Spanish Demystified: A Self -Teaching Guide

Spanish Demystified: A Self -Teaching Guide

Jenny Petrow

Language: English

Pages: 495

ISBN: 2:00039536

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Start speaking Spanish faster than you can say, ¿cómo se dice?

Want to learn to speak Spanish but need to consult a dictionary just to find el baño? No problema! With Spanish Demystified you'll develop language skills so quickly you'll be saying hasta la vista to your phrasebook in no time.

Beginning with everyday Spanish expressions and a review of basic Spanish pronunciation, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as common verb tenses, nouns, pronouns, and gender. Step by step, you'll build your Spanish vocabulary with essential words, idioms, and phrases and quickly master this versatile language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding Spanish.

This fast and easy guide features:
* Clear grammatical explanations that illustrate how the language works
* Numerous examples that place new vocabulary in practical context
* Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the Spanish language to life
* Coverage of everyday topics and conversational expressions
* Quizzes at the end of each chapter that reinforce new language skills

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Spanish Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this popular language.















Personal A Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns The Verb Gustar Other Verbs That Behave like Gustar QUIZ 127 127 132 133 137 142 144 CHAPTER 8 Expressing Actions in Progress The Present Progressive with Estar Forming Present Participles The Present Progressive with Ir and Seguir Indefinite Adjectives Indefinite Pronouns Double Negatives Possessive Pronouns The Verbs Saber and Conocer QUIZ 147 148 149 152 153 154 156 158 161 164 CHAPTER 9 Using Reflexive Verbs The Future with Ir ϩ a More

restaurant “La Limeña?” —It’s here on the right, above the Hotel Excelsior. (estar) THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD Whether you want to travel to Latin America, communicate with your neighbor down the street, or follow the World Cup broadcast on Univisión, there are plenty of good reasons to learn Spanish. As the third-most-spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and English), and the second-ranked native tongue, Spanish is spoken by hundreds of millions of people all over the world as a

(plural) Here are some examples of sentences using tener and venir. You’ll notice that due to the nature of the verbs and their meanings in English, venir in the present is often, but not always, translated as is/are/am coming, while tener is often, but not always, translated as has/have. ¿Vienes con Roberto? Are you coming with Roberto? Vienen en coche. They are coming by car. CHAPTER 6 Using Common Irregular Verbs Tengo tres hijos. I have three children. ¿No tienes amigos? You don’t

from the previous part, but will also build on knowledge you have learned up to that point. These are closed-book tests, and you should try to get 75 percent of the questions correct before moving on to the next part. The book ends with a Final Exam. The Final Exam consists of 100 questions and will cover everything you learned in the book. It is a closed-book test. A good score is 75 percent or higher on the final exam. xvii Introduction These quizzes and tests are meant to help you evaluate

articles later in this chapter.) Masculine el periodista el dentista el artista el capitalista Feminine la periodista la dentista la artista la capitalista journalist dentist artist capitalist Nouns ending in -nte also refer to people and can usually refer to either gender. Many of these words are also easy to use and remember because they are just English words ϩ -e. Spanish speakers often change the -e to -a when referring to women, but not always. Masculine el presidente el pariente el

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