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Colloquial Spanish 2

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Untza Otaola Alday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317305884

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

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Do you know Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Spain, need to brush up your Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Spanish, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish 2 include: Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics A wide range of contemporary authentic documents, both written and audio Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit Highlighted key structures and phrases, a grammar reference and detailed answer keys A broad range of everyday situations, focusing on mainland Spain. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Colloquial Spanish

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Untza Otaola Alday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317304845

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 318

View: 2842

Colloquial Spanish: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Spanish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Spanish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Spanish is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Spain An overview of the sounds of Spanish Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Spanish is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Spanish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Roberto Rodrìguez-Saona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317304861

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 8366

Do you know Latin American Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to South America, need to brush up your Latin American Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Latin American Spanish, it has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of the grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 include: Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit A grammar reference and detailed answer keys Extensive Spanish/English and English/Spanish glossaries Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Colloquial Spanish 2 (eBook And MP3 Pack)

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Untza Otaola Alday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317582039

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 241

View: 6110

Do you know Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Spain, need to brush up your Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Spanish, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish 2 include: * Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics * A wide range of contemporary authentic documents, both written and audio * Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit * Highlighted key structures and phrases, a grammar reference and detailed answer keys * A broad range of everyday situations, focusing on mainland Spain. Audio material is available on two 60-minutes cassettes and CDs to accompany Colloquial Spanish 2. Recorded by native speakers, this material will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills. For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.

Dictionary of Spanish Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Michael Mahler

Publisher: Barron's snippet

ISBN: 9781438080987

Category: Spanish language

Page: 482

View: 4158

Presents more than four thousand contemporary colloquial expressions from Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish-speaking community in the United States, with definitions, a sample sentence, and an equivalent in American slang.

Colloquial Spanish in Context

Beyond Subjunctive Barriers

Author: Gunnar Anderson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761826569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 151

View: 1067

Colloquial Spanish in Context examines subtle and difficult grammar points as they naturally appear: in normal, everyday Spanish as seen in comic strips.

Colloquial Spanish

Author: William Robert Patterson,George Harry Calvert

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: 9780710043252

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 145

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Travellers' Colloquial Spanish

A Handbook for English-speaking Travellers and Students; Idiomatic Spanish Phrases with the Exact Phonetic Pronunciation Represented on a New System Based Upon a Scientific Analysis of Spanish Sounds, with Other General Information Useful to Travellers in Spain

Author: Howard Swan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Spanish language

Page: 102

View: 5917

Colloquial Spanish of Latin America

Author: Roberto Rodríguez-Saona

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415237864

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

View: 2762

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Spanish of Latin America. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Spanish of Latin America your best choice in personal language learning? It is: Interactive - lots of exercises for regular practice; Clear - concise grammar notes; Practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide; Complete - including answer key and reference section. If you'd like to get up and running with Spanish of Latin America this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a range of everyday situations.

Cassell's Colloquial Spanish

A Handbook of Idiomatic Usage Including Latin-American Spanish

Author: Arthur Bryson Gerrard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780020794301

Category: English language

Page: 303

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A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John B. Butt,John Butt,Carmen Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444137905

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 7665

For many years A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH has been trusted by students and teachers as the standard English-language reference grammar of Spanish. Now updated to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, 'La Nueva gramática de la lengua española', making A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. Key features of this fifth edition include: a 'Guide to the Book', enabling you to make the most of this new edition new vocabulary such as topical and technological terms, bringing you up-to-date with contemporary spoken Spanish more Latin-American Spanish, ensuring world-wide coverage aclearer guidance to recommended usage -advice on the Academy's latest spelling rules. Whether a student or a teacher of Spanish, you can be sure that this fifth edition of A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH will provide you with a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin America.

Colloquial Spanish

Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415306331

Category:

Page: 256

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A Textbook of Colloquial Spanish

Author: Brian Steel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Spanish language

Page: 383

View: 4302

This vocabulary-building tool will be an excellent reference source for the student of Spanish interested in colloquialisms of the language which are not found in most dictionaries & textbooks. Such categories as emphatic amotional adjuncts, dialogue stimulants, directions to the listener, expressions of courtesy, expressions of wishes, regrets, rebukes & structural variations of verbs & tenses, etc. are all covered.

