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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 264
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3223-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3223-1
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6444-6
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Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the United States. Modern Language Association, www.mla.org, 11/5/04 So it is natural that many people want to learn how to speak basic conversational Spanish, but it seems like a much bigger task than you have time for. However, Speak Basic Spanish In No Time can help you learn Spanish for every day interaction with non-English speaking Hispanics at work, the store, school and more. Chapters are organized by situations such as At The Work Place, Shopping, At the Restaurant and Travel, so you can quickly identify the phrases you need to learn. You can also download audio files from our website for pronunciation practice. You will no longer have to be uncomfortable around Spanish-speaking people with the help on Speak Basic Spanish In No Time.

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All the files for the book in one file - 191.3 MB -- Speak Basic Spanish In No Time.zip

All the files for Chapter 1 in one file - 4.5 MB -- Chapter 01.zip

Individual Chapter 1 file - 184 KB -- 01a Vowels.zip

Individual Chapter 1 file - 416 KB -- 01b Special characters and accents.zip

Individual Chapter 1 file - 572 KB -- 01c Unique sounds.zip

Individual Chapter 1 file - 388 KB -- 01d Gender of nouns and adjectives.zip

Individual Chapter 1 file - 3 MB -- 01e Grammar complexities.zip

All the files for Chapter 2 in one file - 4.5 MB -- Chapter 02.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 508 KB -- 02a Alphabet.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 516 KB -- 02b Ordinal numbers.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 572 KB -- 02c Whole numbers.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 2.2 MB -- 02d Misc numbers.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 1.1 MB -- 02e Calendar.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 1.2 MB -- 02f Time.zip

Individual Chapter 2 file - 2.1 MB -- 02g Units of measure.zip

All the files for Chapter 3 in one file - 2.2 MB -- Chapter 03.zip

All the files for Chapter 4 in one file - 18.4 MB -- Chapter 04.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 2.3 MB -- 04a Love and marriage.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 584 KB -- 04b Love and marriage.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 2.2 MB -- 04c Household family.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 1.7 MB -- 04d Household family.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 1.4 MB -- 04e Family occupations.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 2.3 MB -- 04f Family and school.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 1.7 MB -- 04g School majors.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 2.5 MB -- 04h Extended family.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 2.5 MB -- 04i Other family %26 friends.zip

Individual Chapter 4 file - 1 MB -- 04j Terms of endearment.zip

All the files for Chapter 5 in one file - 15.8 MB -- Chapter 05.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.3 MB -- 05a The town.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 860 KB -- 05b The house.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.2 MB -- 05c Living room.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 804 KB -- 05d Bedrooms.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 720 KB -- 05e Dining and study.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1 MB -- 05f Kitchen.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 776 KB -- 05g Bath and utility rooms.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 584 KB -- 05h Yard.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.2 MB -- 05i Garage.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.1 MB -- 05j Clothes.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.1 MB -- 05k The television.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.3 MB -- 05l Pets.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 1.5 MB -- 05m Hiring repairmen.zip

Individual Chapter 5 file - 2 MB -- 05n Renting out apt.zip

All the files for Chapter 6 in one file - 11.4 MB -- Chapter 06.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 984 KB -- 06a The workplace.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 2 MB -- 06b Your job.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 1.5 MB -- 06c Your workplace.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 1.5 MB -- 06d Management.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 1 MB -- 06e Office supplies.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 1.8 MB -- 06f The employees' work exp.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 480 KB -- 06g Recreation - active sports.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 444 KB -- 06h Recreation - spectator sports.zip

