Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo,Susana Wald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119976065

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 392

View: 6216

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version

500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies

Author: Cecie Kraynak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 576

View: 7100

An easy, fun reference for learning Spanish at home or in school Verbs in Spanish can be conjugated in six different ways, depending on the speaker and audience. In addition, there are fifteen different tenses in which verbs are used, making a total of 80 different conjugations for each verb. This knowledge can make anyone's head spin — but fear not! Dummies has it covered. 500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies is the ultimate guide to learning and conjugating verbs in the Spanish language. Beginners to the language will find quick reference for verbs in the basic present tenses, and advanced speakers will learn the more complex tenses of verbs as well as memorize advanced verbs with irregular endings. 500 of the most commonly used Spanish verbs are presented alphabetically and numbered for easy reference An additional index of 1,500+ Spanish verbs with the English translation of the infinitive Includes a summary of basic Spanish grammar, including verb tenses and moods Accompanying CD features memorization drills and exercises Complete with English translations, pronunciation guides, and examples of common verb use in everyday conversation, 500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies is an essential reference tool for any level of Spanish speaker.

Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555270

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 696

View: 600

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish! Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater confidence — and the bonus CD helps you start speaking Spanish from day one! Warm up with the basics — handle greetings and small talk and review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and dates Speak in everyday settings — handle greetings and small talk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask for directions, and deal with emergencies Grasp grammar essentials — learn to identify and use the various parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simple past, present, and future tense Stretch your skills — issue commands with the imperative mood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with the reflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctive Take Spanish to work — communicate with colleagues or customers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, and review example workplace scenarios for common professions Open the book and find: Basic and advanced Spanish grammar Pronunciation tips and vocabulary charts Verb conjugations for regular and irregular verbs Masculine and feminine nouns Tips for using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases Proper ways to ask questions The inside scoop on the key verb haber Key phrases for numerous work environments Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish dictionaries Bonus CD Includes Features dialogues by native Spanish speakers Allows you to hear Spanish as it's really spoken Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Spain for dummies

Author: Neil E. Schlecht

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 523

View: 2521

From Madrid and Barcelona to bullfights and tapas bars, Spain offers an amazing variety of places to go and things to do. Where do you begin? Don't worry! With this handy guide at your side, you'll be able to zero in on the highlights and plan the perfect trip. Discover: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss -- and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps

Spanish Phrases For Dummies

Author: Susana Wald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118054296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 6245

The fun and easy way to speak Spanish With Mexico the #1 international destination for Americans, over 14 million secondary school students enrolled in Spanish classes, and Spanish the primary language in many neighborhoods from L.A. to Miami, this should easily be the most popular title in our new phrase book series, following in the footsteps of Spanish For Dummies (0-7645-5194-9), which has sold more than 300,000 copies. Susana Wald is a writer, teacher, and translator.

Spanish Grammar For Dummies

Author: Cecie Kraynak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023803

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 8768

Teaches the grammatical rules of Spanish, including the parts of speech, sentence construction, punctuation, verb tenses, and moods.

French For Dummies

Author: Erotopoulos,Dodi-Katrin Schmidt,Michelle M. Williams,Dominique Wenzel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111813866X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 7281

The fast, informal way to learn to speak French - with integrated audio clips throughout. Listen to pronunciations and conversations. French is a beautiful language but quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or you travel overseas for business or leisure, this enhanced edition of French for Dummies can help. Written in an easy-to-follow format, with integrated audio clips, it gives you just what you need for basic communication in French. The enhanced edition includes: Expanded coverage of necessary grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations Useful exercises, practice questions, and a mini-dictionary Business, an upcoming class, travel – whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language but don't have time to take a class, this enhanced edition of French For Dummies can get you well on your way to becoming fluent in no time!

