Spanish Demystified

Spanish Demystified

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by Jenny Petrow
     
 

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Start speaking Spanish faster than you can say, ¿cómo se dice?

Want to learn to speak Spanish but need to consult a dictionary just to find el baño? No problema! With Spanish Demystified you'll develop language skills so quickly you'll be saying hasta la vista to your phrasebook in

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Start speaking Spanish faster than you can say, ¿cómo se dice?

Want to learn to speak Spanish but need to consult a dictionary just to find el baño? No problema! With Spanish Demystified you'll develop language skills so quickly you'll be saying hasta la vista to your phrasebook in no time.

Beginning with everyday Spanish expressions and a review of basic Spanish pronunciation, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as common verb tenses, nouns, pronouns, and gender. Step by step, you'll build your Spanish vocabulary with essential words, idioms, and phrases and quickly master this versatile language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding Spanish.

This fast and easy guide features:

  • Clear grammatical explanations that illustrate how the language works
  • Numerous examples that place new vocabulary in practical context
  • Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the Spanish language to life
  • Coverage of everyday topics and conversational expressions
  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter that reinforce new language skills

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Spanish Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this popular language.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071596558
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
07/06/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Jenny Petrow is an experienced developer of Spanish-language, bilingual, and ESL curriculum for such publishers as McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, and the language website Parlo.com. She has lived in Madrid, Guatemala, and Peru, and worked as a Spanish instructor in Brazil. When not writing and editing language textbooks, Jenny consults on education issues in international development and plays the cello.

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Spanish Demystified 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book to start with - the grammar is easily explained and it has a very large vocabulary build-up. -- What makes this book stand out is that it brings up grammar, vocabulary and context-used-words that do not come up in most other beginner's books. You learn the basics + alot of extra treats. -- In other words this book is particularly strong in application - how spanish is actually used and communicated as opposed to 'textbook-spanish'. -- The weakpoints of this book are that there are no reading texts or dialogs and not enough vocabulary exercises. Usually you only get lines to translate, and you have to memorize large vocabulary listings - which can be a very boring way to learn. -- But overall this is an excellent and user-friendly book to use.
expatCanuck More than 1 year ago
The book's content is wonderful. Four or five stars. Unfortunately, the nook version is UNUSABLE. The Spanish text samples do not resize when the nook's text size is altered. And too often (~5 pages in my 64 page sample), the Spanish samples are cut off mid-phrase on the right-hand side of the screen. As far as I can tell, these samples are an image, not text. I may well buy this book -- but not on the nook.
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