Individual Chapter 6 file - 1.6 MB -- 06i After work activities.zip

All the files for Chapter 7 in one file - 22.2 MB -- Chapter 07.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 1.7 MB -- 07a The parking lot.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 536 KB -- 07b Store signs.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 4.3 MB -- 07c Talking to sales clerk.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 880 KB -- 07d Shopping for groceries.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 584 KB -- 07e Domestic help shopping.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 780 KB -- 07f Casual conversation.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 2.8 MB -- 07g Food names - fruits and vegetables.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 2.3 MB -- 07h Food names - dairy, spices and canned.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 3.3 MB -- 07i Food names - beverages, meats and misc.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 2.7 MB -- 07j Following recipes.zip

Individual Chapter 7 file - 2.2 MB -- 07k Shopping at a mercado.zip

All the files for Chapter 8 in one file - 13.8 MB -- Chapter 08.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 2.1 MB -- 08a Finding a restaurant.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 1 MB -- 08b Making reservations.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 1.6 MB -- 08c The menu.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 2 MB -- 08d Ordering main dish.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 888 KB -- 08e Ordering a side dish.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 1.3 MB -- 08f Ordering beverage and dessert.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 176 KB -- 08g Mexican menu names.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 828 KB -- 08h The ingredients.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 2.3 MB -- 08i Paying and complaints.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 712 KB -- 08j The powder room.zip

Individual Chapter 8 file - 732 KB -- 08k Medical assistance.zip

All the files for Chapter 9 in one file - 19.3 MB -- Chapter 09.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 828 KB -- 09a Social conversation about health.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 2.7 MB -- 09b Physical exams and test results.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 1.1 MB -- 09c Healthy practices and remedies.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 1.8 MB -- 09d Going to the doctor.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 1.5 MB -- 09e Scheduling an appointment.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 2.2 MB -- 09f Talking with your doctor.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 824 KB -- 09g Questions for your doctor.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 2 MB -- 09h Providing insurance information.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 1.5 MB -- 09i Being admitted to the hospital.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 1 MB -- 09j Using the pharmacy.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 1.3 MB -- 09k Talking about diet and weight loss.zip

Individual Chapter 9 file - 2.1 MB -- 09l Describing exercises and equipment.zip

All the files for Chapter 10 in one file - 18.4 MB -- Chapter 10.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 2.1 MB -- 10a Making reservations.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 3 MB -- 10b The amenities.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 1.9 MB -- 10c The rates.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 1.9 MB -- 10d Checking in.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 1.2 MB -- 10e Bellhop assistance.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 1.7 MB -- 10f Hotel services.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 1.9 MB -- 10g Public and private transportation.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 656 KB -- 10h Getting to the airport.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 1.4 MB -- 10i The room.zip

Individual Chapter 10 file - 2.2 MB -- 10j Using the telephone.zip

All the files for Chapter 11 in one file - 17.5 MB -- Chapter 11.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 2 MB -- 11a Nature.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 1.6 MB -- 11b Seasons.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 1 MB -- 11c Weather.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 1 MB -- 11d Colors.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 848 KB -- 11e Animals.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 1.6 MB -- 11f Birds.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 3.3 MB -- 11g Talking about computers.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 1.9 MB -- 11h Software.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 2 MB -- 11i Internet.zip

Individual Chapter 11 file - 1.9 MB -- 11j Email.zip

All the files for Chapter 12 in one file - 16 MB -- Chapter 12.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 2.5 MB -- 12a Auto sales.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 3 MB -- 12b Real estate sales.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 1.9 MB -- 12c Investments.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 2.1 MB -- 12d Legal services.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 2.2 MB -- 12e Advertising legal services.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 1.2 MB -- 12f Advertising in the newspaper.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 1.4 MB -- 12g Advertising on the radio.zip

Individual Chapter 12 file - 1.4 MB -- 12h Advertising on the internet.zip

All the files for Chapter 13 in one file - 13 MB -- Chapter 13.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 1.9 MB -- 13a The constitution.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 1.6 MB -- 13b Branches of government.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 2.1 MB -- 13c Federal government.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 1.3 MB -- 13d State government.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 1.2 MB -- 13e Local government.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 1.4 MB -- 13f My rights.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 1 MB -- 13g The preamble.zip

