Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition


Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo,Susana Wald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119976065
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 392
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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

Spanish Phrases For Dummies


Author: Susana Wald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054296
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 216
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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
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Teaches the grammatical rules of Spanish, including the parts of speech, sentence construction, punctuation, verb tenses, and moods.

Spanish All-in-One For Dummies


Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470555270
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 696
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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.

Spanish Essentials For Dummies


Author: Gail Stein,Mary Kraynak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470649091
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Spanish after time away, Spanish Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory Spanish course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, students will skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of Spanish Essentials For Dummies. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical Spanish concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just want to be brush up on the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies


Author: Cecie Kraynak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236254
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 576
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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 Word Games For Dummies


Author: Adam Cohen,Leslie Frates
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470502002
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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The fun and easy way to learn Spanish-by playing games! Do you want to learn how to speak Spanish? One major aspect of learning a new language is learning the vocabulary, but for many people, this involves memorization, which can be a difficult task. Now, Spanish Word Games For Dummies offers you a fun and painless alternative: games and puzzles designed to help you practice and remember your Spanish vocabulary. This fun, practical guide features more than 100 word games and puzzles, including crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, and more-that range in difficulty from easy to challenging. As you play, you'll develop your Spanish vocabulary while you improve your language skills. Spanish Word Games For Dummies provides you with challenging puzzles to build your Spanish vocabulary and enhance your skill set Includes crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, and other word games Works as a supplement to Spanish language courses and programs It's portable enough to easily take to classes or on the road Whether you're a proficient speaker looking to brush up on your vocabulary or a first-time Spanish speaker, this clever guide is the ideal way to have fun while you increase your skills!

Intermediate Spanish For Dummies


Author: Gail Stein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470287306
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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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.

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies


Author: Rosalind Kalb,Barbara Giesser,Kathleen Costello
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118240081
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Your trusted, compassionate guide to living with MS Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn't mean your life is over. Everyone's MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their lives with MS without making a full-time job of it. Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you accessible, easy-to-understand information about what happens with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function better, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn how to make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you, what qualities to look for in a neurologist and the rest of your healthcare team, how to manage fatigue, the pros and cons of alternative medicine, why and how to talk to your kids about MS, stress management strategies, your rights under the Americans with Disabilities act, and so much more. Covers major medical breakthroughs that slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life for those living with MS Helps those affected by MS and their family members understand the disease and the latest treatment options Helpful and trusted advice on coping with physical, mental, emotional, and financial aspects of MS Complete with listings of valuable resources such as other books, websites, and community agencies and organizations that you can tap for information or assistance, Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you everything you need to make educated choices and comfortable decisions about living with MS.

Daily Spanish For Dummies®, Mini Edition


Author: Susana Wald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118042980
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 64
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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: 9781118052044
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
View: 6131

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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.

Selling For Dummies


Author: Tom Hopkins,Ben Kench
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119998341
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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Being a successful salesperson isn’t only useful in a traditional sales role. Whether you want to sell a new product to a business, an idea to an investor, or yourself in an interview, this book provides you with all the tips and techniques you need to stand out from the crowd. This straight-talking guide helps you develop the sales, communication, and negotiating skills you need to deliver successful presentations, win and retain customers, maintain your confidence, and get the results you want.

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
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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!

Dutch For Dummies


Author: Margreet Kwakernaak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047051986X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 394
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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.

German Essentials For Dummies


Author: Wendy Foster,Paulina Christensen,Anne Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111818422X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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If you have some knowledge of German and want to polish your skills, this guide focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively.

Android Phones For Dummies


Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119310717
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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Your full-color guide to putting your Android to work for you Your smartphone is essentially your lifeline—so it's no wonder you chose a simple-to-use, fun-to-customize, and easy-to-operate Android. Cutting through intimidating jargon and covering all the features you need to know about your Android phone, this down-to-earth guide arms you with the knowledge to set up and configure your device, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more. Whether you're new to Android phones or have just upgraded to a new model, Android Phones For Dummies makes it fast and easy to make your new smartphone your minion. Written by bestselling author Dan Gookin, it walks you through the basics in a language you can understand before moving on to more advanced topics, like dialing tricks to forward calls, working with predictive text, accessing special characters, manipulating the touch screen, and using a USB connection to synchronize your stuff. Set up your phone and configure its settings Play games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videos Join the conversation and have fun with social media Make your life easier with Google Voice typing No matter how you slice it, life with an Android phone is more organized and fun—and this book shows you how to make the most of it.

Spanish For Dummies


Author: Susana Wald
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764551949
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 432
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Spanish For Dummies is the fun and easy way to learn Spanish quickly and painlessly! Written by the experts at the renowned Berlitz school, this hands-on resource shows you the ins and outs of the Spanish language and culture, acting as both a guidebook and a reference. Soon you will have all the tools you need to: Master the nuts and bolts of grammar Greet others and introduce yourself Get to know people with small talk Order in restaurants Shop anywhere Go out on the town Enjoy yourself with local recreation Have a conversation on the phone Work in an office and around the house Ask for directions Check in and out of a hotel Use transportation Call for help in an emergency This guide features ways to start speaking Spanish quickly, as well as 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 the ultimate guide for speaking Spanish quick and easy! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French

A Short Guide
Author: Patricia V. Lunn,Anita Jon Alkhas
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626164266
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 156
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Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French provides adult English speakers who have learned either Spanish or French as a second language with the tools to learn the other as a third language. Research in the growing fields of third-language acquisition and multilingualism documents how successful language learners intuitively build on their existing knowledge as they learn a new language. In this vein, Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French takes advantage of the fact that learners with intermediate proficiency in a second language are used to thinking consciously about language, know themselves as language learners, and can capitalize on what they know about one language to understand the other. With chapters conveniently organized by grammatical concept and including supplementary resources such as exercises, parallel reading texts, and audio files, this book will benefit students, travelers, and budding multilinguals alike.

Chinese For Dummies


Author: Wendy Abraham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118436547
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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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.