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
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: Realising that You Know a Little Spanish Already 9 Chapter 2: Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar 25 Part II: Spanish in Action 41 Chapter 3: ¡Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions 43 Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 63 Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market 77 Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy 101 Chapter 7: Organising a Night on the Town 121 Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation 141 Chapter 9: Talking on the Telephone 163 Chapter 10: Looking Around the Home and Office 175 Part III: Spanish on the Go 199 Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money 201 Chapter 12: Asking Directions: ¿Dónde Está? (Where Is It?) 213 Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel 229 Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis and More 245 Chapter 15: Planning a Trip 267 Chapter 16: Handling Emergencies 283 Part IV: The Part of Tens 305 Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly 307 Chapter 18: Ten (Plus Two) Favourite Spanish Expressions 311 Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember 315 Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish 321 Part V: Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Mini Dictionary 327 Appendix B: Spanish Verbs 343 Appendix C: About the CD 353 Appendix D: Spanish Facts 355 Index 359
Pedro Vázquez Bermejo is a Spanish teacher living in London. He tutors privately as well as being the BBC's in-house Spanish teacher. He is a proofreader, editor and adviser on Sega Multilingual role games at Soho Voice Over studios. Susana Wald is a language instructor, translator and publisher.
Learn to: Speak Spanish on the go in a variety of everyday situations Communicate confidently in spoken or written Spanish Get to grips with basic grammar and vocabulary Perfect your pronunciation with the audio CD 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 and audio CD will help 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 Make the call — communicate with people over the phone, in both business and social contexts Spend your money — work your way around the shops with ease and master currency lingo Find your way — navigate your way around Spain's key attractions and learn how to ask for and understand directions Open the book and find: Handy greetings and introductions How to speak like a local Examples of typical Spanish conversations Essential grammar rules Pronunciation tips Etiquette for written Spanish Techniques for successful telephone conversations Advice on navigating public transport systems How to call for help in an emergency
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