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

Author: Joseph J. Keenan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292761953

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 235

View: 1751

Many language books are boring—this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way—by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people—it offers English speakers who have a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph J. Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test—communicating fluently with native speakers.

The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang

5,000 Expressions to Spice Up Your Spainsh

Author: Mary McVey Gill,Brenda Wegmann

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007170907X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 356

View: 1526

Don't sound like una momia--add a little sizzle to your Spanish! If someone called you tragaldabas would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted ¡Mota! in the street, would you expected to get a cab or get arrested? Thanks to The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Idioms, you'll always know your tejemaneje (scheme) from your merequetengue (mess) no matter where you find yourself in the Spanish-speaking world. Five thousand words and phrases--plus helpful hints as to what's cordial and what's vulgar--keep you in sync with Spanish slang. Spanish to English niños popis (upper-class kids) Spoiled brats Contigo ni a China me voy. (I'm not even going to China with you) You're impossible La cruda (rawness) Hangover English to Spanish Ugly as sin ser un espantapájaro (to be a scarecrow) To be lucky tener leche (to have milk) Why are you staring at me? ¿Tengo monos en la cara? (Do I have monkeys on my face?)

Streetwise Spanish (Book + 1CD)

Speak and Understand Colloquial Spanish

Author: Mary McVey Gill,Brenda Wegmann

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071460866

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 6802

Easy lessons that help you speak Spanish like a native This revised edition of Streetwise Spanish features an overview of the “signature” words that differentiate speakers across the Spanish-speaking world. It also includes an audio CD featuring 30 dialogs from the book, spoken by native speakers from more than 15 countries and exercises that test your grasp of key slang expressions.

Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish

Theoretical, lexicographical and applied perspectives

Author: Sergi Torner Castells,Elisenda Bernal Gallen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315455242

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 383

View: 9144

This edited collection presents the state of the art in research related to lexical combinations and their restrictions in Spanish from a variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to Distributed Morphology and Generative Lexicon Theory. Section 1 offers a presentation of the main theoretical and descriptive approaches to collocation. Section 2 explores collocation from the point of view of its lexicographical representation, while Section 3 offers a pedagogical perspective. Section 4 surveys current research on collocation in Catalan, Galician and Basque. Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish will be of interest to students of Hispanic linguistics.

Spanish Idioms in Practice

Understanding Language and Culture

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Yolanda Pérez Sinusía,Marianne David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136288554

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

View: 1938

Idiomatic expressions are the ‘salt and pepper’ of any language. They give Spanish its colour and imagery, its richness and variety. From set phrases and idioms to metaphorical expressions and proverbs, these essential components allow users to add humour and spice to their language, vividly embodying Hispanic culture while naturalizing their communication style to more closely resemble that of native speakers. Key features: Includes a selection of the most widely used idioms from Spain and Latin America; Idioms are classified into specific and easy-to-reference categories; Creative activities, exercises, mnemonic devices and learning strategies facilitate the acquisition and mastery of idiomatic language; Connections between the Spanish language and Hispanic culture are explained and illustrated; Reference tables at the end of each section highlight similarities between English and Spanish usage of idiomatic language; Original samples, as well as fragments from various Spanish-speaking countries and well-known literary works, are included to help expose students to the use of idioms in journalistic and literary writing. Practical, informative and highly entertaining, this is the ideal text for all intermediate and advanced learners of Spanish.

Modern Spanish Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Christopher Pountain,Juan Kattan-Ibarra,Christopher J. Pountain,Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113448254X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 472

View: 609

Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Spanish, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. The shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information putting actions into context * expressing likes, dislikes and preferences comparing objects and actions.All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. Written by experienced teachers and academics, the Grammar has a strong emphasis on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Spanish at all levels, from elementary to advanced. It will prove invaluable to those with little experience of formal grammar, as no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of terms is provided. The book will also be useful to teachers seeking back-up to functional syllabuses, and to designers of Spanish courses.

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