Perfect Phrases in Spanish For Household Maintenance and Childcare 500 + Essential Words and Phrases for Communicating with Spanish-Speakers

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Talk with your Spanish-speaking employees--no prior knowledge of Spanish needed!Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Household Maintenance and Child Caregives you more than 500 vital words and phrases specific to working in the home, with translations spelled out phonetically so you can say what you need to say immediately.For example: Give the baby a bath.Dale un bano al/(a la) bebe(DAH-leh oon BAHN-yoh ahl/(ah lah) beh-BEH)Put the newspapers in the recycle bin.Ponga los periodicos en esta canasta para el reciclamiento.(PONG-gah lohs peh-ree-OH-thee-kohs en eh-stah kah-NAH-stah pah-rah el reh-see-clah-M'YEN-toh)Clean the windows.Limpie las ventanas.(LEEMP lahs ben-TAH-nahs)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 Household Maintenance and Child Care, you can overcome the language barrier and develop a more comfortable, productive environment in your home.

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

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Spanish Basicsp. 1
Greetingsp. 1
Pleasantriesp. 2
Family and Friendsp. 3
The "Magic" Wordsp. 5
Telling Present Time and Using Numbers 1-12p. 6
Indicating Work Hoursp. 8
Talking to More than One Person at a Timep. 9
Days of the Weekp. 10
Months of the Year and Using Numbers 1-31p. 11
Talking About the Weatherp. 14
Interviewing an Employeep. 15
Asking for Referencesp. 16
Hiring an Employeep. 17
Schedulingp. 17
Discussing Salary and Using Numbers 40+p. 18
Rates of Paymentp. 21
Discussing Pay Periodsp. 22
Discussing Taxesp. 23
Showing Appreciation for Good Workp. 24
Clearing Up Confusionp. 24
Terminating an Employeep. 25
Basic Questions and Answersp. 27
Yes-or-No Questionsp. 27
Information Questionsp. 28
Establishing Basic Policiesp. 33
Introducing Your Homep. 33
Your Employee's Transportationp. 35
Entering and Leaving Your Homep. 36
Paying Your Employeep. 37
Emergenciesp. 38
Mealsp. 39
Taking Breaksp. 40
The Employee's Friends and Familyp. 42
Entertainment While Workingp. 43
Equipment and Suppliesp. 44
General Cleaning Instructionsp. 45
Rooms in the Housep. 45
Establishing Prioritiesp. 47
Straightening the Housep. 48
Places to Put Thingsp. 49
Giving Instructionsp. 50
What Not to Dop. 51
Pestsp. 52
Specific Projects Around the Housep. 55
The Kitchenp. 55
Kitchen Appliances and Equipmentp. 55
Giving Instructionsp. 58
Cleaning Products and Equipmentp. 59
The Garbage Disposerp. 61
The Dishwasherp. 65
Cleaning the Ovenp. 66
Safety Precautions with Small Appliancesp. 68
Danger Spots in the Kitchenp. 69
The Bathroomp. 69
Bathroom Choresp. 70
Cleaning Products and Equipmentp. 72
The Living Roomp. 73
Straightening and Rearrangingp. 73
Things to Removep. 74
Things to Cleanp. 75
Cleaning Methodsp. 78
Cleaning Equipmentp. 79
Cleaning Productsp. 80
The Dining Roomp. 81
Dining Room Furniturep. 81
Dining Room Choresp. 82
The Bedroomsp. 83
Bedroom Furniturep. 84
Bedroom Choresp. 84
Closets and Clothingp. 86
Types of Clothingp. 87
Colorsp. 88
Putting Things Awayp. 89
The Laundry Roomp. 90
The Washing Machinep. 90
Special Care Instructionsp. 93
The Dryerp. 94
Ironing Instructionsp. 96
The Home Officep. 98
Office Furniture and Equipmentp. 98
Cleaning the Home Officep. 100
Child Carep. 103
Important Guidelinesp. 103
Establishing Prioritiesp. 104
Emergenciesp. 105
Safetyp. 105
Disciplinep. 108
Caring for Babiesp. 109
Feeding and Changing Diapersp. 109
Taking the Baby Outp. 110
Bathing and Putting the Baby to Bedp. 111
Caring for Toddlers and Older Childrenp. 113
Preparing Mealsp. 113
Bathing and Getting Children Dressedp. 114
Playtimep. 117
Putting Children to Bedp. 118
Numbersp. 121
English-Spanish Glossaryp. 125
Glosario espanol-inglesp. 144
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