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:
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!
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.
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 yourselfCorrect pronunciations for key letters and vowelsHow to make small talkDifferent ways to handle phone conversationsHelpful phrases for dining out or shopping trips
Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.
With over 325 million speakers, Spanish is in a virtual deadheat with English as the second most popular spoken language. Thiseasy-to-follow guide shows readers how to successfully conjugateverbs, providing easy, entertaining exercises and answer keys toreinforce different grammatical rules. More than just adictionary-style list of verbs, Spanish Verbs ForDummies covers regular verbs in the present tense and sixother simple tenses, interrogatives and imperatives, irregularverbs in all seven tenses, and Spanish verb nuances.
Mary Kraynak, MA (Indianapolis, IN), teaches Spanish tojunior high and high school students and has served as a technicalconsultant to several Spanish learning guides.
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 IncludesFeatures 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.
Spanish Grammar For Dummies is a logical extension andcomplement to the successful language learning books, SpanishFor Dummies and 500 Spanish Verb For Dummies. In plainEnglish, it teaches you the grammatical rules of the Spanishlanguage, including parts of speech, sentence construction,pronouns, adjectives, punctuation, stress and verb tenses, andmoods. Throughout the book, you get plenty of practiceopportunities to help you on your goal of mastering Spanishgrammar.Grasp the grammatical rules of SpanishBenefit from plenty of practice opportunities throughout thebookUse the Spanish language confidently and correctly
Whether you're a student studying Spanish or a professionallooking to get ahead of the pack by learning a second language,Spanish Grammar For Dummies is your hands-on guide toquickly and painlessly master the written aspect of this popularlanguage.