Individual Chapter 13 file - 2.2 MB -- 13h My responsibilities.zip

All the files for Chapter 14 in one file - 9.8 MB -- Chapter 14.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 1.5 MB -- 14a Calling for help.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 860 KB -- 14b The what interrogative.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 676 KB -- 14c The who and which interrogatives.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 644 KB -- 14d The when interrogative.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 972 KB -- 14e The where interrogative.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 1.4 MB -- 14f The why and how interrogatives.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 1.3 MB -- 14g Words that describe frequency, links and rejoinders.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 1.1 MB -- 14h Slang.zip

Individual Chapter 14 file - 1.2 MB -- 14i All chapters dialogue.zip

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Getting to Know One Another

Table of Contents

Introduction.

    Who Should Read This Book.

    How to Use This Book.

      What's in the Book?

      Special Elements.

      Useful Lists.

      Other Special Information.

      Using the Audio Files.

    What This Book Will Do for You.

I. QUICK GUIDE TO THE BASICS.

1. The Rules-Short and Sweet.

    Pronouncing Vowels and Using Special Characters.

      Pronouncing Vowels.

      Using Special Characters and Accent Symbols.

    Letters and Letter Combinations that Create Unique Spanish Sounds.

    Using Masculine and Feminine Nouns.

    Using Masculine and Feminine Adjectives.

    Tackling Two Spanish Grammar Complexities.

      Using the Prepositions para and por.

      Matching Verbs to their Subject and Tense: Infinitives and Conjugation.

    Summary.

2. Letters, Numbers, Dates, and Dollars.

    The Alphabet.

    Numbers.

      Ordinal Numbers.

      Fractions.

      Whole Numbers.

    Dollar Amounts.

    Dates.

    Time.

    Units of Measure.

      Weight.

      Dimensions.

      Measurements in Recipes.

    Summary.

II. TALKING ABOUT YOUR DAILY LIFE.

3. Getting to Know One Another.

    Breaking the Ice.

      Basic Greetings and Their Follow-up.

      Informal Greetings.

      Formal Greetings.

      Responses to Your Greeting.

    Talking About Who You Are.

      Exchanging Names.

      Describing Where You Are From.

    Summary.

4. Discussing Your Family and Friends.

    Discussing Marital Status.

      Other Long-term or Significant Relationships.

    Talking About Your Spouse and Children.

      Talking about Your Family Members' Occupations.

      Describing School Grade Levels.

      Discussing University Majors.

    Describing Other Relationships.

      Extended Family Relationships.

      Other Family Relationships.

      Friends and Acquaintances.

    Terms of Endearment.

    Summary.

5. Talking About Your Town, Home, and Personal Belongings.

    Talking about Your Town, City, or Neighborhood.

      Describing Where You Live.

      Talking about the Neighborhood.

    Describing Your Home.

      Talking About the House.

      Describing the Details of Your Home.

      The Yard.

      The Garage.

    Talking about Personal Possessions.

      Describing Clothes.

      Talking About Television.

      Discussing Pets.

    Hiring Maintenance and Repair Workers.

      Describing Maintenance Problems and Necessary Repairs.

      Asking about Specific Skills.

    Renting Out an Apartment/House.

    Summary.

6. Discussing Work and Other Activities of Daily Life.

    Talking About Work.

      Describing Where You Work.

      Describing Job Satisfaction.

      Describing Workplace Conditions.

      Greeting a New Employee.

      Requesting Office Supplies.

    Discussing Previous Work Experiences.

    Conversations About Sports.

      Participating in Sports.

      Discussing Spectator Sports.

    Other Activities of Daily Life.

    Summary.

7. Shopping.

    The Parking Lot.

    General Shopping.

      Store Signs.

      Interaction with a Sales Clerk.

    Shopping for Groceries.

      Domestic Help and Grocery Shopping.

