Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive

Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway
Author: Gordon Smith-Durán,Cynthia Smith-Durán
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512073027
Page: 326
View: 504
We, Gordon and Cynthia of LightSpeed Spanish, are totally excited to bring you the book that really does demystify the Present and Past Spanish Subjunctive. Most students of the Spanish language shy away from this subject and it's no wonder! So many books on the market make it look complex and difficult to understand. Yet here at LightSpeed Spanish we have developed the perfect system to walk you through the entire range of the Spanish Subjunctive, step by step. This comprehensive book uses simple, easy to understand explanations that won't leave you mind boggled, while it guides you through the creation of over 600 Subjunctive sentences. By the time you've finished this learning journey we anticipate that you will be more confident, more at ease and far more able to use the Spanish Subjunctive in every facet of your communication. It really is a must buy for any serious student of the Spanish language!

Demystifying Spanish Grammar

Clarifying the Written Accents, Ser/Estar, Para/Por, Imperfect/Preterit, and the Dreaded Spanish Subjunctive
Author: Brandon Simpson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981646602
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 108
View: 8876
Why does this word have an accent? When do I use ser and estar? Why por and not para? I don't understand the difference between the imperfect and the preterit. The subjunctive? I give up! Do these questions sound familiar to you? If they do, you have the right book. I had the same exact questions when I was studying Spanish. Now, I know them well enough to explain in this book. I have to admit that I don't always know the reason why I use one form instead of another; I learned a lot just from reading and listening to spoken Spanish.

Perfecting the Past in Spanish

Author: Gordon Smith-Duran,Cynthia Smith-duran
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781534948709
Page: 210
View: 2516
Dear student: Thank you for taking an interest in this book. We are sure that you will be very glad you did, why? Simply because once you have worked through the straightforward systems, the easy explanations and the practical exercises found here, you will be able to do the following with confidence:* Use Ser and Estar accurately.* Choose intelligently between the Preterite and Imperfect Past.* Know how to say WAS and WERE correctly in Spanish.* Understand and utilise the Perfect Past tenses....and so much more. Talking in the Past is a challenge you can overcome!This book has been designed and written for every passionate student of the Spanish language who currently struggles to talk in the past. We have created some simple-to-follow systems that clear up the mystery of when and how to choose each tense correctly. Just work through the book in the order that we have presented it to you and we promise you that the mists will clear and any confusion you may have had in the past, about the past, will disappear forever. un saludo, Gordon y Cynthia.

Practice Makes Perfect: The Spanish Subjunctive Up Close

Author: Eric W. Vogt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071631593
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
View: 9730
Get up close and master Spanish subjunctive As you study Spanish you may see the subjunctive as an obstacle to your full understanding of the language. Learning the subjunctive can be one of the most frustrating aspects of Spanish grammar, but it is also one of the most important for being understood and understanding what others say. By adding Spanish pronouns to your range of language skills, you will open up a whole new world of communication. With plenty of opportunities for practice, practice, practice, Practice Makes Perfect: The Spanish Subjunctive Up Close helps you better understand the nuances of this often-confusing grammar element and develop your skills and confidence as a Spanish speaker with: Easy-to-absorb explanatory materials, examples, and exercises Authoritative guidance on how to form the four subjunctive tenses and when to use them A comprehensive answer key that not only gives you the correct solutions to the exercises but explains the why behind them

Victor's Adventures in Spain

A Parallel Text and Audio Workbook
Author: Gordon Smith Durán,Cynthia Smith Durán
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781502985910
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 260
View: 6525
There is simply no other book on the market like this one! It's a Spanish/English Parallel Text Book, it's an Audio Book and it's a Work Book all rolled into one. (Note: There are no CD's, a simple system lets you download the audios directly to your device at no extra cost.)Designed for varying levels, whether you're an Absolute Beginner or a Seasoned Spanish Language Student, this is the book for you.Victor's Adventures has been written in such a way that it takes the reader on step by step learning journey from BASIC, EASY to FOLLOW Spanish through to a very decent Advanced Intermediate Level.Victor's Story:After living his whole life in York, England, Victor takes the decision to turn his life completely around and start afresh in Toledo, Spain.His aim is to have a real adventure and experience fully the culture and the language that Spain has to offer.Adventure is certainly what he finds, although not all of his experiences are what might be described as positive.Throughout his journey, Victor finds himself in a wealth of practical, day to day experiences that every student of the Spanish language will find, not only valuable, but often quite amusing. (He's not the luckiest of guys.)Come and join Victor on his and your learning journey and take your Spanish to LightSpeed.About the authors:Gordon and Cynthia Smith-Durán are self-employed Spanish teachers who have created LightSpeed Spanish, an online, comprehensive Spanish language school for students of all levels.They work from their base in the north-east of England where the provide tuition to learners all over the world.Gordon has a degree in Modern languages and has been teaching Spanish for the last 15 years. In addition to to teaching Spanish, he also works as a Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.Cynthia is finishing the last year of her degree in Modern Languages, also, and holds the University of Cambridge Proficiency level qualification in English.They have a son called Sebastián and live what they consider to be an idyllic life, helping others to learn Spanish and to improve their lives.

