Learning Construction Spanglish: A Beginner's Guide to Spanish On-the-Job

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EXACTLY THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

Designed specifically for those who direct Spanish-speaking construction crews, this on-the-mark guide speeds the process of improving communication and ensuring understanding, and helps you find exactly the phrase you need for specific tasks.

When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job with Spanish-speaking crew members — such as where the ...

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Overview

EXACTLY THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

Designed specifically for those who direct Spanish-speaking construction crews, this on-the-mark guide speeds the process of improving communication and ensuring understanding, and helps you find exactly the phrase you need for specific tasks.

When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job with Spanish-speaking crew members — such as where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved — they need Learning Construction Spanglish. This book is a tool you'll be thankful to have beside you every day on the job.

  • A fast and easy method for understanding the basics of Spanish
  • Focused terms and phrases for questions, issues, schedules, and tasks in construction
  • Dialogue for every on-the-job situation
  • Logical organization that makes it quick and simple to find what you need
  • English/Spanish and Spanglish/English glossaries

GO RIGHT TO THE PHRASES YOU NEED FOR:

Foundations

Framing

Finish Work

Roofing

Exteriors

Drywall

Electrical

Plumbing

Emphasis

Compliments

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071448192
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Eddy is a Senior Vice President and the Western District Director of the International Code Council (ICC), which produces the International Business Code (IBC), the most widely adopted building code in North America. Mr. Eddy has extensive experience in labor-management relations among organizations with Spanish-speaking workforces. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

Alberto Herrera has been a consultant to the publications and international departments of the International Code Council for six years. An experienced editor and translator, he taught Spanish language and Hispanic culture and civilization courses at Whittier College before joining ICC. He lives in Whittier, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
About This Book 1
Quickies 1 Start Speaking Today 9
Section I
Lesson 1 Who, What, How? 17
Quickies 2 You Say Tomaato and I Say Tomahto 29
Lesson 2 Foundations: Fundaciones 35
Quickies 3 Down for the Count 45
Lesson 3 Framing: Freimeando 49
Quickies 4 Do You Measure Up? 61
Lesson 4 Finish Work: Acabados 65
Quickies 5 Your Room or Mine? 73
Lesson 5 Roofing: Rufeando 77
Quickies 6 Who, What, Why, Where, When? 85
Lesson 6 Exterior: Exterior 89
Quickies 7 How 'Bout a Date? 95
Lesson 7 Sheetrocking: Shiroqueando 99
Quickies 8 If You've Got the Money, Honey, I've Got the Time 105
Lesson 8 Electrical: Electrico 109
Quickies 9 Hickery Dickery Dock 117
Lesson 9 Plumbing: Plomeria 119
Section II
Lesson 10 Look Who's Talking 127
Lesson 11 "To Be, or Not to Be ..." 139
Lesson 12 The Dirty Dozen 149
Lesson 13 Back to Our House 161
Fundaciones: Foundations 162
Freimeando: Framing 164
Acabados: Finish Work 166
Rufeando: Roofing 169
Exterior: Exterior 171
Shiroqueando: Sheetrocking 174
Electrico: Electrical 176
Plomeria: Plumbing 178
Section III Take a Break 181
Section IV
Lesson 14 If Not Now, When? 191
Lesson 15 Back to the Future 195
Lesson 16 Gone, But Not Forgotten 199
Lesson 17 Mixing It Up 205
Section V
Lesson 18 Making Nice 213
Lesson 19 Taking Care of Business 221
Lesson 20 Cover Yer Ears! 227
Section VI
Lesson 21 And That's an Order! 231
Lesson 22 Odds and Ends 239
Appendices
Appendix A Verb Forms 245
Appendix B Verb Rules 259
English/Spanish Glossary 269
Spanglish/English Glossary 277
Index 285
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