Spanish Visual Language Guide

Spanish Visual Language Guide

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Spanish Visual Language Guide by Rudi Kost, Karl-Heinz Brecheis


International travelers will value this quick-reference vocabulary and phrase builder. Hundreds of color photos and cartoon-style illustrations present visual images of words and phrases that travelers typically need when they are getting around in Spain or Latin America. Here's how to ask for gasoline when driving into a service station—with pictures and bilingual phrases and answers to dramatize the situation. Here too are words and pictures depicting all kinds of food and drink—a pineapple, a mug of cold beer, a sandwich, a fresh apple. The book is color-coded along page edges according to topics to help travelers find what they're looking for in a hurry. General topics include transportation, accommodations, food shopping, department store shopping, furniture and appliances, sports and recreation, and many others. This good-looking book also makes a handy reference source for language students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764122804
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: Visual Language Guides
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 460,341
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

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Spanish Visual Language Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Grammar Overview6
Sentence Structure6
Articles6
Nouns6
Possessive, Indirect Objects6
Pronouns6
Adjectives7
Adverbs7
Helping Verbs and Modal Verbs7
Verbs8
Negation8
Pronunciation8
Quick Overview9
The 11 Most Important Words9
The 22 Most Important Expressions9
The 33 Most Important Verbs11
Constructing Sentences11
Everyday Conversation12
Comparatives13
Opposites13
Important Vocabulary14
Questions About Questions14
This and That14
General Information15
Numbers15
Cardinal Numbers15
Ordinal Numbers15
Fractions and Quantities15
Weights and Measurements16
Weights16
Fluids16
Length16
Area16
Date and Time17
Days of the Week18
Months18
Holidays18
Times18
Seasons18
Telling Time19
The Weather22
Pronunciation24
Conversation25
First Contact25
What You Hear27
Familiar Greetings27
Set Phrases27
Excuse Me!28
Introductions29
Forms of Address29
Origin30
Where Are You From?30
Relatives32
Occupations32
Professions33
Feelings and Opinions36
How Are You?36
Terms of Endearment36
Congratulations37
Enthusiasm37
Opinion37
Indignation37
Problems38
Insults38
Agreement38
First Approach38
Polite but Firm40
Impolite and Very Firm40
Things Are Getting Serious!40
Using the Telephone41
Writing Letters43
A Personal Letter43
A Business Letter44
Salutations45
Greetings45
Important Vocabulary45
What People Talk About46
Subjects46
Politics46
On the Move47
At the Border47
Customs Regulations48
Customs48
Traveling by Plane49
Booking a Flight49
Security Check51
On the Plane52
Arrival52
Important Vocabulary53
Taxi54
By Car and Motorcycle55
Renting a Car55
The Car57
The Motorcycle59
On the Move60
Directions60
Notices and Traffic Signs61
Parking62
Filling Up63
Breakdowns64
In the Repair Shop66
Traffic Regulations, Violations68
Accidents69
Traveling by Bicycle70
The Bicycle70
Renting a Bicycle71
Taking the Train73
Buying Tickets73
At the Ticket Window74
On the Platform / On Board the Train75
What You Hear75
Important Vocabulary76
Taking the Bus77
Traveling by Boat78
In the City80
Asking for Directions80
What You Hear81
Traveling on Foot81
Directions82
Local Traffic83
Overnight Accommodations85
Finding a Room86
Where Can One Spend the Night?85
Written Inquiry86
Reserving by Phone87
In the Hotel88
At the Reception Desk88
What You Hear89
Requests and Desires90
The Hotel Staff91
Complaints91
Departure91
Accessories92
Vacation Home95
Reserving a Vacation Home95
Vacation Home: Practical Matters96
Equipment97
Important Vocabulary98
Youth Hostels99
At the Campground100
On the Farm102
Eating and Drinking105
Cuisine105
Where to Turn105
Meals106
Meal Times107
What You Hear106
What You Often Need106
Signs and Posters106
In the Restaurant107
Ordering108
Making a Reservation109
Paying110
Praise110
Complaints110
On the Table111
Is Something Missing?111
The Menu112
Breakfast113
Drinks114
Eggs114
Bread and Rolls115
Miscellaneous115
Appetizers, Soups, and Salads116
Appetizers116
Soups116
Salads116
Salad Dressings116
Vinegar and Oil116
Fish and Shellfish117
Meat Dishes118
Types of Meat118
Steaks118
Cuts of Meat119
Ways to Prepare119
Poultry120
Wild Game120
Side Dishes121
Potatoes121
Noodles121
Rice121
Bread121
Vegetables122
Herbs and Spices126
Cheese127
Fruit127
Nuts130
Cakes131
Desserts131
Snacks132
Drinks133
What Would You Like?133
Coffee133
Tea133
Refreshments134
Miscellaneous134
Beer134
Liquors134
Wine and Champagne135
Wine-Producing Regions136
Shopping137
In the Store137
What's Most Important137
Forget Something?137
What You Often Need139
What You Hear or Read140
In a Department Store140
Shops141
Colors142
Designs142
At the Market143
Foods144
Quantities146
Sales Conversations146
Drugs and Cosmetics147
For Children and Babies149
Tobacco Products150
Clothing151
What You Hear151
Sizes151
Articles of Clothing152
Sewing154
Fabrics154
Leather Goods155
Dry Cleaning, Laundromat155
Shoes156
In the Sporting Goods Shop157
Housewares159
Tools164
Camping Equipment165
The Bookshop166
Writing Implements166
Painting Supplies168
In the Photography Shop168
What Is Broken?168
Accessories169
Films169
Developing Film170
Video171
Electronic Devices172
Stereo173
Computer173
At the Optician's174
At the Watchmaker's176
Jeweler176
At the Hair Stylist's177
Beach, Sports, and Nature179
Types of Sports179
What's Happening?179
Renting182
Instruction182
Creative Vacations182
At the Beach182
Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools186
Water Sports186
Wind Surfing186
Diving187
Sailing188
Fishing190
Hiking and Climbing191
Equipment192
Important Vocabulary192
Nature193
Winter Sports194
Spectator Sports194
Culture and Entertainment195
At the Tourist Office195
Sightseeing and Tours196
What Is There?196
Churches and Monasteries197
In the Museum198
Notices and Signs198
What's It Like?198
Performances199
What Is There?199
What You Hear or Read199
Information199
Theater and Concerts200
Buying Tickets200
Discos and Nightclubs200
Offices and Institutions201
Offices and Institutions201
Post Office201
The Right Address201
At the Post Office Counter202
Telegrams202
Picking Up Mail202
The Bank203
Police204
Help! Thief!204
At the Police Station205
What Happened?205
What Was Stolen?206
Important Vocabulary206
Lost and Found206
Health207
First Aid207
What You Hear207
Drugstore208
Directions for Taking Medications208
At the Doctor's209
The Human Body209
Parts of the Body211
At the Doctor's211
What the Doctor Says212
Specialists212
Illnesses213
What's the Matter?214
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because my wife and I were going to be taking a trip to Mexico, and while I had a good basis in Spanish from years before, I don't use it and most was gone. The challenge then was to find a book that I could use that would allow us to travel and communicate about the issues that casual travelers run into on a regular basis. My plan was to read the book before we went out and did anything, using the topical vocabulary to bridge the pieces of whatever Spanish I retained. To my surprise, the plan actually worked! So the real question is: Would I recommend the book? The answer is: I have. My daughter is on a six month solo bicycle adventure in South America, and I recommended that she take the book with her.