Spanish is one of the top most spoken languages in the world and with this ebook you will soon be able to access that beautiful world of speaking, writing, singing & thinking!
This easy to grasp Spanish language course is written for beginners who want to learn with their e-readers. It also contains many advanced elements that you can skip and return to at a later stage.
The goal of this easy Spanish ebook is to get you to a level that's decent enough to travel with, maybe even blend in. It will enable you to have fun communicating while being a great resource to take along on your travels.
With the help of this concise language course you will not only be able to quickly and easily understand the example sentences (over 700 of them), but you'll also be able to form your own sentences.
The comprehensive word lists contain a vocabulary of about 2,500 words necessary for travelling and reading. At least 400 of those words (in their own section) are so similar to English that you practically already know them!
Throughout the ebook you will find 80 of the author's own inspiring travel photos from destinations in Latin America and Spain. It also contains over 130 links to interesting websites and other resources to learn Spanish, such as films to watch, literature to read and music to listen to, or how to text in Spanish!
The author shares his own experience from 25 years of learning Spanish and travelling in many Spanish speaking countries. He avoids unneccessary detail and a provides a simplified vocabulary that is perfect to learn for beginners or to use when travelling.
The simple formatting is designed to work with most devices, be it e-readers, tablets or other mobile devices.
Introduction - Why learn Spanish / History and related languages / What makes learning Spanish easy / What makes learning Spanish difficult / The general success criteria for learning languages / Simple traveller talk / Pronounciation
Basic grammar - Articles / Nouns / Personal pronouns / Adjectives / Adverbs / Present tense / Present participle / Present perfect / Recent past with ‘acabar de’ / Past definite / Past imperfect / Past perfect / Immediate future with ‘ir a’ / Future tense / Conditional / Passive / Indirect speech / Subjuntivo / Commands / Expressing possession / Expressing relation / Demonstratives / Negative expressions / Diminutives / Prepositions
Vocabulary - Words you probably already know / Equivalent and similar words to English / Words you thought you knew / Numbers / Calendar and times / Locational expressions / Question words / Words to connect sentences / Colours / The human body / School / Eating / Transport / Computer and communications / More travelling words / Names / Countries / Cities / 400 verbs to start with / Other frequently occurring words / Exclamations and interjections / Slang / Grammar terms / A few advanced words... / More useful tips for beginners
Example sentences - Meeting people / Shopping / Transport / Accommodation / In the restaurant / More travelling sentences / Flirting / Some idioms and proverbs / Texting in Spanish / Letters
More resources - Learning resources: internet / Learning resources: books / Online dictionaries / Literature / Music / Film / Spanish schools in Spain and Latin America / Typing Spanish on the computer / Other interesting resources / How this ebook came about
New edition, January 2014.
Urban's Spanish Language Course for Beginners and Travellers
Publication date: 16/01/2014
This easy to grasp Spanish language course is written for beginners.
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