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Conversational Spanish : Quick and Easy

Conversational Spanish : Quick and Easy - 88 edition

ISBN13: 978-0962775505

ISBN13: 978-0962775505
ISBN10: 0962775509
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 88
Publisher: Barbara B. Saloom
Published: 1988
International: No

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Conversational Spanish : Quick and Easy - 88 edition

ISBN13: 978-0962775505

Barbara B. Saloom

ISBN13: 978-0962775505
ISBN10: 0962775509
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 88
Publisher: Barbara B. Saloom

Published: 1988
International: No
Summary

Conversational Spanish: Quick and Easy is presented to the adult or the college student who wants to attain a speaking knowledge of Spanish with the stress more on communication and comprehension than on grammatical depth. It is useful to tourists, business people who travel to Hispanic countries, people who deal with Hispanic people in the United States in the fields of medicine, dentistry, social work, small shops, etc. and those who want the enrichment and enjoyment of learning a foreign language.

Table of Contents

Preface
Spanish Pronunciation

Lesson 1

Presentación (Introduction)
Vocabulary
Greetings, introductions, telling one's name, farewells
Explanation
Punctuation, abbreviations, conjugation Verb estar
Culture
Hispanic names

Lesson 2

Vamos a hablar (Let's Talk)
Vocabulary
Useful expressions, nationalities, adjectives
Explanation
Small and capital letters, negative, questions, "ser" and "estar," gender, number Verb ser
Culture
North Americans, South Americans, and Central Americans

Lesson 3

La familia (The Family)
Vocabulary
Family members, numbers, "ar" verbs
Explanation
Definite article, "ar" verbs, accent mark over question words, personal "a", Verb tener
Culture
Hispanic family life

Lesson 4

La hora y el tiempo (Time and Weather)
Vocabulary
Telling time, time expressions, weather expressions,"er" verbs, "tener" expressions, numbers
Explanation
How to tell time, "er" verbs, English translations of the present tense Verb ir
Culture
The 24 hour clock and Spanish American attitudes toward time

Lesson 5

Los oficios (Occupations)
Vocabulary
Occupations, "gustar," "ir" verbs, days of the week, numbers
Explanation
Indefinite article, possession, "gustar," "ir" verbs, use of the definite article, numbers
Culture
Work among Hispanics, Spanish calendar, sports

Lesson 6

La casa (Home)
Vocabulary
Rooms, meals, activities, location of the house, months, dates
Explanation
Use of the definite article, possession, "gustar," "al" and "del," dates, Verbs, venir poder
Culture
Guests in a Spanish American household, Hispanic homes

Lesson 7

Un viaje (A Trip)
Vocabulary
Travel in an Hispanic country, money exchange, luggage, local transportation, numbers, seasons
Explanation
"Gustar," noun modifiers, position of adjectives, "quisiera," demonstratives, negatives, use of a preposition with a following infinitive, Verbs ver saber
Culture
Travel in Spanish America

Lesson 8

Un restaurante (A Restaurant)
Vocabulary
Foodstuffs, beverages, tableware, meals, "tener" expressions
Explanation
The words for "what," numbers, root changing verbs, Verbs hacer decir
Culture
Spanish American meals

Lesson 9

Ir de compras (Going Shopping)
Vocabulary
A shopping trip, clothing, gift items, colors
Explanation
"Ought" and "to have to," use of subject pronouns, command forms Verbs, dar poner
Culture
When to bargain, clothing

Lesson 10

El cuerpo humano (The Human Body)
Vocabulary
Illness, parts of the body, medicine, personal services
Explanation
Use of "the" with parts of the body, "en" and "a," "preguntar" and "pedir," stem changing verbs, Verb salir
Culture
Using gestures

Lesson 11

El correo y el banco (The Post Office and the Bank)
Vocabulary
Mailing letters, packages, and post cards, cashing checks, currency of different countries
Explanation
Future, "verdad?," use of familiar form of "you," two forms for "where," use of "the" with countries
Culture
Exchanging American currency

Lesson 12

Fiestas (Holidays)
Vocabulary
Parties, the bullfight, reflexive verbs
Explanation
"Tocar" and "jugar," the reflexive pronoun, use of the preposition "de" after a verb with a following infinitive
Culture
Spanish and Spanish American celebrations, the bullfight

Lesson 13

El supermercado y el mercado al aire libre ( The Supermarket and the Open Air Market)
Vocabulary
Shopping for foodstuffs, clothing and luxury items
Explanation
Comparisons of equality, comparisons of inequality, past tense, impersonal expressions, "cien" and "ciento," word separation
Culture
Hispanics in the United States

Lesson 14

El aeropuerto (The Airport) 81
Vocabulary
Airplanes, departure, on the airplane, arrival at destination
Explanation
"Conocer" and "saber," "al" for "upon," indirect object pronouns
Culture
Transportation to and within a Spanish American country

Lesson 15

Las diversiones (Entertainment)
Vocabulary
Dating, dancing, theater, watching T.V., going to a ball game, etc.
Explanation
Prepositional pronouns, how to stress a pronoun, "ito,""sí que," where English requires the word "the" and Spanish omits it, "se" meaning "one another."
Culture
Dati-Spanishng in Spanish America
Vocabulary
Spanish-English
Vocabulary
English