Spanish Essentials For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Presenting the core concepts you need to write and speak Spanish correctly

If you have some knowledge of Spanish and need a refresher or want a quick reference for grammar and verb conjugation, Spanish Essentials For Dummies contains what you need to communicate effectively. With its focus on everything from constructing sentences to conjugating verbs, this easy-to-follow guide will help you ace writing assignments and tests, and master ...

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Spanish Essentials For Dummies

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Overview

Presenting the core concepts you need to write and speak Spanish correctly

If you have some knowledge of Spanish and need a refresher or want a quick reference for grammar and verb conjugation, Spanish Essentials For Dummies contains what you need to communicate effectively. With its focus on everything from constructing sentences to conjugating verbs, this easy-to-follow guide will help you ace writing assignments and tests, and master conversations.

  • Spanish 101 — get the lowdown on the basics, from expressing the date and time to counting to one million

  • The here and now — learn how to communicate in the present tense with verbs and subject pronouns, and how to form the present progressive

  • Way back when — get guidance on working with the past tense, including hints about when to use the preterit and when to use the imperfect

  • What lies ahead — discover the different ways to express the future, whether you need to form the future tense of a regular verb or just want to predict what may happen

Open the book and find:

  • The parts of speech

  • How to determine a noun's gender

  • How to use "de" to show possession

  • How to select the correct preposition

  • Rules for making adjectives agree

  • Tips for asking and answering yes/no questions

  • Ways to spice up your descriptions

  • Ten important verb distinctions

Learn to:

  • The basics of Spanish grammar and sentence construction

  • How to conjugate regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs

  • To express ideas about the past, present, and future

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470649091
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 170,226
  • File size: 982 KB

Meet the Author

Gail Stein, MA, was a foreign language instructor for more than 30 years and wrote Intermediate Spanish For Dummies.

Cecie Kraynak, MA, is a Spanish teacher and authored Spanish Verbs For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Brushing Up on the Basics.

Chapter 2: Closing the Gender Gap.

Chapter 3: It’s Happening in the Present.

Chapter 4: Spicing Up Your Descriptions with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions.

Chapter 5: Making Inquiries.

Chapter 6: Revealing the Past.

Chapter 7: Looking to the Future.

Chapter 8: Identifying Verb Moods.

Chapter 9: Ten Important Verb Distinctions.

Appendix: Verb Charts.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Dissapointing

    Totally didnt like it. Ive been looking for free stuff, so i tried the sample but most of it was just the contents and "how to use this book". Ugh!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 11, 2013

    Boing

    Hola. Como estas. Me llamo Maria. Yo hablo usted ingles?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Forget what everybody else says

    If you want to learn spanish, go ahead and get this. It is perfectly fine if you want to learn another language. You can then tell people that you know another language. Go ahead and get this.

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