Dimelo tu!: A Complete Course, Revised Edition (with Audio CD) / Edition 5

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If you can't live in a Spanish-speaking country, how are you supposed to immerse yourself in the language? DÍMELO TÚ!: A COMPLETE COURSE, REVISED EDITION is revolutionary. It allows you to learn Spanish by interacting in Spanish with your classmates and the instructor on a daily basis. And with this Spanish textbook, you'll discover how to use what you've already learned in new and exciting ways. Plus, it's loaded with study tools so you'll be prepared to get great grades on the tests and quizzes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413031607
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/12/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Francisco Rodriguez Nogales is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the School of Modern Languages at Santa Barbara City College. He is a specialist in the use of technology in foreign-language teaching and online instruction—his teaching load has been 100 percent online for the past five years. He also has developed several Spanish assessment and placement tools. Nogales was born in Pedrera (Seville), Spain. He completed his bachelor of arts at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, his master's at San Francisco State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis.

Fabián A. Samaniego taught for four years at Utah State University before going to the University of California at Davis where he served as Supervisor of Teaching Assistants and Coordinator of the first-year Spanish program for twenty-four years. A specialist in foreign-language pedagogy, Professor Samaniego has been a frequent presenter at foreign-language conferences across the country. He coauthored four college texts and the AATSP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK SERIES FOR TEACHERS K-16, VOLUME 1: SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS. He is also coeditor of LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN LEARNING: TEACHING SPANISH TO NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH. Professor Samaniego received his bachelor of arts from New Mexico State University and his master of arts from the University of Iowa.

J. Blommers is Associate Professor of Spanish and Program Coordinator for the Spanish Masters program in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at California State University, Bakersfield. He specializes in second-language acquisition and is particularly interested in listening strategies and techniques. Other interests include 19th-century Peninsular literature and Hispanic-American culture. A native Iowan, Professor Blommers studied political science and Spanish at the University of Iowa and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and holds a master of arts and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Iowa.

Magaly Lagunas-Solar was born in Santiago, Chile. She has a Bachelor of Arts in both French and Education from the University of Chile, Valparaiso, where she taught French for seven years. She completed her Master's degree in Spanish Linguistics at the University of California at Davis, where she is A.B.D. in Spanish Linguistics. Professor Lagunas-Solar has been involved in several second-language acquisition projects, both in Chile and in the United States. She is currently working on a reading proficiency project at California State University, Sacramento, where she is a Spanish lecturer in the Foreign Language Department.

Viviane Ritzi-Marouf was raised as a French-Spanish bilingual in Geneva, Switzerland. She received a Bachelor of Arts in both French and Spanish at Brigham Young University. At the University of California at Davis, she completed the Master's degree program first in French, then in Spanish. She has taught at a number of colleges and universities in northern California. She received an Outstanding Teacher Award in Solano Community College in Sacramento in 1993 and again in 1994. Currently, she is head of the French Department and an instructor in Spanish at the Folsom Lake College.