      Casual Conversation About Grocery Shopping.

      Food Item Names.

    Following Recipes.

    Shopping at a Mercado.

      Bargaining for the Best Price.

      Finalizing Your Purchase and Making Returns.

    Summary.

8. Eating Out.

    Finding a Restaurant.

    Making Reservations.

    Conducting the Business of Dining.

    Placing an Order.

      Ordering Breakfast Items.

      Ordering Lunch and Dinner Items.

      Ordering Side Dishes.

      Ordering Beverages.

      Ordering Desserts.

    Learning to Pronounce the Names of Popular Dishes.

    Understanding the Ingredients in Hispanic Dishes.

    Paying for Your Meal.

    Registering Complaints.

    Asking for Assistance.

      Finding the Powder Room.

      Asking for Medical Assistance.

    Summary.

9. Managing Your Health.

    Social Conversation About Health.

      Talking About Physical Exams and Medical Test Results.

      Discussing Healthy Practices and Remedies.

    Going to the Doctor or Hospital.

      Explaining That You Need to See a Doctor.

      Scheduling an Appointment.

      Talking with Your Doctor.

      Providing Insurance Information.

      Being Admitted to the Hospital.

      Using the Pharmacy.

    Discussions About Diet and Exercise.

       Talking About Diet and Weight Loss.

      Describing Exercises and Exercise Equipment.

    Summary.

III. SPECIAL SITUATIONS.

10. Staying at a Hotel.

    Making Reservations.

      Discussing the Hotel's Amenities.

      Inquiring About Rates.

    Checking In.

      Asking for Bell Captain/Hop Assistance.

      Asking About Hotel Services.

    Asking About Transportation and Auto Services Near the Hotel.

    Getting to the Airport from the Hotel.

    Reporting Problems with the Room.

    Using the Telephone.

    Summary.

11. Discussing Science and Computers.

    Simple Conversations About Nature and Natural Sciences.

      Discussing Our Natural Environment.

      Talking About the Seasons.

      Casual Conversations About Weather.

      Describing Colors and the Color Spectrum.

    Discussing Wildlife.

      Talking About Animals.

      Discussing Birds.

    Talking About Computers.

      Common Computer Tasks and Features.

      Conversations About the Use of Software.

      Talking About the Internet.

      Exchanging Information About Email.

    Summary.

12. The Professional World.

    Discussing Auto Sales, Real Estate, and Investments.

      Discussing an Automobile Purchase.

      Discussing Real Estate Sales.

      Making Investments.

    Talking About Legal Matters.

      Discussing Legal Services.

      Advertising Legal Services.

    Advertising in the Media.

      Creating Newspaper Ads.

      Advertising on the Radio.

      Television Advertising.

      Creating an Internet "Presence".

    Summary.

13. The Political World.

    United States Constitution.

    Branches of Government.

      Federal Government.

      State Government.

      Local Government.

    The Government and its Citizens.

      Speaking About Your Rights as a U.S. Citizen.

      Discussing Your Responsibilities as a Citizen.

    Summary.

14. Must-Know Words, Phrases, and Sentences.

    Words and Phrases for Emergencies.

    Using Spanish Terms for Where, When, Who and Other Interrogatives.

      Using "What".

      Using "Who" and "Whom".

      Using "Which".

      Using "When".

      Using "Where".

      Using "Why".

      Using "How".

    Using Frequency Adverbs (You'll Always Be Glad You Know These Terms).

      Words That Link Phrases.

      Using Common Rejoinders.

      Practicing Conversational Spanish.

      Summary and Conclusion.

IV. APPENDICESS.

A. References and Resources.

    Books on Learning Spanish.

    Learn Spanish Using Audio Systems.

    Websites That Help You Learn Spanish.

    Spanish Language Newspapers Online.

    Spanish Language Television Programming.

    Magazines en Español.

Index.

Index of Spanish Terms.

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