Learn Latin American Spanish quickly and painlessly
The job market for those who are bilingual is expanding rapidly. Businesses and government agencies are hiring translators; retailers and advertisers are concentrating more energy in targeting the Spanish-speaking; and hospitals and agencies are seeking to overcome language barriers.
Whether you're a student studying Spanish, a traveler gearing up for a trip to a Spanish-speaking country and need to learn the basics, or a upwardly mobile looking to get ahead of the pack in your career by learning a second language, Spanish For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your hands-on guide to quickly and painlessly learn Latin American Spanish that includes:
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Spanish in a Nutshell.
Chapter 2: Warming Up with Spanish Grammar Basics.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Basic Expressions.
Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight.
Chapter 5: Speaking Spanish at Home.
Part II: Spanish in Action.
Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.
Chapter 7: Asking for Directions.
Chapter 8: Dining Out and Going to the Market.
Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy.
Chapter 10: Going Out on the Town.
Chapter 11: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunications.
Chapter 12: Recreation and the Great Outdoors.
Part III: Spanish on the Go.
Chapter 13: Planning a Trip.
Chapter 14: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land.
Chapter 15: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More.
Chapter 16: Finding a Place to Stay.
Chapter 17: Handling Emergencies.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up Spanish Quickly.
Chapter 19: Ten Things Never to Say in Spanish.
Chapter 20: Ten or So Favorite Spanish Expressions.
Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary.
Appendix B: Verb Tables.
Appendix C: On the CD.
Appendix D: Answer Keys.
Series: For Dummies
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 14th January 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.8 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.64