Spanish for Gringos, Level 1: with MP3 CD

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438075297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 1335

Now in its fourth edition, and featuring additional commonly used words and phrases, this popular and informal self-instruction book offers a quick and easy way to pick up every day, practical Spanish without having to memorize tedious rules. It's designed for English-speakers who are in regular contact with Hispanics and need to communicate with them for both work purposes and social situations. Most-often-used Spanish words and phrases are emphasized and repeated in different contexts. The author also advises on Spanish pronunciation and improving listening comprehension. Includes one audio MP3 CD for even more practice and review.
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Spanish for Gringos

Level One

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's snippet

ISBN: 9780764194603

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 7786

An informal self-teaching course in Spanish emphasizes key phrases and introduces basic vocabulary and grammar.
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Spanish for Gringos

Level Two

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764139529

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 303

View: 8135

(back cover) SPANISH for GRINGOS LEVEL TWO Second Edition This new second edition has been expanded to include more commonly used Spanish words and phrases than ever. It's an informal, self-teaching course in conversational Spanish--an easy and enjoyable approach to the language. It's also a great follow-up program especially recommended for those who have completed " Spanish for Gringos, Level 1. " You don't have to memorize tedious rules of grammar or parts of speech. Instead, you'll find yourself picking up knowledge of Spanish in the most natural way--by learning Spanish words and expressions used in everyday conversation.
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Outreach Spanish

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764143236

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 322

View: 1955

"This book gives you all the vocabulary and phrases you'll require in order to communicate with Spanish speakers who are in need-- within your community, across the nation, and around the world"--Cover.
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Take Me with You

A Memoir

Author: Carlos Frias

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416594043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4158

Carlos Frías, an award-winning journalist and the American-born son of Cuban exiles, grew up hearing about his parents' homeland only in parables. Their Cuba, the one they left behind four decades ago, was ethereal. It existed, for him, only in their anecdotes, and in the family that remained in Cuba -- merely ghosts on the other end of a telephone. Until Fidel Castro fell ill. Sent to Cuba by his newspaper as the country began closing to foreign journalists in August 2006, Frías begins the secret journey of a lifetime -- twelve days in the land of his parents. That experience led to this evocative, spectacular, and unforgettable memoir. Take Me With You is written through the unique eyes of a first-generation Cuban-American seeing the forbidden country of his ancestry for the first time. Take Me With You provides a fresh view of Cuba, devoid of overt political commentary, focusing instead on the gritty, tangible lives of the people living in Castro's Cuba. Frías takes in the island nation of today and attempts to reconstruct what the past was like for his parents, retracing their footsteps, searching for his roots, and discovering his history. The book creates lasting and unexpected ripples within his family on both sides of the Florida Straits -- and on the author himself.
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Amigos Del Otro Lado

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa

Publisher: Children's Book Press

ISBN: 9780892391301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 1467

Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquâin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.
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Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step

Master Accelerated Grammar to Take Your Spanish to the Next Level

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 6342

A proven grammar-based approach that gives you a real mastery of the Spanish language Use Advanced Spanish Step by Step's progressive, grammar-based approach to conquer intermediate and advanced Spanish-language topics. This step-by-step approach gives you real confidence and the tools you need to achieve a high Spanish proficiency. You'll get a quick review of the key grammar basics, then move on to more advanced topics that you need for true mastery of the language. With complete coverage of verb tenses beyond the present and past, irregular verbs, sentence structure, parts of speech, and more, this book gives a thorough overview of advanced grammar topics. It also introduces you to hundreds of new vocabulary words that are reinforced with readings that put the new terms in everyday context.
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Super Extra Grande

Author: Yoss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1632060566

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 6288

With playfulness and ingenuity in the tradition of Douglas Adams, the Cuban science fiction master Yoss delivers a space opera of intergalactic proportions with Super Extra Grande, the winner of the 20th annual UPC Science Fiction Award in 2011. Set in a distant future, after the invention of faster-than-light space travel has propelled a still-immature mankind into the far corners of the Milky Way, the novel features creatures of immense variety. With his vast curiosity and wild imagination, Yoss brings us a rare specimen in the richly parodic tradition of Cuban science fiction.
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A Gringo's Guide to Authentic Mexican Cooking

Author: Mad Coyote Joe,Christopher Marchetti

Publisher: Northland Pub

ISBN: 9780873587877

Category: Cooking

Page: 142

View: 8545

Presents a collection of recipes for such dishes as huevos rancheros, chiles rellenos, bistec ranchero, tacos de carne asada, and flan.
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This Is How It Really Sounds

A Novel

Author: Stuart Archer Cohen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466849975

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5515

Ranging from the wicked noir Shanghai of 1946, to the echo chambers of Hollywood, to remote, snow-covered mountains, Stuart Archer Cohen's This Is How it Really Sounds follows three men, each in search of a different life. Small-town Alaskan "Harry" Harrington is a legend in a small circle, once the world's greatest extreme skier, racing avalanches and knocking back flips off of cliffs. Peter Harrington is a world-famous financier, hated across the globe for making hundreds of millions of dollars on his hedge fund, and fleeing New York to begin a new venture in Shanghai. Finally, there is Pete Harrington, a middle-aged rock star, now touring third-tier venues and fleeing bankruptcy, but hoping that one great new song can rescue him. All are seeking something that has slipped away--youth, power, purpose, magic; all are wonderful creations, whose strangely familiar lives and dreams become unforgettable. Mingling wickedly-funny satire with heart-stopping adventure, This is How it Really Sounds explores the seductive power of the unlived life, and what happens when you finally grasp it.
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Ride the Pink Horse

