An easy, fun reference for learning Spanish at home or inschool
Verbs in Spanish can be conjugated in six different ways,depending on the speaker and audience. In addition, there arefifteen different tenses in which verbs are used, making a total of80 different conjugations for each verb. This knowledge can makeanyone's head spin — but fear not! Dummies has itcovered.
500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies is the ultimate guide to learningand conjugating verbs in the Spanish language. Beginners to thelanguage will find quick reference for verbs in the basic presenttenses, and advanced speakers will learn the more complex tenses ofverbs as well as memorize advanced verbs with irregularendings.
- 500 of the most commonly used Spanish verbs are presentedalphabetically and numbered for easy reference
- An additional index of 1,500+ Spanish verbs with the Englishtranslation of the infinitive
- Includes a summary of basic Spanish grammar, including verbtenses and moods
- Accompanying CD features memorization drills and exercises
Complete with English translations, pronunciation guides, andexamples of common verb use in everyday conversation, 500Spanish Verbs For Dummies is an essential reference tool forany level of Spanish speaker.
About the Author
Cecie Kraynak, MA, is a Spanish teacher, ESL coordinator, and author/editor of numerous Spanish books, including Spanish For Dummies. She has taught and tutored Spanish for more than 25 years at the junior high, high school, and college levels.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Introduction to Spanish Grammar and Verbs 7
Chapter 1: Putting Verbs into Action 9
Chapter 2: Forming and Using Simple and Complex Tenses 15
Chapter 3: Quick Tutorial on Pronunciation 25
Part II: 500 Verb Tables 29
Part III: The Part of Tens 531
Chapter 4: Ten Common Verbs for Traveling 533
Chapter 5: Ten Essential Verbs for Eating Out 537
Part IV: Verb Indexes 541
English-to-Spanish Index 543
Spanish-to-English Index 559