Spanish at a Glance: Foreign Language Phrasebook & Dictionary

Spanish at a Glance: Foreign Language Phrasebook & Dictionary

by Heywood Wald
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Spanish at a Glance: Foreign Language Phrasebook & Dictionary by Heywood Wald


Travelers to Spanish-speaking countries constantly praise this pocket-size book for its portability, durability, travel tips, and its many easy-to-find phrases that apply to all kinds of travel situations. You'll find approximately 2,500 words and expressions in both English and Spanish plus pronunciation guidance.

  • Includes useful bilingual phrases for checking into hotels, shopping, dining, and more
  • Added features include maps, public transportation systems, advice on tipping, local customs, and more

    Travel information, words, and phrases apply for both tourists and business travelers. New editions of all Barron's At a Glance phrasebooks have been brought up to date with words and phrases pertaining to recent social customs, new idiomatic expressions, recent advances in technology, and more.

    Now Comes with Access to a FREE App

  • 900 phrases
  • User hears phrases in Spanish
  • Pronunciation help
  • For Apple & Android mobile devices

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780764147739
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date: 08/01/2012
    Series: At a Glance Series
    Pages: 344
    Sales rank: 342,484
    Product dimensions: 3.87(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)

    Table of Contents

    Prefaceix
    Quick Pronunciation Guide1
    The Basics for Getting by4
    Most Frequently Used Expressions4
    Exclamations, Slang, Colloquialisms9
    Problems, Problems, Problems (Emergencies)10
    Numbers14
    When You Arrive20
    Passport and Customs20
    Baggage and Porters23
    Banking and Money Matters26
    Exchanging Money27
    Business and Banking Terms30
    Tipping32
    At the Hotel33
    Getting to your Hotel34
    Checking In35
    Travelers with Special Needs42
    Ordering Breakfast45
    Hotel Services47
    Checking Out50
    Getting Around Town51
    The Bus51
    The Subway (Underground)52
    Taxis54
    Sightseeing and Tours56
    A Sightseeing Itinerary--Spain60
    In the New World: Mexico65
    Other Latin American Countries70
    Planning a Trip76
    Air Services76
    Train Service78
    Shipboard Travel82
    Driving A Car84
    Car Rentals84
    Parking86
    On the Road87
    At the Service Station89
    Accidents and Repairs92
    Entertainment and Diversions100
    Movies, Theater, Concerts, Opera, Ballet100
    Nightclubs, Dancing104
    Quiet Relaxation105
    Spectator Sports106
    Active Sports109
    At the Beach/Pool115
    On the Slopes116
    On the Links118
    Camping118
    In the Countryside120
    Food and Drink122
    Eating Out125
    Drinks and Snacks149
    Food Specialties of Spain153
    Some Mexican Specialties156
    South and Central American Foods158
    Foods of the Caribbean159
    Meeting People162
    Small Talk162
    Dating and Socializing165
    Saying Good-bye167
    Shopping168
    Going Shopping169
    Books171
    Clothing173
    Electrical Appliances179
    Foods and Household Items180
    Jewelry183
    Newspapers and Magazines184
    Photography and Video Equipment185
    Audio Equipment187
    Souvenirs, Handicrafts189
    Bargaining192
    Stationery Items193
    Tobacco194
    Toiletries195
    Personal Care and Services198
    At the Barber198
    At the Beauty Parlor200
    Laundry and Dry Cleaning202
    Shoe Repairs204
    Watch Repairs204
    Camera Repairs205
    Medical Care207
    The Pharmacy (Chemist)207
    With the Doctor209
    In the Hospital (Accidents)217
    At the Dentist218
    With the Optician219
    Communications221
    Post Office221
    Telphones222
    Business Services and Electronic Communication226
    Fax226
    Computers227
    Photocopying233
    Telegrams233
    General Information235
    Telling Time235
    Days of the Week237
    Months of the Year238
    The Four Seasons240
    The Weather240
    Religious Services241
    Countries and Nationalities241
    Important Signs243
    Common Abbreviations245
    Centimeters/Inches246
    Meters/Feet247
    When You Weigh Yourself248
    Liquid Measures248
    Mini-Dictionary for Business Travelers248
    Quick Grammar Guide253
    Nouns253
    Articles254
    Adjectives254
    Pronouns257
    Verbs258
    Prepositions262
    To Form Questions264
    To Form Negative Words265
    Vocabulary Variations266
    English-Spanish Dictionary270
    Spanish-English Dictionary305
    Index323

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