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Easy Spanish step-by-step : master high-frequency grammar for Spanish proficiency--fast!

Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: Chicago : McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features a grammar-based approach that aims to get beginners communicating in Spanish with confidence. Developed by an author with more than 30 years of experience teaching Spanish, this title is suitable for self-learners and as a supplement to formal language classes.
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Genre/Form: Self-instruction
Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bregstein
ISBN: 0071463380 9780071463386
OCLC Number: 60491998
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Alphabet --
Greetings and Salutations --
Elements of a Sentence --
Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives --
The Gender of Nouns and the Definite Article --
Singular Nouns --
Plural Nouns --
The Indefinite Article --
Singular Indefinite Articles --
Plural Indefinite Articles --
Adjectives --
Singular Form of Adjectives --
Plural Form of Adjectives --
Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns --
Subject Pronouns --
Estar (to be) --
Ser (to be) --
Reading Comprehension La casa --
Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months --
Hay --
Interrogative Words --
Prepositions --
Days of the Week, Months, and Seasons --
Reading Comprehension Un pueblo colonial --
Reading Comprehension El cine --
Numbers, Dates, and Time --
Cardinal Numbers --
Ordinal Numbers --
The Date --
Telling Time --
Reading Comprehension El restaurante --
Reading Comprehension El oficio de la casa --
Regular Verbs --
Uses of the Present Tense --
-Ar Verbs --
-Er Verbs --
-Ir Verbs --
-Ar and -er Verbs with More than One Meaning --
Reading Comprehension Una escuela en Mexico --
Irregular Verbs --
-Ar Verbs --
-Er Verbs --
-Ir Verbs --
Reading Comprehension El tren --
Ir and the Future --
Ir (to go) --
The Future with the Verb ir --
Idioms --
Idioms with the Verb tener --
Other Idioms --
Useful Words: que and para --
The Relative Pronoun que --
The Conjunction que --
The Preposition para --
Key Vocabulary --
Las partes del cuerpo (Parts of the Body) --
La familia --
Time Expressions with hacer --
Reading Comprehension La cita --
Adjectives and Adverbs --
Possessive Adjectives --
Demonstrative Adjectives --
Neuter Demonstrative Pronouns --
Adjectives of Nationality --
Adjectives That Precede a Noun --
Comparative Adjectives --
Superlative Adjectives --
Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives --
Comparing Nouns --
Comparing Verbs --
Adverbs --
Adverbs That Do Not Take the Suffix -mente --
Reading Comprehension La fiesta --
Negatives and Prepositions --
Negatives --
Prepositions --
Prepositions Followed by Verbs or Nouns --
Prepositions Followed by Nouns or Pronouns --
Pronouns That Follow Prepositions --
The Preposition por --
Por and para Compared --
Reading Comprehension El circo --
Key Vocabulary --
Nature --
Weather --
Reading Comprehension El trabajo --
Objects, Reflexive Verbs, and the Present Subjunctive --
The Indirect Object --
Gustar and the Indirect Object --
Me gusta and me gustan --
Te gusta and te gustan --
Le gusta and le gustan --
Nos gusta and nos gustan --
Les gusta and les gustan --
Verbs Like gustar --
The Indirect Object Pronoun --
Position of the Indirect Object Pronoun --
Reading Comprehension Ir de compras --
Reading Comprehension El viaje --
The Direct Object --
The Personal a and the Direct Object --
Transitive Verbs --
The Direct Object Pronoun --
Position of the Direct Object Pronoun --
The Direct Object Pronoun as a Person --
The Direct Object Pronoun as a Thing --
Reading Comprehension La bienvenida --
Reflexive Verbs --
The Reflexive Pronouns --
Some Frequently Used Reflexive Verbs --
Reflexive Verbs Whose English Translations Do Not Necessarily Include Oneself --
Position of the Reflexive Pronoun --
Reflexive Verbs with Parts of the Body and Clothing --
Reflexive Verbs That Express Emotion --
Reflexive Verbs That Express Movement --
Reflexive Verbs That Express "To Become" --
Most Frequently Used Reflexive Verbs --
Reflexive Verbs with Reciprocal Meanings --
Se and Impersonal Expressions --
Reading Comprehension El encuentro --
The Present Subjunctive --
Formation of the Present Subjunctive --
-Ar Verbs --
-Er and -ir Verbs --
Irregular Verbs --
Verbs with Orthographic Changes --
Uses of the Present Subjunctive --
After Certain Impersonal Expressions --
After Certain Verbs --
After Certain Conjunctions --
After cuando --
In Certain Dependent Adjective Clauses --
After the Expressions por mas que and por mucho que --
After ojala --
After acaso, quizas, and tal vez --
After aunque --
After Compounds of -quiera --
After como --
Reading Comprehension La despedida --
Preterit Tense, Imperfect Tense, and Double Object Pronouns --
The Preterit Tense --
Formation of the Preterit --
Regular -ar Verbs --
Regular -er and -ir Verbs --
Uses of the Preterit --
To Express an Action Completed in the Past --
To Express a Series of Completed Actions in the Past --
To Express a Condition That Is No Longer in Effect --
Irregular Verbs --
-Ir Verbs with Stem Changes in the Third Person --
Verbs with Orthographic Changes --
-Ar Verbs --
-Er and -ir Verbs --
Verbs with Special Meanings in the Preterit --
Reading Comprehension En la corte (primera escena) --
The Imperfect Tense --
Formation of the Imperfect --
Regular -ar Verbs --
Regular -er and -ir Verbs --
Irregular Verbs --
Uses of the Imperfect --
To "Set the Stage" in the Past; to Express a Narration, Situation, or Background --
To Express Habitual, Customary, or Repeated Actions in the Past --
To Express Continuous Actions in the Past --
To Express a Description in the Past --
To Express Point of Origin in the Past --
To Express Time in the Past --
To Express One's Age in the Past --
Preterit and Imperfect Compared --
Querer, poder, saber --
Double Object Pronouns --
Indirect Object Pronoun with Direct Object Pronoun --
Reflexive Pronoun with Direct Object Pronoun --
Se Plus the Indirect Object Pronoun and Unplanned Occurrences --
Reading Comprehension El juicio (segunda escena).
Responsibility: Barbara Bregstein.

Abstract:

A clear, concise guide to Spanish that presents grammar, verbs and vocabulary in order of usefulness, so that students can communicate with confidence almost immediately.  Read more...
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