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Spanish Essentials For Dummies

Spanish Essentials For Dummies by Gail Stein
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Presenting the core concepts you need to write and speak Spanish correctly

If you have some knowledge of Spanish and need a refresher or want a quick reference for grammar and verb conjugation, Spanish Essentials For Dummies contains what you need to communicate effectively. With its focus on everything from constructing sentences to conjugating verbs, this easy-to-follow guide will help you ace writing assignments and tests, and master conversations.

  • Spanish 101 — get the lowdown on the basics, from expressing the date and time to counting to one million

  • The here and now — learn how to communicate in the present tense with verbs and subject pronouns, and how to form the present progressive

  • Way back when — get guidance on working with the past tense, including hints about when to use the preterit and when to use the imperfect

  • What lies ahead — discover the different ways to express the future, whether you need to form the future tense of a regular verb or just want to predict what may happen

Open the book and find:

  • The parts of speech

  • How to determine a noun's gender

  • How to use "de" to show possession

  • How to select the correct preposition

  • Rules for making adjectives agree

  • Tips for asking and answering yes/no questions

  • Ways to spice up your descriptions

  • Ten important verb distinctions

Learn to:

  • The basics of Spanish grammar and sentence construction

  • How to conjugate regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs

  • To express ideas about the past, present, and future

Wiley; April 2010
192 pages; ISBN 9780470649091
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Title: Spanish Essentials For Dummies
Author: Gail Stein; Mary Kraynak
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