Perfecting the Pronouns in Spanish

A Workbook Designed with You in Mind.
Author: Gordon Smith-Durán,Cynthia Smith-Durán
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985806481
Category: Spanish language
Page: 190
View: 7427
We really appreciate that you have taken an interest in this book. We are confident that you won't be disappointed. Why? Because it was written specifically with you in mind as well as every other student of the Spanish language who really wants to get control of their pronouns. Our promise to you. We promise you that once you have worked through the straightforward systems, the easy explanations and the practical exercises found in this book, you will be able to do the following with confidence: - Understand the job of each pronoun. - Easily choose between Direct and Indirect pronouns. - Construct perfect sentences even when they contain three pronouns. - Easily identify the meaning of the SE pronoun in any sentence. ...and so much more. Using the pronouns well is something you can achieve, now! We have created some simple-to-follow systems, imagery and metaphors that will allow you to know when and how to use each pronoun correctly. All you need to do is to work through the book in the order that we have presented it and you'll find that all that frustration and confusion you may have had in the past will disappear forever. Un saludo, Gordon y Cynthia.

Pocket Por and Para

The Only Book You'll Ever Need!
Author: Gordon Smith-Durán,Cynthia Smith-Durán
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519347367
Category: Spanish language
Page: 200
View: 4144
Why should I buy this book? This is not the first book that has dealt with Por and Para in Spanish, nor will it be the last. In truth, there are already lots of good books out there. So, what is it that sets this one apart? What's the difference that makes the difference? There's only one: This book will help you use Por and Para fantastically well, whether you have a good memory or not! Would you be surprised if we told you that everything you need to know about Por and Para is already available on the internet and written into book after book? So, why do you still not know how to use Por and Para accurately? Because up until now no one has given you an easy to remember, no nonsense system that's simplicity itself. Pooling together their cumulative 30 years of teaching experience, Gordon and Cynthia Smith-Duran, co-owners of LightSpeed Spanish, have developed just that system. 'Pocket Por and Para' is probably the only book you will ever need to study on this subject. The great news is that thousands of students have already enjoyed success with this unique system. And you can join them too!"

Mundos en palabras

Learning Advanced Spanish through Translation
Author: Ángeles Carreres,María Noriega-Sánchez,Carme Calduch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351668013
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 408
View: 2508
Mundos en palabras offers advanced students of Spanish a challenging yet practical course in translation from English into Spanish. The course provides students with a well-structured, step-by-step guide to Spanish translation which will enhance and refine their language skills while introducing them to some of the key concepts and debates in translation theory and practice. Each chapter presents a rich variety of practical tasks, supported by concise, focused discussion of key points relating to a particular translation issue or text type. Shorter targeted activities are combined with lengthier translation practice. Throughout the book, learners will find a wealth of material from a range of genres and text types, including literary, expository, persuasive and audiovisual texts. An answer key to activities, as well as supplementary material and Teachers’ Notes are provided in the companion website. The book covers common areas of difficulty including: frequent grammatical errors calques and loan words denotation and connotation idioms linguistic varieties cultural references style and register Suitable both for classroom use and self-study, Mundos en palabras is ideal for advanced undergraduate students of Spanish, and for any advanced learners wishing to acquire translation competence while enhancing their linguistic skills.

Spanish Verb Tenses

How to Conjugate Spanish Verbs, Perfecting Your Mastery of Spanish Verbs in All the Tenses and Moods
Author: Brandon Simpson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981646626
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 88
View: 7306

Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method, Spanish to English
Author: Sándor G. J. Hervey,Ian Higgins,Louise M. Haywood
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415116589
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
View: 4109
Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

Variational Methods in Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Author: Karel Rektorys
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401164509
Category: Science
Page: 571
View: 8851
The impulse which led to the writing of the present book has emerged from my many years of lecturing in special courses for selected students at the College of Civil Engineering of the Tech nical University in Prague, from experience gained as supervisor and consultant to graduate students-engineers in the field of applied mathematics, and - last but not least - from frequent consultations with technicians as well as with physicists who have asked for advice in overcoming difficulties encountered in solving theoretical problems. Even though a varied combination of problems of the most diverse nature was often in question, the problems discussed in this book stood forth as the most essential to this category of specialists. The many discussions I have had gave rise to considerations on writing a book which should fill the rather unfortunate gap in our literature. The book is designed, in the first place, for specialists in the fields of theoretical engineering and science. However, it was my aim that the book should be of interest to mathematicians as well. I have been well aware what an ungrateful task it may be to write a book of the present type, and what problems such an effort can bring: Technicians and physicists on the one side, and mathematicians on the other, are often of diametrically opposing opinions as far as books con ceived for both these categories are concerned.

