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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

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.

Clic-book Digital Media’s new SPANISH PHRASE BOOK

** The best digital companion for study and travel **

Do you want to speak Spanish? This book will help you to understand and express the basics quickly and effectively.

Designed and written for electronic devices, the SPANISH PHRASE BOOK is a reliable, easy-to-use resource for anyone who needs Spanish for work or travel.

Perhaps you can already ‘get by’ in Spanish, but want to know more? This book will let you expand your knowledge, focusing on a wide range of situations, including:

Meeting people  |  General conversation  |  Numbers & measurements  |  Sight-seeing  |  Entertainment  |  Travel  |  Hotels & accommodation  |  Driving  |  Health: illness, doctors and medicines  |  Emergencies  |  Shopping  |  Food & drink (lots of this!)  |  Business  |  Jobs  |  Education  |  Communications  |  Bank & money  |  Police & crime  |  Technology  |  The weather  |  Sports & hobbies  |  Time, date, year  |  Special days & celebrations  |  Family life  |  Pets  |  Describing people  |  Emotions  |  Religion

For those who simply want to be able to communicate in Spanish when visiting a Spanish-speaking country, this book is the perfect start. Are you sick of pointing to things when you want to buy them? Now you don’t have to!

And if you’re a beginner, the simple pronunciation guide to every word and phrase means that learning to speak Spanish can be a quick and straightforward process.

With all these topics at your fingertips, you will be able to:

- Conduct essential conversations

- Share and request important information

- Read menus and other information and order exactly what you want

- Ask advice and get the best out of your vacation

- Take control of your vacation or business trip

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Whatever your needs, this phrase book is an incredibly useful way to carry the basics around with you. Ideal for quick access, it contains over 1,500 of the most useful phrases in the Spanish language, arranged in practical, everyday topics. Each phrase is translated into Spanish, and is accompanied by a simple transcription for pronunciation, allowing you to pronounce the phrase correctly, every time.

Whether you are traveling for business or learning Spanish for pleasure, Clic-book’s new SPANISH PHRASE BOOK will become your best digital companion. 

Full list of contents:

1. PHRASE BOOK. Fifty-seven sections, arranged by topic, to introduce you to all the essential phrases you will need to communicate in Spanish. Each phrase comes in English, Spanish, and in an easy-to-read pronunciation format (using normal letters, not phonetic symbols).

2. PRONUNCIATION TIPS AND GRAMMAR. Some basic information to help you use the phrase book and dictionary, including an explanation of the pronunciation of Spanish, and the transcriptions used in this book.

3. DICTIONARY. A 5000-word English-to-Spanish mini dictionary to provide you with easy access to all the most useful vocabulary.

4. 100 ‘clickable’ tests. Arranged by topic, these randomised quizzes let you test your knowledge of the most common phrases and words in the book. A great way to revise and expand your understanding and recall of Spanish.

5. 60 PROMPT CARDS. Download the PDFs of sixty single-sheet prompt cards, each one on a specific topic. Each card contains the most essential vocabulary and phrases for a specific situation. They are designed so that you can have them in your hand for immediate prompts.

British spelling is used throughout, although for some technical and scientific words the more common international/American spellings have been used. We hope you enjoy the book, and that it proves helpful to you, whether on vacation, business, or if you are learning Spanish for pleasure.

¡Buena suerte! (good luck!)

An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners.

"I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading.

What does this book give you?

· Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
· Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
· Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
· Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'
· Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including

· A glossary for bolded words in each text
· A bilingual word list
· Full plot summary
· Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners will make learning Spanish easy and enjoyable.

Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world. It is the official language in 21 countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. It is the most popular second language in the United States and Europe. The large population of Spanish speakers around the world in four continents and beyond makes it a smart choice for a second language.
The fast and steady growth of the Spanish speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business. Learning Spanish will empower you to communicate in the most productive way with Spanish speaking co-workers, employees, or customers. Hispanic consumers are the most dynamic market segment in North America.
Knowing Spanish is particularly advantageous if you're in the healthcare or education sector. The globalization trend has made it possible to tap this vast and fast growing market segment. Health practitioners and professionals who want to provide the best services to their Spanish-speaking clients will want to speak and understand their language to ensure that there are no barriers to excellent service.
If you're looking for job opportunities worldwide, having Spanish in your résumé will certainly confer definite advantages over those who are monolingual.
If you have plans of travelling to Spanish-speaking regions, the ability to understand and speak the language will make your trip a truly enriching experience.
If this is your first time to learn a Romance language, you can use this knowledge to easily learn other related languages.
The book "Spanish for Beginners" is designed to help you learn Spanish and bridge the communication gap in as fast as one week. It is written with the self-learner in mind and organized to help its readers understand and speak the language confidently within a short span of time.
This learning material will prove that by identifying the most important features of a language and by applying proven techniques and strategies to language learning, anyone can master the basics of the language and use this knowledge base to start speaking confidently and properly in Spanish in as little as seven days.
Learning a language permanently requires mastery of its fundamentals. This book highlights the important features of the Spanish language in the areas of grammar, pronunciation, syllabication, sentence formation, and communication.

