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 enjoyme
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:88 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Barbara B. Saloom Published: 12/28/1996 International: No
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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