¿Por qué? 101 Questions About Spanish

Author: Judy Hochberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781474227919
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
View: 8942
¿Por qué? 101 Questions about Spanish is for anyone who wants to understand how Spanish really works. Standard textbooks and grammars describe the "what" of Spanish - its vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and pronunciation - but ¿Por qué? explains the "why". Judy Hochberg draws on linguistic principles, Hispanic culture, and language history to answer questions such as: Why are so many Spanish verbs irregular? - Why does Spanish have different ways to say "you"? - Why is h silent? - Why doesn't Spanish use apostrophes? - Why does Castilian Spanish have the th sound? Packed with information, guidance, and links to further research, ¿Por qué? is an accessible study guide that is suitable for Spanish students, instructors, native speakers, and the general reader. It is a valuable supplementary text for serious students of Spanish at all levels, from beginning to advanced. ¿Por qué? also covers topics usually left to specialized books, including the evolution of Spanish, how children and adults learn Spanish, and the status of languages that co-exist with Spanish, from Catalan to Spanish sign language to the indigenous languages of Latin America.

Dictionary of Spanish Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Michael Mahler
Publisher: Barron's snippet
ISBN: 9781438080987
Category: Spanish language
Page: 482
View: 7616
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.

Practising Spanish Grammar

A Workbook
Author: Christopher J. Pountain,Teresa de Carlos
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: 9780340662236
Category: Spanish language
Page: 259
View: 5942
"Practising Spanish Grammar" has been designed to complement the highly acclaimed second edition of "A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish". The exercises in the book draw on a wide range of texts, including popular literature and press material.

The Best Punctuation Book, Period

A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson
Author: June Casagrande
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607744945
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 9240
This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ripping Apart the Spanish Language

Ser & Estar
Author: Samuel Arredondo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537455983
Page: 214
View: 8495
WHY DO I NEED THIS BOOK? You may be asking yourself this question. Well, like the rest of us, you may have seen a couple of books floating around out there that deal with the subject of Ser versus Estar. But I have not seen many books that explain Ser and Estar in sufficient detail, that squash all doubts about their usage, and instill such a sense of confidence in the reader that by the time they complete the book he or she can proudly say, "Hey, I really get it now!" Therefore, it is my mission to change this. It has been my purpose to write a book that gives you exactly what you need and ends the quest for that missing information in your Spanish learning journey. By the end of this book, I am confident that you will have mastered the usages of Ser and Estar and will be ready to go out and speak like you know what you're doing.

A Frequency Dictionary of German

Core Vocabulary for Learners
Author: Randall Jones,Erwin Tschirner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135182965
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 199
View: 4319
A Frequency Dictionary of German is an invaluable tool for all learners of German, providing a list of the 4,034 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 4.2 million-word corpus which is evenly divided between spoken, fiction and non-fiction texts, the dictionary provides a detailed frequency-based list plus alphabetical and part of speech indexes. All entries in the rank frequency list feature the English equivalent, a sample sentence plus an indication of major register variation. The dictionary also contains twenty-one thematically organized lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics as well as eleven special vocabulary lists. A Frequency Dictionary of German aims to enable students of all levels to maximize their study of German vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way.

Understanding Spanish Conversation

Learn the Words, Phrases and Grammar Spanish Speakers Use Everyday and Quickly Become One Yourself!
Author: Joe Kozlowski
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530231690
Page: 100
View: 1213
Have you spent a great deal of time learning Spanish only to find that you can't converse in it? Have you been looking for something to help you break out of basic or tourist Spanish? Then look no further! In this book, you will learn how to take the concepts that we use in everyday English conversation and convey it in Spanish. You will learn the words, phrases and grammar necessary to start speaking Spanish more naturally, the way the natives speak. By learning to speak more naturally, you will more easily be able to engage Spanish speakers in conversation, leading to immersion, which is the absolute best way to learn a language hands down. Everything in this book is written to help you learn difficult Spanish concepts, in a way that makes the most sense to an English speaker. As a native English speaker myself, I have experienced the same frustrations that many of you may now be going through. This book is written to end those frustrations right now. This book doesn't teach academic Spanish and will not overwhelm you with complicated rules of grammar. I just make everything as simple as possible so that you can take what you learn from this book and use it right away. Buy it now and start improving your Spanish immediately!

Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992
Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135575347
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 672
View: 4730
Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.