Author: Dorothy B. Hughes

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480426962

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 865

During Fiesta, three desperate men converge in a perilous New Mexico town It takes four days for Sailor to travel to New Mexico by bus. He arrives broke, sweaty, and ready to get what’s his. It’s the annual Fiesta, and the locals burn an effigy of Zozobra so that their troubles follow the mythical character into the fire. But for former senator Willis Douglass, trouble is just beginning. Sailor was Willis’s personal secretary when his wife died in an apparent robbery-gone-wrong. Only Sailor knows it was Willis who ordered her murder, and he’s agreed to keep his mouth shut in exchange for a little bit of cash. On Sailor’s tail is a cop who wants the senator for more than a payoff. As Fiesta rages on, these three men will circle one another in a dance of death, as they chase truth, money, and revenge.
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Cut the Crap & Move To Costa Rica

A How-to Guide Based on These Gringos' Experience

Author: Steve Page,Nikki Page

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999350607

Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

View: 8452

Looking for insider information on how to make the life-changing move to tropical paradise? Cut the Crap and Move to Costa Rica gives you the must know the information to make a successful transition. Packed with Tips, Websites, and Recommendations, you will save time and money with this resource.
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Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764139284

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 310

View: 1446

Presents a guide to the aspects of the Spanish language most useful for professionals in the health care field that covers basic grammar and specialized vocabulary.
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Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555270

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 696

View: 2435

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish! Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater confidence — and the bonus CD helps you start speaking Spanish from day one! Warm up with the basics — handle greetings and small talk and review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and dates Speak in everyday settings — handle greetings and small talk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask for directions, and deal with emergencies Grasp grammar essentials — learn to identify and use the various parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simple past, present, and future tense Stretch your skills — issue commands with the imperative mood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with the reflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctive Take Spanish to work — communicate with colleagues or customers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, and review example workplace scenarios for common professions Open the book and find: Basic and advanced Spanish grammar Pronunciation tips and vocabulary charts Verb conjugations for regular and irregular verbs Masculine and feminine nouns Tips for using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases Proper ways to ask questions The inside scoop on the key verb haber Key phrases for numerous work environments Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish dictionaries Bonus CD Includes Features dialogues by native Spanish speakers Allows you to hear Spanish as it's really spoken Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Spanish for Educators

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764135514

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 418

View: 3015

Presents a comprehensive introduction to conversational Spanish for educators that contains words and phrases pertaining to classroom instruction, administration, discipline, and health care; and includes three audio CDs.
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The Sounds of English

An Introduction to Phonetics

Author: Henry Sweet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 139

View: 8624

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Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo,Susana Wald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119976065

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 392

View: 8289

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version
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Ponto de Encontro

Portguese as a World Language

Author: Clemence De Jouat-Pastre,Anna Klobucka,Patricia Isabel Sobral,Maria Luci De Biaji Moreira,Amlia P. Hutchinson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205981120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 656

View: 9950

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Contemporary Portuguese Language - The Way You Want To Teach It Ponto de Encontro is the first Portuguese language textbook that allows the instructor to choose to teach either Brazilian or European Portuguese. The Second Edition of this best-selling text is completely updated to reflect the 1990 Acordo Ortográfico (spelling reform), ensuring students learn how to accurately read and write in Portuguese today. Teaching & Learning Experience Balanced, Communicative Approach -- Students learn to communicate effectively in spoken and written Portuguese through a variety of guided and open ended activities. Ponto integrates cultural information and promotes exchange at every stage of instruction. Connect with Culture - Offers learners a rich variety of insights into cultural, social and political realities of the entire Portuguese-speaking world. Explore Grammar - Grammatical structures are presented as a means to effective communication. Build Vocabulary - Tight integration of vocabulary and grammar presentation and exercises reinforce the focus on usage and real-life situations. Develop Skills - Extensive culture-based sections create authentic and meaningful environments for skill-development in each area: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Personalize Learning -- MyLanguageLabs' proven results are now available for elementary Portuguese courses! MyPortugueseLab will be available for fall 2012 courses. 0205981127 / 9780205981120 Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language Plus MyPortugueseLab with eText multi semester -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205782760 / 9780205782765 Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language 0205978541 / 9780205978540 MyPortugueseLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (multi-semester access)
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Spanish for the Construction Trade

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764135880

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 313

View: 5209

Presents a guide to the Spanish language intended for workers in the building trade and related skills and professions, with vocabulary for trade-specific terminology, pronunciation guidelines, and useful phrases.
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Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish All-in-One, Second Edition

Author: Gilda Nissenberg

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260121062

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 1437

The most comprehensive way to learn Spanish – with five bestselling books in one! Drawn from five workbooks from the bestselling Practice Makes Perfect series, this powerhouse volume features all the knowledge and practice you need to master Spanish. With Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish All-in-One, you will build your Spanish vocabulary, straighten out your sentences, overcome your fear of verb tenses, master the intricacies of grammar, and much more. This value-packed workbook covers all the facets of Spanish and offers thorough explanations that are reinforced by hundreds of hands-on practice exercises. You will, or course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using all your new Spanish skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Spanish class, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish All-in-One will help you master Spanish in no time at all. THE BONUS APP THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS BOOK PROVIDES: ● FLASHCARDS to aid memorization of all vocabulary items● STREAMING AUDIO for hundreds of exercise answers to model your pronunciation● PROGRESS TRACKER to assess your progress Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish All-in-One helps you: ● Learn Spanish vocabulary● Get a solid grasp on grammar● Determine when to use different verb tenses● Master spelling and punctuate rules● Converse confidently in your new language● Build correct sentence structures
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