Chinese For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118436547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 1982

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Dutch For Dummies

Author: Margreet Kwakernaak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047051986X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 394

View: 717

This simple guidebook and audio CD covers Dutch grammar, pronunciation and everyday phrases, making this vibrant language more accessible to English speakers, whether you're just visiting or planning to stay on a long-term basis.

Daily Spanish For Dummies®, Mini Edition

Author: Susana Wald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118042980

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 9150

Pick up the basic Spanish you need to get around! Do you need to speak Spanish quickly? Now it is easier than ever before to make yourself understood whenever you are interacting with Spanish speakers. This handy guide is packed with pronunciation tips, useful phrases and expressions, common greetings, and conversational questions. It gives you just the right words you need! Find out: The proper way to introduce yourself Correct pronunciations for key letters and vowels How to make small talk Different ways to handle phone conversations Helpful phrases for dining out or shopping trips

Intermediate Spanish For Dummies

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470287306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 1475

Need to brush up on your Spanish? Intermediate Spanish For Dummies is your key to success in building your writing skills and bolstering your confidence. It gives you the straight talk and nitty-gritty detail that will see you successfully through any major or minor roadblocks to communicating in Spanish. This friendly, hands-on workbook is loaded with practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice how native speakers use the language. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Spanish style and usage that will have you writing like a native in no time. Plus, you’ll find multiple charts that provide conjugations for all types of Spanish verbs. You’ll get up to speed with Spanish grammar, master essential differences between Spanish and English language usage, and be able to communicate effectively when traveling or conducting business. Discover how to: Use fundamental Spanish grammar, from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions Select and conjugate Spanish verbs correctly Understand the importance of grammatical gender in Spanish Avoid the most common writing mistakes Use numbers and express dates and times Name countries and nationalities in Spanish Expand your Spanish vocabulary exponentially Get comfortable with the subjunctive Combine verbs with confidence and competence Sharpen your Spanish-language skills the fun and easy way with Intermediate Spanish For Dummies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0028644514

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 4102

Presents the principles of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and usage for immediate use, along with a Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionary, a guide to pronunciation, cultural information, useful phrases, and exercises.

Business English Para Dummines

Revisado Por Los Editores de Gestión 2000

Author: AA. VV.

Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)

ISBN: 8432900044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5032

¿Necesitas el inglés para ascender en tu trabajo? ¿Te sientes inseguro en las reuniones con clientes y proveedores extranjeros? ¿Quieres ampliar las fronteras de tu empresa? Esta práctica guía te presenta 80 situaciones habituales del mundo de los negocios, para que sepas cómo desenvolverte en cada caso.• Inglés + Habilidades directivas — todo en uno, ¿qué más se puede pedir?• Minidiccionario muy útil — los principales términos trabajados se encuentran recopilados al final del libro, para que los puedas consultar en cualquier momento.• Una práctica estructura — los 80 ejemplos están agrupados en cinco temas: Reuniones y negociaciones, Ventas, Trabajoen equipo y gestión, Atención y trato con el cliente y Relaciones interpersonales y networking.• La voz de la experiencia — textos revisados por el equipo editorial de Gestión 2000, empresa líder en literatura empresarial.

Spanish in 30 Days

Author: Carmen R. de Königbauer,Harda Kuwer

Publisher: Berlitz

ISBN: 9789812682253

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 5282

This book enables the users to speak and understand everyday Spanish in just one month. This package includes 30 lessons focusing on daily routines, business, travel and more, an audio CD featuring recordings of all the dialogues in the course book, and six tests to measure proficiency, as well as a dictionary and helpful pronunciation guide.

The Everything Learning Brazilian Portuguese Book

Speak, Write, and Understand Basic Portuguese in No Time

Author: Fernanda Ferreira

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605502545

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 664

Brazilian Portuguese made easy--and fun! The Everything Learning Brazilian Portuguese Book makes Brazilian Portuguese a breeze to learn! Author Fernanda L. Ferreira, Ph.D., provides you with step-by-step instruction in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Learn how to: Understand Portuguese grammar Improve pronunciation Ask questions in Portuguese Have basic conversations when traveling, dining out, conducting business, and shopping Packed with dialogue examples, self-tests, and English-to-Portuguese and Portuguese-to-English dictionaries, The Everything Learning Brazilian Portuguese Book will have you speaking--and understanding--Portuguese in no time.

