Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

A Creative and Proven Approach
Author: Margarita Madrigal
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307754871
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 512
View: 1166
Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0385410956
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 496
View: 5162
Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"

Madrigals Magic Key to Spanish

Author: Davat BUkbu
Publisher: amerakca LTD
Page: N.A
View: 3153
Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills.Original B & W illustrations.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

Author: Joseph J. Keenan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292761953
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 235
View: 2306
Many language books are boring—this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way—by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people—it offers English speakers who have a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph J. Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test—communicating fluently with native speakers.

See It and Say It in Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451133595
Category: Spanish language
Page: 255
View: 4849

Open Door to Spanish

A Conversation Course for Beginners, Level 1
Author: Margarita Madrigal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780131815209
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
View: 1220
Margarita Madrigal's books have been used by thousands of readers around the world. Former readers applaud the Madrigal Method: its simplicity, its copious use of cognates, and its humor. The conversations, explanations, exercises, activities and tapes in Open Door to Spanish teach readers to recognize the large number of words and expressions that are alike in English and in Spanish (cognates), strategies and rules for converting English words to Spanish, hints for identifying large numbers of new words in Spanish, formulas to help readers use Spanish verbs to describe events in the past, present, and future. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated and incorporates current language use. Vocabulary lists have been added to the end of each chapter. Cassettes have been newly recorded and use a variety of voices from Latin America. Grammar explanations and exercises are easier to read and the format of the book has been enhanced with a new design and illustrations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish

Author: Gail Stein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028644514
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 480
View: 2100
Presents the principles of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and usage for immediate use, along with a Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionary, a guide to pronunciation, cultural information, useful phrases, and exercises.

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071483179
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
View: 3381
A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.

First Spanish reader

a beginner's dual-language book
Author: Angel Flores
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486258102
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 167
View: 9443
Perfect for beginning students of Spanish, this affordable anthology is filled with 41 delightful stories and proverbs based on works of Don Juan Manuel, Luis Taboada, Ricardo Palma, and other noted writers. Complete and faithful English translations are featured on the facing pages of the Spanish text. Exercises are also included.

An invitation to Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal,Ezequías Madrigal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780671212223
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 195
View: 771
A conversational approach to learning Spanish that focuses on common speech patterns

See It and Say It in French

Author: Margarita Madrigal,Colette Dulac
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451163479
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
View: 1403

Easy Spanish Phrase Book

Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use
Author: Dover Publications, Inc
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486280868
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 68
View: 853
Contains more than 770 basic Spanish words, phrases, and sentences for travelers, grouped by category, and covering greetings, customs, tickets, transportation, dining, shopping money, and many other topics.

Indian Herbalogy of North America

Author: Alma R. Hutchens
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824396
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 424
View: 422
For more than twenty years this pioneering work had served as a bible for herbalists throughout the world. It is an illustrated encyclopedic guide to more than two hundred medicinal plants found in North America, with descriptions of each plant's appearance and uses, and directions for methods of use and dosage. Native American traditions are compared with traditional uses of the same plants among other cultures where the science of herbs has flourished, particularly in Russia and China. Included is an annotated bibliography of pertinent books and periodicals.

Barron's 1001 Pitfalls in Spanish

Author: Marion Peter Holt,Julianne Dueber
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812096507
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 287
View: 5265
A supplemental textbook outlining fundamentals of the Spanish language and providing help for common obstacles such as complex sentence structure, vocabulary, and telephone conversations.

How to Make Books

Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book
Author: Esther K. Smith
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0770434193
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 7589
From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, How to Make Books will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you’re a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

The Baby Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance
Author: Louis Borgenicht,Joe Borgenicht
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781931686235
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 226
View: 3466
Offers a whimsical approach to baby care that likens the newest member of the family to a machine needing extra-special care, in a guide that features schematic diagrams for such "maintenance" techniques as getting a baby to sleep through the night and taking a baby to a doctor for "servicing." Original. 30,000 first printing.

Vino Italiano

The Regional Wines of Italy
Author: Joseph Bastianich,David Lynch
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0770434266
Category: Cooking
Page: 544
View: 9781
At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive “Super Tuscans” have been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious, moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker’s repertoire. Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country’s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials—on Italy’s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers— provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.

The Rock Snob's Dictionary

An Essential Lexicon Of Rockological Knowledge
Author: David Kamp,Steven Daly
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0767918738
Category: Music
Page: 149
View: 2616
We've all been there--trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends, not wanting to let on that we haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about. This book is here to define every single sacred totem of rock fandom's know-it-all fraternity. The dictionary is the brainchild of Vanity Fair writers Kamp and Daly, who originally devised it as a short feature in the magazine's music issue. The response was so great (and grateful) that the feature became a running series, and now it's been expanded into a book that features new material and supplements. The book is as funny as it is informative, for it does something that no previous rock reference has dared to do: not take rock fandom so darned seriously.--From publisher description.