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Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-46244-7
Paperback
696 pages
August 2009
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Introduction 1

Book I: Speaking in Everyday Settings 7

Chapter 1: Warming Up with the Bare Basics 9

Chapter 2: Uno, Dos, Tres: Numbers, Colors, Dates, and Time 23

Chapter 3: Greetings, Salutations, and Farewells 39

Chapter 4: Engaging in a Little Chitchat 53

Chapter 5: Speaking of Food 69

Chapter 6: Going Shopping 89

Chapter 7: Conversing Over the Phone 109

Chapter 8: Asking Directions 121

Chapter 9: Dealing with Emergencies 133

Book II: Grasping Basic Grammar Essentials 149

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Parts of Speech 151

Chapter 2: Addressing Gender Issues 165

Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: Present Tense Verbs 181

Chapter 4: ¿Qué? Asking Questions 201

Chapter 5: What’s Happening: Present Participles and the Present Progressive Tense 213

Chapter 6: Two More Simple Tenses: Future and Conditional 221

Chapter 7: Spicing Up Your Talk with Adjectives and Adverbs 231

Chapter 8: Defi ning Relationships with Prepositions 247

Book III: Mastering More Advanced Grammar Essentials 257

Chapter 1: Getting Bossy with the Imperative Mood 259

Chapter 2: Getting Object Pronouns Involved 271

Chapter 3: Involving Yourself in the Action with the Reflexive 281

Chapter 4: Been There, Done That: Past (Preterit) Tense 289

Chapter 5: Continuing in the Past with the Imperfect Tense 301

Chapter 6: Getting That Subjunctive Feeling 307

Chapter 7: Forming the Compound Tenses 323

Book IV: Spanish at Work 337

Chapter 1: Spanish for Healthcare Workers 339

Chapter 2: Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals 367

Chapter 3: Spanish for Educators and Administrators 383

Chapter 4: Spanish for Banking and Financing 401

Chapter 5: Spanish in the Office 417

Chapter 6: Spanish for Hotel and Restaurant Managers 437

Chapter 7: Spanish for Builders, Mechanics, and Factory Workers 459

Chapter 8: Spanish for Real Estate Professionals 471

Chapter 9: Spanish for Gardening and Landscaping 491

Book V: Appendixes 503

Appendix A: Spanish Verbs 505

Appendix B: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary 585

Appendix C: English-Spanish Mini Dictionary 605

Appendix D: About the CD 627

Index 631

End-User License Agreement 669

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