Cassell's contemporary Spanish: a handbook of grammar, current usage, and word power

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c1993.
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Cassell's Contemporary Spanish is designed to make your Spanish-speaking experience relaxing and uncomplicated. Part 1, A Concise Reference Grammar, is like a complete refresher course in the basics of sentence structure, verb forms (including modal verbs), gender, mood, tense, and parts of speech. It's filled with examples and focuses on the specific problems English speakers often encounter when they try to learn Spanish. Part 2, Contemporary Functional Language, demonstrates the practical, modern, everyday workings of the language. It is this section especially that sets Cassell's Contemporary Spanish apart from any other language guide, because it gives you valuable advice for getting along on a day-to-day basis in a Spanish-speaking country - without sounding like an outdated phrase book. Here you'll find guidelines for using the telephone, asking for or giving advice, applying for a job and writing a resume, writing a personal or professional letter, and conducting business matters. This section also tackles the common questions and unnerving language nuances that plague nonfluent Spanish speakers, such as how to tell colloquial and slang expressions from vulgar ones, how to understand regionalisms and local etiquette, and how to avoid mistaking English sound-a-likes for Spanish words. Part 3, Word Power, is made up of several specialized vocabularies that help you decipher the unique languages of finance and banking; politics and current affairs; shopping; travel; legal matters; media, the arts, and literature; even weather forecasts. There's a reference you can use to build on the verbs, nouns, and adjectives you already know, and a guide to using popular expressions. Wi dozens of examples and illustrations, Cassell's Contemporary Spanish is guaranteed to make any visit or extended stay in a Spanish-speaking area relaxing, enjoyable, and hassle-free.
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