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Learning Spanish

ISBN-10: 0028644514

ISBN-13: 9780028644516

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Gail Stein

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This updated edition of the number one selling beginning-level Spanish book offers loads of new content, including: An expanded Spanish/English/English/Spanish dictionary-with twice as many entries as the leading competition New exercises, with answers in each chapter Expanded vocabulary and more useful phrases More illustrations for learning new words Just in time for summer travelers, this is the user-friendly language guide that makes Spanish a snap.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738

The Basics
Why You Should Study Spanish
Seriously Speaking
Go For It!
Fear Not!
How to Study
Learning Specifics
Where in the World Is Spanish Spoken?
Is Spanish the Same Throughout the Spanish-Speaking World?
Twenty Phrases You Should Know
Say It Right!
When There's Stress Involved
Acceptable Accents
Perfecting Your Accent
Vowels Are Easy!
The Diphthong Dilemma
Don't Sound Like a Gringo!
The Spanish You Know
You Know This!
A Perfect Match
Almost Perfect Partners
Versatile Verbs
False Amigos
Grappling with Grammar
Grammar! Good Grief!
Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Just Look It Up
Bilingual Dictionaries--a Crash Course
Idioms Aren't for Idiots
An Idiom? What's That?
Slang--Should I Use It?
Idioms and Slang
Choose One
Taking Off
Time Is on My Mind
Follow the Leader
What's Your Opinion?
How Are You?
How's the Weather?
I Love Your Body (Language)
Sexually Speaking
The Battle of the Sexes
Noun Markers
Gender Benders
Gender Changes
When There's More Than One
Plural Nouns
Mixed Doubles
Going Places
What's the Subject?
Subject Pronouns
Says You!
Just Keep Moving
Regular Verbs
The -ar Verb Family
The -er Verb Family
The -ir Verb Family
Go Ahead! Ask Me!
When to Raise Your Voice
The Tags Verdad?, No?, and Esta Bien?
About Face
And the Answer Is
Traveling Around
Meetings and Greetings
Ask Your Friends
To Be or--to Be!
Determining the Difference
Idioms with Estar
What Are You Up To?
What's Your Line?
Tell Me All About It
Getting Information
Getting to Know You
Meet the Clan!
You Belong to Me
Possession with De
What's in an Apellido?
Possessive Adjectives
I'll Introduce You
More and More
Idioms with Tener
What's He/She Like?
Adjectives Have Gender
When There's a Crowd
The Perfect Position
The Plane Has Landed
On the Plane
The Plane Plan
Filling Out Forms
At the Airport
Going Places
How Do I Get to ...?
Following Directions
Prepositions
Contractions
Por vs. Para
What Did You Say?
Getting There Is Half the Fun
The Way to Go
Catching a Ride
Go-Go Verbs
What's What?
Fill 'er Up
Show Me the Way to Go Home
How Much?
What's the Time?
Settling In
A Room with a View?
What Do You Need?
Going Up
It's Time for a Change
Verbs Ending in -ar and -er
Verbs Ending in -ir
Verbs Ending in -uir
Verbs Ending in -iar and -uar
Having Fun
How's the Weather?
It's 20 Degrees and They're Wearing String Bikinis!
Baby It's Cold Outside
The Forecast Is
What Day Is It?
The Best Month for a Visit
The Four Seasons
When You Have a Date
Give Me Good Weather
Expressions with Dar
Let's See the Sights
Super Sights
What Shall We See?
Suggest Away!
Other Useful Phrases
What Do You Think?
The World Beyond
Going Places
Where Are You From?
A Shopping Spree
Stores Galore
Gems and Jewels
Clothing
Colors
Materials
The Object of My Affection
The Personal A
Choose Your Words
The Position of Object Pronouns
I Like It Like That
You Want It? Ask for It!
Expressing Opinions
I'll Take This, That, and Some of Those
A Home-Cooked Meal
Shopping Around
Take a Break
Quantity Counts
What Would You Like?
Getting What You Want
The Treat's on Alexandra
Dining Out
Pick a Place You Like
When Do We Eat?
Making a Reservation
At the Restaurant
Setting a Place
How May I Help You?
Camarero, What Do You Recommend?
This Menu Is Greek to Me
Let's Eat!
That's the Way I Like It
Hot and Spicy
Diet Do's and Don'ts
I'm Sending It Back
Fancy Finales
Drink to Me Only
You Can't Have It All
Delicioso!
Play Time!
Sports Are My Life
Please Join Us
Let's Play
Play by the Rules
Accepting the Invitation
A Polite Refusal
I Don't Care
Other Diversions
At the Shore
Film at Eleven
At the Movies
How Did You Like It?
At a Concert
Jugar vs. Tocar
How Good Are You?
Position of Adverbs
Problem Solving
Getting Great Service
Dealing with a Bad Hair Day
Just a Trim?
Problems and More Problems
At the Dry Cleaner's (En la Tintoreria)
At the Laundry (En la Lavanderia)
At the Shoemaker's (En la Zapateria)
At the Optician's (En la Optica)
At the Jeweler's (En la Joyeria)
At the Camera Shop (En la Tienda de Fotografia)
Finding Help
Prepositional Pronouns
Making Comparisons
That's Highly Irregular
Comparisons of Inequality
Comparisons of Equality
Absolutely Superlative
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Love Your Body!
I Have a Headache
It Hurts
What's the Matter?
The Is What's Wrong
How Long Have You Felt This Way?
What Do You Tell the Doctor?
Me, Myself, and I
Is It Reflexive?
Who's Doing What to Whom?
The Position of the Reflexive Pronoun
Did I Pack the Toothpaste?
Finding What You Need
Special Needs
Come Along with Me
Living in the Past
The Preterit of Regular Verbs
The Preterit of Irregular Verbs
Questions in the Past
Making a Phone Call
Placing the Call
Who Is It?
Sorry, Wrong Number
The Imperfect
Formation of the Imperfect
The Preterit vs. the Imperfect
Where's the Nearest Post Office?
Please, Mr. Postman
Getting Postal Service
Sending a Telegram
Can You Read This?
Did You Know That ...?
What's the Difference?
What Have You Done?
The Helping Verb Haber
Forming Past Participles
Presently Perfect
Taking Care of Business
Doing Business
I Need Supplies
Photocopies, Faxes, and Computers
Making Photocopies
Let Me Take Care of That
Fax It
I Love My Computer
Surfing the Net
Send Your Business This Way
What's in Store for the Future
The Future Tense
The Future Tense of Irregular Verbs
Renting a Villa
I Want to Live in a Castle
Be It Ever So Humble
Are You Buying or Renting?
These Are the Conditions
Forming the Conditional
The Conditional of Irregular Verbs
It's a Question of Money
At the Bank
Things I Need to Do
What Are Your Needs?
The Moody Subjunctive
Forming the Regular Subjunctive
Irregular Verbs in the Subjunctive
Spelling Change Verbs in the Present Subjunctive
Stem-Changing Verbs in the Present Subjunctive
Highly Irregular Verbs
Impersonal Expressions
Appendixes
Answer Key
Verb Charts
Dictionaries
Index