First Spanish Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book [NOOK Book]

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Perfect for beginning students of Spanish, this affordable anthology is filled with 41 delightful stories and proverbs based on works of Don Juan Manuel, Luis Taboada, Ricardo Palma, and other noted writers. Complete and faithful English translations are featured on the facing pages of the Spanish text. Exercises are also included.
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First Spanish Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

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Overview


Perfect for beginning students of Spanish, this affordable anthology is filled with 41 delightful stories and proverbs based on works of Don Juan Manuel, Luis Taboada, Ricardo Palma, and other noted writers. Complete and faithful English translations are featured on the facing pages of the Spanish text. Exercises are also included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486119984
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Series: Dover Dual Language Spanish
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 206,525
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1. EL BURRO DE BURIDÁN-BURIDÁN'S DONKEY
2. "¿PADRE, HIJO, O CABALLO?-FATHER, SON, OR HORSE?"
3. AQUÍ SE VENDE PESCADO FRESCO-FRESH FISH IS SOLD HERE
4. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
5. EL LADRÓN TONTO-THE FOOLISH THIEF
6. EL FRACASO METEMÁTICO DE PEPITO-JOEY'S MATHEMATICAL FIASCO
7. OTRO FRACASO MATEMÁTICO: CÁLCULO DIFERENCIAL-ANOTHER MATHEMATICAL FIASCO: DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS
8. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
9. EL ESCLAVO PEREZOSO-THE LAZY SLAVE
10. LA HERRADURA Y LAS CEREZAS-THE HORSESHOE AND THE CHERRIES
11. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
12. AMIGOS HASTA LA MUERTE-FRIENDS UNTO DEATH
13. EL AVARO ROMPE SU SACO . . . -THE MISER BURSTS HIS BAG
14. LA MALDICIÓN GITANA-GYPSY CURSE
15. EL ÁRABE HAMBRIENTO-THE HUNGRY ARAB
16. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
17. FILOSOFÍA EXISTENCIAL-EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY
18. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
19. EL BURLADOR BURLADO-THE TRICKSTER TRICKED
20. LA ZORRA Y EL BUSTO-THE FOX AND THE BUST
21. LA PERLA Y EL DIAMANTE-THE PEARL AND THE DIAMOND
22. ANÁLLSIS-ANALYSIS
23. POR QUÉ CIERTOS HOMBRES PERMANCEN SOLTEROS-WHY CERTAIN MEN REMAIN BACHELORS
24. PENSAMIENTOS DE CERVANTES-THOUGHTS OF CERVANTES
25. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
26. LA CAMISA DE MARGARITA'S-MARGARITA'S CHEMISE
27. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
28. CARTA A DIOS-LETTER TO GOD
29. CARTA DE UN MONO A SU TÍO-LETTER FROM A MONKEY TO HIS UNCLE
30. LAS UVAS VERDES-GREEN GRAPES
31. FUTURO GLAMOROSO DE UN POBRE DIABLO-GLAMOROUS FUTURE OF A POOR DEVIL
32. LAS ACEITUNAS-THE OLIVES
33. PROVERBIOS-PROVERBS
34. EL EMPERADOR DEMOCRÁTICO-THE DEMOCRATIC EMPEROR
35. EL LORO PEDAGÓGICO-THE PEDAGOGICAL PARROT
36. LA MIEL Y EL VENEO-HONEY AND POISON
37. DEFINICIÓN-DEFINITION
38. POR QUÉ MUCHAS PERSONAS NO FIGURAN EN EL CENSO-WHY MANY PERSONS DO NOT FIGURE IN THE CENSUS
39. EL PRIMER MILAGRO-THE FIRST MIRACLE
40. LA FOTOGRAFÍA-THE PHOTOGRAPH
41. EL GUARDAGUJAS-THE SWITCHMAN
Notes
Exercises
Vocabulary
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

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    If you¿re a beginner looking to learn Spanish and want to some exposure to some great Spanish writers, then First Spanish Reader is a good way to get started. It¿s a collection of 41 classic short stories along with parallel English translations and a set of relevant exercises in the back of the book. You¿ll begin with fairly simple readings, mostly using the present tense. The stories then build to harder material. What I like most about this material is its authenticity. This isn¿t stuffy or contrived educational material, its classic literature complete with all the cultural nuance and idiomatic language you would expect to find in everyday life. I was drawn to the Learning Spanish Like Crazy CDs for much the same reason ¿ because they taught me to speak authentic Latin American Spanish rather than some sterile classroom version. First Spanish Reader will not only provide some interesting insights into the Spanish language and culture, it will also help you to build your vocabulary and become more comfortable with conversing with native speakers. These are just side benefits, though. The real strength of this book is how it helps you to improve your reading comprehension.

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