Tense, Imperfect Tense, and Double Object Pronouns
The Preterit Tense
235(22)
Formation of the Preterit
235(3)
Regular -ar Verbs
235(1)
Regular -er and -ir Verbs
236(2)
Uses of the Preterit
238(2)
To Express an Action Completed in the Past
238(1)
To Express a Series of Completed Actions in the Past
239(1)
To Express a Condition That Is No Longer in Effect
239(1)
Irregular Verbs
240(8)
-Ir Verbs with Stem Changes in the Third Person
246(2)
Verbs with Orthographic Changes
248(5)
-Ar Verbs
248(3)
-Er and -ir Verbs
251(2)
Verbs with Special Meanings in the Preterit
253(2)
Reading Comprehension En la corte (primera escena)
255(2)
The Imperfect Tense
257(27)
Formation of the Imperfect
257(3)
Regular -ar Verbs
257(1)
Regular -er and -ir Verbs
258(1)
Irregular Verbs
259(1)
Uses of the Imperfect
260(5)
To ``Set the Stage'' in the Past; to Express a Narration, Situation, or Background
260(1)
To Express Habitual, Customary, or Repeated Actions in the Past
260(1)
To Express Continuous Actions in the Past
261(1)
To Express a Description in the Past
261(1)
To Express Point of Origin in the Past
261(1)
To Express Time in the Past
262(1)
To Express One's Age in the Past
262(3)
Preterit and Imperfect Compared
265(5)
Querer, poder, saber
266(4)
Double Object Pronouns
270(12)
Indirect Object Pronoun with Direct Object Pronoun
270(8)
Reflexive Pronoun with Direct Object Pronoun
278(1)
Se Plus the Indirect Object Pronoun and Unplanned Occurrences
279(3)
Reading Comprehension El juicio (segunda escena)
282(2)
Answer Key 284(16)
Index 300

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