Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Construction 500 + Essential Words and Phrases for Communicating with Spanish-Speakers

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  • Copyright: 2008-08-04
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Talk with your Spanish-speaking employees--no prior knowledge of Spanish needed!Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Constructiongives you more than 500 vital words and phrases specific to working on commercial and residential job sites, with translations spelled out phonetically so you can say what you need to say immediately.Space the wall studs sixteen inches apart.Clave los montantes a una distancia de dieciseis pulgadas.(KLAH-beh lohs mohn-TAHN-tess ah oo-nah dee-STAHN-s'yah deh d'yeh-see-SACE pool-GAH-thahs)Put up the walls.Pare las paredes.(PAH-reh lahs-pah-REH-thess)Use the bulldozer.Use la niveladora.(OO-seh lah nee-bell-ah-THOR-ah)Learn the Spanish words and phrases for: exchanging pleasantries interviewing potential employees discussing pay rate and taxes giving instructions terminating an employee establishing work hours explaining safety and emergency procedures praising good workWithPerfect Phrases in Spanish for Construction, you can overcome the language barrier and develop a more comfortable, productive environment at your worksite.

Author Biography

Jean Yates teaches Spanish at George Washington University. She has also taught Spanish as a second language on the high school and community college levels and to adults in the workplace. She is the author of several books on Spanish and ESL including the bestselling Master the Basics: English, Domino lo basico, Pronunce it Perfectly in Spanish, Beginning Spanish for the Utterly Confused, and Correct Your Spanish Blunders.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Spanish Basicsp. 1
Greetingsp. 1
Pleasantriesp. 2
Family and Friendsp. 3
The "Magic" Wordsp. 5
Telling Present Time and Using Numbers 1-12p. 6
Talking to More than One Person at a Timep. 8
Days of the Weekp. 9
Months of the Year and Using Numbers 1-31p. 10
Talking About the Weatherp. 13
Interviewing an Employeep. 14
Asking for Referencesp. 15
Hiring an Employeep. 16
Schedulingp. 16
Discussing Salary and Using Numbers 40+p. 17
Rates of Paymentp. 20
Discussing Pay Periodsp. 21
Discussing Taxesp. 22
Showing Appreciation for Good Workp. 23
Clearing Up Confusionp. 23
Terminating an Employeep. 24
Basic Questions and Answersp. 27
Yes-or-No Questionsp. 27
Information Questionsp. 28
Establishing Basic Policiesp. 33
Selecting Workersp. 33
Certification and Trainingp. 36
Establishing a Work Schedulep. 37
Planning the Dayp. 39
Job Locationsp. 41
Establishing Prioritiesp. 42
Indicating Order and Repetition of Tasksp. 43
General Instructionsp. 45
Safety Precautionsp. 47
Safety Equipmentp. 48
Emergenciesp. 50
Locations of Thingsp. 52
Going Places and Taking Thingsp. 53
Measuringp. 56
Specific Tasks for Outdoor Jobsp. 59
Driving Work Vehicles and Heavy Equipmentp. 60
Vehicle Maintenancep. 61
Driving Instructions for a Work Vehiclep. 62
Roadworkp. 64
Site Preparationp. 66
Laying the Foundationp. 69
Tools and Equipment for Lot and Foundation Preparationp. 71
Structure Building and Carpentryp. 73
Tools and Supplies for Structure Buildingp. 77
Roofingp. 79
Repairing a Roofp. 80
Putting on a New Roofp. 81
Tools and Equipment for Roofingp. 83
Finishing the Exterior Wallsp. 85
Indoor Construction Workp. 91
Installing Insulationp. 92
Interior Walls and Ceilingsp. 96
The Frameworkp. 97
Installing Drywallp. 99
Tools for Installing Drywallp. 102
Installing Ceilingsp. 103
Installing Wood Moldingsp. 104
Windows and Doorsp. 106
Types of Windowsp. 106
Window Installationp. 107
Types of Doorsp. 108
Installing a Standard Doorp. 109
Installing Sliding and Folding Doorsp. 110
Installing Door Hardwarep. 112
Plumbingp. 112
Plumbing Fixturesp. 113
Plumbing Installationp. 115
Plumbing Tools and Suppliesp. 118
Tile Workp. 122
Tools and Supplies for Tile Workp. 125
Electrical Wiring and Installationp. 126
Electrical Projectsp. 127
Lighting Projectsp. 129
Electrical Appliancesp. 130
General Instructions for Electrical Installationp. 130
Tools and Equipmentp. 133
Heating and Air-Conditioningp. 135
Elements of Heating and Air-Conditioning Systemsp. 135
Flooringp. 137
Types of Flooring and Floor Coveringp. 138
Basic Tasks for Floor Installationp. 139
Installing Wood Floorsp. 139
Installing Sheet Flooringp. 141
Installing Carpetp. 143
Flooring Tools and Suppliesp. 145
Paintingp. 147
Safetyp. 147
Painting Jobsp. 148
Preliminary Tasksp. 149
Tools and Supplies for Painting Jobsp. 152
Cleaning Upp. 154
Numbersp. 157
English-Spanish Glossaryp. 161
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