Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition: Edition 2

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Learn Latin American Spanish quickly and painlessly

The job market for those who are bilingual is expandingrapidly. Businesses and government agencies are hiringtranslators; retailers and advertisers are concentrating moreenergy in targeting the Spanish-speaking ; and hospitals andagencies are seeking to overcome language barriers.

Whether you’re a student studying Spanish, a travelergearing up for a trip to a Spanish-speaking country and need tolearn the basics, or a upwardly mobile looking to get ahead of thepack in your career by learning a second language, Spanish ForDummies, 2nd edition is your hands-on guide to quicklyand painlessly learn Latin American Spanish that includes:

  • Expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, andpronunciations
  • A refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary complete with evenmore essential vocabulary, exercises, and more
  • A revamped and expanded bonus CD-ROM that includes real-lifedialogue to aid in your learning

Whether you’re looking to learn Spanish for use in thehome, class, at the office, or on the go, Spanish For Dummies,2nd edition has you covered!

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About the author

Berlitz® has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Susana Wald is a writer and literary translator in Hungarian, Spanish, English, and French, and she has taught abroad in Chile and Canada. Cecie Kraynak, MA, has taught and tutored Spanish at the junior high school and college levels for more than 25 years. She is the author of Spanish Verbs For Dummies.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 7, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118149669
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / Spanish
Reference / Dictionaries
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Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing inSpanish!

Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills?Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you theexpert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond.From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, andmuch more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish anduse it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will giveyou greater confidence — and the bonus CD helps you startspeaking Spanish from day one!

Warm up with the basics — handle greetings and small talkand review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and dates

Speak in everyday settings — handle greetings and smalltalk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask fordirections, and deal with emergencies

Grasp grammar essentials — learn to identify and use thevarious parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simplepast, present, and future tense

Stretch your skills — issue commands with the imperativemood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with thereflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctive

Take Spanish to work — communicate with colleagues orcustomers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, andreview 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 prepositionalphrases

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 systemrequirements.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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