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Table of Contents

0. PARA EMPEZAR. PASO MODELO. Saludos! En preparacion. 1.A LA UNIVERSIDAD... EN LAS AMÉRICAS! PASO 1. Mis companeros... centroamericanos y caribenos. Subject pronouns and the verb ser: Singular forms. Gender and number: Articles and nouns. Adjectives: Singular forms. PASO 2. Los sudamericanos... son estupendos! Infinitives. Subject pronouns and the verb ser: Plural forms. Gender and number: Adjectives. PASO 3. Vida estudiantil en... las Americas! Present tense of -ar verbs. The verb ir. En preparacion 1. 2. HAY TANTO QUE HACER… EN PUERTO RICO! PASO 1. Busco empleo… en San Juan. Present tense of -er and -ir verbs. Interrogative words. PASO 2. Mi casa… en San Juan. Numbers 0-199. Possessive adjectives. Three irregular verbs: tener, salir, venir. PASO 3. Puerto Rico, no tiene estaciones! Telling time. Dates and seasons. Verbs of motion. En preparacion 2. 3. LA MOVIDA ESTÁ EN... ESPAÑA! PASO 1. De fiesta... en Madrid! The verb estar. Present progressive tense. PASO 2. Guitarra, sangria, tapas y...! Superlatives. PASO 3. En una fiesta espanola. 3.4 Ser and estar with adjectives. The verb gustar. En preparacion 3. 4. DE VISITA EN... MÉXICO, D. F.! PASO 1. La magia de... Mexico, D. F. Demonstrative adjectives. Present tense of e > ie and o > ue stem-changing verbs. PASO 2. De compras en el... D. F. ! Numbers above 200. Comparisons of equality. PASO 3. En el Cafe de la Esquina... en el D. F. Idioms with tener. Preterite of ir, ser, poder, and tener. En preparacion 4. 5. CAMINITO A... ARGENTINA! PASO 1. Mi Buenos Aires querido. Prepositions. PASO 2. Vos tenes que ver ese departamento, che! Ser and estar: A second look. PASO 3. Cambia, todo cambia! Comparisons of inequality. Por and para. En preparacion 5. 6. GUATEMALA: NACIÓN MAYA EN EL SIGLO XXI. PASO 1. Por fin en Guatemala! Preterite of regular verbs. PASO 2. En Guatemala leemos Prensa Libre. Preterite of verbs with spelling changes. PASO 3. Canal Tres presenta. . . Las misteriosas de Tikal. Preterite of estar, decir, and hacer. The pronoun se: Special use. En preparacion 6. 7. ENAMORADOS DE... COLOMBIA! PASO 1. Bogotá de noche! Direct-object nouns and pronouns. Irregular -go verbs. PASO 2. Una cita... en Bogotá! Present tense of e > i stem-changing verbs. PASO 3. Novelas colombianas. Review of direct-object nouns and pronouns. The verbs saber and conocer. En preparacion 7. 8. CHILE EXPORTA... PASIÓN. PASO 1. A cenar... en Vina del Mar. Indirect-object nouns and pronouns. Review of gustar. PASO 2. ¿Que se les ofrece... en Vina del Mar? Double object pronouns. PASO 3. Humitas chilenas... para chuparse los dedos! Review of ser and estar. The verb dar. En preparacion 8. 9. QUÉ BUEN DÍA PARA... LOS HISPANOS EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS! PASO 1. Hace frio por todo el suroeste de los EE.UU.! Weather expressions. Mucho and poco. PASO 2. Mi rutina en San Francisco, California! Reflexive verbs. PASO 3. De visita en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico. Affirmative tu commands. En preparacion 9. 10. NICARAGUA: TIERRA DE LAGOS, VOLCANES, TERREMOTOS, Y POETAS. PASO 1. Viajando seguros... en Nicaragua! Adverbs derived from adjectives. PASO 2. Cuando el accidente ocurre...en Managua! Irregular verbs in the preterite. Negative and indefinite expressions. PASO 3. Lo encontre en... Managua. Preterite of stem-changing -ir verbs. Hacer in time expressions. En preparacion 10. 11. COSTA RICA... NATURALMENTE MÁGICA. PASO 1. Jugaba mucho y estudiaba poco. Imperfect of regular verbs. Uses of the imperfect. Imperfect of ser, ir, and ver. PASO 2. Estaba lloviendo ceniza cuando llegue... a San Jose. Preterite and imperfect: Completed and continuous actions. Preterite and imperfect: Beginning/end and habitual/customary actions. PASO 3. Hemos hecho un poco de todo... en Costa Rica. Present perfect. En preparacion 11. 12. POR LOS CAMINOS DEL INCA... EN PERÚ. PASO 1. Manana empezaremos el camino inca! Future tense of regular verbs. Future tense of verbs with irregular stems. PASO 2. Imaginate… nosotros en Lima! Conditional of regular and irregular verbs. PASO 3. No te diviertas demasiado... en Cuzco! Tu commands: A second look. En preparacion 12. 13. PUENTE ENTRE LAS AMÉRICAS... PANAMÁ! PASO 1. Panamá recomienda que hagamos más ejercicio! Present subjunctive: Theory and forms. Subjunctive with expressions of persuasion. PASO 2. A tonificar el cuerpo… en la Cd. de Panamá. Usted and ustedes commands. Ojalá and present subjunctive of irregular verbs. PASO 3. Estamos en Panamá... corramos por sus playas! Subjunctive with expressions of emotion. Subjunctive with impersonal expressions. En preparacion 13. 14. LO MEJOR DE CUBA: SU GENTE, SU MÚSICA Y... EL BÉISBOL! PASO 1. Jugando asi, dudo que ganen! Subjunctive with expressions of doubt, denial, and uncertainty. PASO 2. Cuba! Cuba! Cuba!... Jonron! Subjunctive in adjective clauses. PASO 3. Tal vez consiga el puesto... en Cuba! Subjunctive in adverb clauses. En preparacion 14. Appendix A: Y ahora, a conversar! / Noticiero cultural. Appendix B: Accentuation. Appendix C: Regular verbs. Appendix D: Stem-changing verbs. Appendix E: Irregular verbs. Appendix F: Supplemental structures. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary. Index of Grammar. Index of Culture and Functions.

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