Spanish All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish!

Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater ...

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Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish!

Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater confidence — and the bonus CD helps you start speaking Spanish from day one!

  • Warm up with the basics — handle greetings and small talk and review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and dates
  • Speak in everyday settings — handle greetings and small talk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask for directions, and deal with emergencies
  • Grasp grammar essentials — learn to identify and use the various parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simple past, present, and future tense
  • Stretch your skills — issue commands with the imperative mood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with the reflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctive
  • Take Spanish to work — communicate with colleagues or customers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, and review example workplace scenarios for common professions

Open the book and find:

  • Basic and advanced Spanish grammar
  • Pronunciation tips and vocabulary charts
  • Verb conjugations for regular and irregular verbs
  • Masculine and feminine nouns
  • Tips for using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases
  • Proper ways to ask questions
  • The inside scoop on the key verb haber
  • Key phrases for numerous work environments
  • Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish dictionaries

Bonus CD Includes

  • Features dialogues by native Spanish speakers
  • Allows you to hear Spanish as it's really spoken
  • Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470555279
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/30/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 248,486
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Speaking in Everyday Settings.

Chapter 1: Warming Up with the Bare Basics.

Chapter 2: Uno, Dos, Tres: Numbers, Colors, Dates, and Time.

Chapter 3: Greetings, Salutations, and Farewells.

Chapter 4: Engaging in a Little Chitchat.

Chapter 5: Speaking of Food . . .

Chapter 6: Going Shopping.

Chapter 7: Conversing Over the Phone.

Chapter 8: Asking Directions.

Chapter 9: Dealing with Emergencies.

Book II: Grasping Basic Grammar Essentials.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Parts of Speech.

Chapter 2: Addressing Gender Issues.

Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: Present Tense Verbs.

Chapter 4: ¿Qué? Asking Questions.

Chapter 5: What’s Happening: Present Participles and the Present Progressive Tense.

Chapter 6: Two More Simple Tenses: Future and Conditional.

Chapter 7: Spicing Up Your Talk with Adjectives and Adverbs.

Chapter 8: Defi ning Relationships with Prepositions.

Book III: Mastering More Advanced Grammar Essentials.

Chapter 1: Getting Bossy with the Imperative Mood.

Chapter 2: Getting Object Pronouns Involved.

Chapter 3: Involving Yourself in the Action with the Reflexive.

Chapter 4: Been There, Done That: Past (Preterit) Tense.

Chapter 5: Continuing in the Past with the Imperfect Tense.

Chapter 6: Getting That Subjunctive Feeling.

Chapter 7: Forming the Compound Tenses.

Book IV: Spanish at Work.

Chapter 1: Spanish for Healthcare Workers.

Chapter 2: Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals.

Chapter 3: Spanish for Educators and Administrators.

Chapter 4: Spanish for Banking and Financing.

Chapter 5: Spanish in the Office.

Chapter 6: Spanish for Hotel and Restaurant Managers.

Chapter 7: Spanish for Builders, Mechanics, and Factory Workers.

Chapter 8: Spanish for Real Estate Professionals.

Chapter 9: Spanish for Gardening and Landscaping.

Book V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Spanish Verbs.

Appendix B: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary.

Appendix C: English-Spanish Mini Dictionary.

Appendix D: About the CD.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Forget e Forgt what everybody says

    This book is a guide to learning spanish. I've never read it but i'm mexican. I am speaking for my heritage and language here, so if anyone wants to learn spanish go ahead and get this, you'll porbably learn stuff you never even knew.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Uhhhhh

    Idk ppl say bad but i think i will srill try it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Badddddddddddddddddddd broski

    Ugh just ask your spanish teacher broski im a 7th grade Girl and i kniw spanish <3 u sylvan hills middle school

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