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Spanish for Dummies

Spanish for Dummies

Spanish for Dummies

Kraynak, Cecie; Wald, Susana;  
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Learn Latin American Spanish quickly and painlessly with this enhanced eBook

The job market for those who are bilingual is expanding rapidly. Businesses and government agencies are hiring translators; retailers and advertisers are concentrating more energy in targeting the Spanish-speaking; and hospitals and agencies are seeking to overcome language barriers.

Whether you're a student studying Spanish, a traveler gearing up for a trip to a Spanish-speaking country and need to learn the basics, or a upwardly mobile looking to get ahead of the pack in your career by learning a second language, this enhanced edition of Spanish For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your hands-on guide to quickly and painlessly learn Latin American Spanish that includes:

  • Expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations
  • A refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary, exercises, and more
  • Take your skills to the next level with real-life conversations in this enhanced eBook.

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

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.

From the Back Cover

The fast and painless way to learn to speak Spanish

Are you a student studying Spanish; a traveler gearing up for a trip to a Spanish-speaking country; or someone who simply wants to communicate with Spanish-speaking friends, neighbors, and colleagues? Spanish For Dummies is your hands-on guide for quickly and painlessly grasping the basics of speaking Spanish. You'll get a handle on grammar, essential vocabulary, verb conjugations, and pronunciations in no time!

  • Spanish 101 — learn to recite the alphabet; pronounce words and phrases; and meet, greet, and exchange pleasantries with other Spanish speakers

  • It's as easy as uno, dos, tres — discover how to ask key questions, chat about the weather, describe family members, order food, talk about where you live, and more

  • Happy trails — take your Spanish on the road and discover how to plan a trip, exchange your money for local currency, get around with various modes of transportation, and check into a hotel

  • Take care of business — grasp the essential Spanish language skills you need to talk on the phone and perform everyday tasks at the office

Audio CD Includes

More than 30 conversations that reinforce lessons from the book

Open the book and find:

  • Basic grammar and common expressions

  • Sentence structure and verb conjugations

  • Formal and informal greetings

  • Information on numbers, time, and measurements

  • Pointers for describing everyday activities in Spanish

  • Tips for making small talk, asking for directions, and more

  • Fun activities to help you practice your Spanish skills

  • Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries

Learn to

  • Speak Spanish quickly and effectively

  • Master basic grammar, verb conjugations, vocabulary, and pronunciationsTake your skills to the next level with real-life conversations on the accompanying CD

From the Publisher

This unintimidating guide from the experts at Berlitz helps you start speaking Spanish quickly and easily! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or just want to pick up basic Spanish, you'll find its packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, fun, and handy references including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary, common verb lists, and more!

Discover how to:

*Have everyday conversations in Spanish

*Make sense of Spanish grammar

*Improve your pronunciation

*Get a handle on verb conjugations

*Use idioms and popular expressions

*Get around in a Spanish-speaking country --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.