Spanish for Dummies, UK Portable Edition

Author: Pedro Vazquez Bermejo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119945604

Category:

Page: 272

View: 5311

Say ¡hola! to instant Spanish Whether you're travelling for a week's getaway or setting up a new life in Spain, this book is the perfect tool to get you up and running. From help with the basics to techniques for honing your conversation skills, this easy-to-use book helps you understand and be understood in European Spanish. Taking you step-by-step through the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, you'll be speaking Spanish with confidence in no time. Grasp the basics ? learn some simple Spanish, discover how words are pronounced and become familiar with key grammar rules Hit the town ? order food and drink when you're out and about and get to know the locals Spend your money ? work your way around the shops with ease and master currency lingo Find your way ? navigate your way around and learn how to ask for and understand directions Open the book and find: Handy greetings and introductions How to speak like a local Essential grammar rules Pronunciation tips Advice on navigating public transport systems How to call for help in an emergency

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 652

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0385410956

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 2938

Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"

World History For Dummies

Author: Peter Haugen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470547526

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 4555

Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from religion and science to art and war — giving you an understanding of how the 21st-century world came to be. Begin to connect with the past — label the eras as you meet the Neanderthals, home in on Homer, raise Atlantis, and preserve Pharaohs Find strength in numbers — trace the growth from ancient civilizations to today's global community and discover what makes societies succeed or fail Discover the impact of thought — explore the rise of religion, the roots of philosophy, and the advance of science — and how our feelings and beliefs continually redefined us Know the global consequences of war — ride with the Greeks and the Romans, arm yourself with the cavalry, dig the trenches, and follow the paths humans took to wage modern war Meet the movers and shakers — from great leaders and courageous revolutionaries to ruthless tyrants and unsung heroes Examine significant events of the 21st century — from 9/11 and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to climate change, Hurricane Katrina, and the economic rise of China, India, and Brazil Open the book and find: A detailed overview of history The development of the world's religions Reviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the Bill of Rights The invention of writing and art Scientific developments that revolutionized the world Capsule biographies of people who changed history — and a few who were changed by it Ten unforgettable dates in world history

The Story of Spanish

Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau,Julie Barlow

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250023165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 3050

Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the husband-and-wife team who chronicled the history of the French language in The Story of French, now look at the roots and spread of modern Spanish. Full of surprises and honed in Nadeau and Barlow's trademark style, combining personal anecdote, reflections, and deep research, The Story of Spanish is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names—Spanish and Castilian. The story starts when the ancient Phoenicians set their sights on "The Land of the Rabbits," Spain's original name, which the Romans pronounced as Hispania. The Spanish language would pick up bits of Germanic culture, a lot of Arabic, and even some French on its way to taking modern form just as it was about to colonize a New World. Through characters like Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus, Cervantes, and Goya, The Story of Spanish shows how Spain's Golden Age, the Mexican Miracle, and the Latin American Boom helped shape the destiny of the language. Other, more somber episodes, also contributed, like the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of Spain's Jews, the destruction of native cultures, the political instability in Latin America, and the dictatorship of Franco. The Story of Spanish shows there is much more to Spanish than tacos, flamenco, and bullfighting. It explains how the United States developed its Hispanic personality from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to Latin American immigration and telenovelas. It also makes clear how fundamentally Spanish many American cultural artifacts and customs actually are, including the dollar sign, barbecues, ranching, and cowboy culture. The authors give us a passionate and intriguing chronicle of a vibrant language that thrived through conquests and setbacks to become the tongue of Pedro Almodóvar and Gabriel García Márquez, of tango and ballroom dancing, of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.