SPANISH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT #5: A new way to learn Spanish The GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT series is an entertaining way to practice your Spanish as a foreign language. 

It comprises a series of bilingual general knowledge quizzes, giving you continuous access to both authentic Spanish language and direct English translations. Simply ‘click’ through each example at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. 

Because the text is a fully bilingual, parallel text (Spanish-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal Spanish tutor at your side as you read! 

Clic-books present you with very short examples of Spanish language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in Spanish-English translation. Practice your Spanish in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively. 

What? 
This ebook is a 100% bilingual text, comprising of a series of general knowledge quizzes that give you continuous access to both authentic Spanish language and direct English translations. Simply ‘click’ through each example at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. 

Because the text is a fully bilingual, parallel text (Spanish-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal Spanish tutor at your side as you read! 

Why? 
Because people have busy lives, and developing your reading skills in a second language is difficult and time-consuming. Clic-books are about little and often. Whenever you have a few minutes free, practice your Spanish in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively using fully bilingual texts. 

How? 
Clic-books present you with very short examples of Spanish language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in Spanish-English translation. As you work through the questions watch how quickly your Spanish reading skills improve! 

Read more about Clicbooks at: www.clic-books.com 

Keywords: learn Spanish, Spanish language, Spanish as a foreign language, bilingual texts, Spanish grammar, Spanish vocabulary, Spanish-English. 

Drop boring language courses and learn Spanish with this dynamic, multimedia course!

Practice Makes Perfect: Beginning Spanish gives you an all-encompassing learning experience. You'll immerse yourself in extensive audio practice and written exercises, giving you the guidance and support you need to master the basic structures of Spanish.

This dynamic package features:

A downloadable program with more than 400 dialogues and audio exercises Concise grammar explanations and a comprehensive glossary for quick reference A workbook with more than 140 written exercises that reinforce the downloadable program More than ten hours of audio recordings that can be downloaded to your MP3 player

Topics include: Finding Your Way Around—Hay, Describing Places and Things—Adjectives, Talking about Nationalities and Professions, Food and Film—Ser, Describing People, Emotions, and Health—Ser and Estar, Talking about Work and Play—Ir and Hacer, Talking about What you Need and What you Know, Shopping and Cooking—Saber and Conocer, Entertaining at Home—Tener, Your Daily Routine—Reflexive Verbs, Talking about Trips, Your Likes and Dislikes—The Preterite, Talking about your Childhood—The Imperfect, Health and Accidents—The Imperfect and the Preterite, At School and the Office—Comparatives and Superlatives, Business and The Cost of Living—The Present Perfect and the Past Perfect, Giving and Following Directions—The Imperative, Plans for the Holidays—The Future and Conditional, Talking about Relationships, Making Judgments—The Present Subjunctive

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Listen to audio lessons, while you read along!


Interactive. Effective. And FUN!

Start speaking Spanish in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Spanish -  Level 2: Absolute Beginner, a completely new way to learn Spanish with ease! Learn Spanish -  Level 2: Absolute Beginner will arm you with Spanish and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Spanish-speaking friends and family, teachers, and colleagues.


What you get in Learn Spanish - Level 2: Absolute Beginner:

- 200+ pages of Spanish learning material

- 25 Spanish lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section

- 25 Audio Lesson Tracks

- 25 Audio Review Tracks

- 25 Audio Dialog Tracks


This book is the most powerful way to learn Spanish. Guaranteed.

You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes.


Why are the audio lessons so effective?

- 25 powerful and to the point lessons

- syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly

- repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation

- cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson

- fun and relaxed approach to learning

- effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish.


Why are the lesson notes so effective?

- improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation

- grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations

- expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section

- master and learn to use Spanish grammar with the grammar section


Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning.

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Start speaking Spanish in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Spanish - Level 6: Lower Intermediate - a completely new way to learn Spanish with ease! Learn Spanish - Level 6: Lower Intermediate will arm you with Spanish and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Spanish friends and family, teachers, and colleagues.


What you get in Learn Spanish - Level 6: Lower Intermediate:

- 200+ pages of Spanish learning material

- 25 Spanish lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section

- 25 Audio Lesson Tracks (over 4 hours of Spanish lessons)

- 25 Audio Review Tracks (practice new words and phrases)

- 25 Audio Dialog Tracks (read along while you listen)


This book is the most powerful way to learn Spanish. Guaranteed.

You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes.


Why are the audio lessons so effective?

- powerful and to the point

- syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly

- repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation

- cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson

- fun and relaxed approach to learning

- effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish.


Why are the lesson notes so effective?

- improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation

- grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations

- expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section

- master and learn to use Spanish grammar with the grammar section


Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning, and start speaking Spanish instantly!

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