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ISBN13: 9780471134466
ISBN10: 0471134465
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The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish

Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you:

  • A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace
  • Exercises to reinforce what you've learned
  • Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanish grammatical structures
  • Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words
  • Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms


This self-paced guide covers the information offered in an introductory Spanish course. Each of the 15 accessible lessons provides a vocabulary list, a sample dialogue using these terms, and a quick review of the grammar involved.

About the Author

MARCIAL PRADO is Professor of Spanish and International Business at California State University, Fullerton. Born in Spain, he received his Ph.D. in linguistics and Spanish from Georgetown University. He is the author of Advanced Spanish Grammar, another Wiley Self-Teaching Guide.

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Hablo espa?ol un poquito., June 13, 2007 (view all comments by Hablo espa?ol un poquito.)
This was the text book for my Conversational Spanish class at PCC. I think that it was a good choice. I have used various different Spanish Grammar texts and I think that this one is my favorite so far. The sheer number of exercises included make this more of a workbook than a reference book. Once I overcame my inclination against actually WRITING IN A TEXT BOOK I found that the exercises were very useful. [A nice feature is the fact that each exercise gives the page number for the answers so that you don't have to hunt around for them.]
The author has included cultural notes and makes a clear distinction in the vocabulary between Iberian and Latin American Spanish (e.g. coche vs. carro or conducir vs. manejar)
I'm about half way through the book and I would say that it is good value for money.
My only complaint so far is that I found the explanation of when and when not to add a written accent a little confusing. That is to say, I have seen it explained better in other textbooks.
In conclusion, if you are interested in a high-school to college level introduction to Spanish - with lots of exercises and 3 exams for practice - I would recommend this book. ?Buena suerte!
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Prado, Marcial
New York :
Spanish language
Spanish language -- Grammar.
Spanish language -- Self-instruction.
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Spanish Grammars & Dictionaries
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Wiley Self-Teaching Guides
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Publication Date:
March 1997
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9.21x7.52x.86 in. 1.40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This self-paced guide covers the information offered in an introductory Spanish course. Each of the 15 accessible lessons provides a vocabulary list, a sample dialogue using these terms, and a quick review of the grammar involved.
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