by Marcial Prado Year Published: Easy ReadingThe 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
by Mike Zollo Year Published: Easy ReadingBook Description Each Teach Yourself . . . Language, Life, and Culture title delves into the customs and ways of a country and its inhabitants, taking a respectful yet lively point of view. Topics covered include government, arts, language, work, leisure, education, festivals and celebrations, and food. By asking questions like Is Italy the birthplace of opera? and How much beer does the average German drink? and Do the French really spend hours at the dinner table? this series invites readers to examine fascinating aspects of another culture. by David Thatcher Gies Year Published: AverageBook Description This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture from its beginnings in the Revolution of 1868 to the present day. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts analyze the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of major regions including Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque Country, and the country's literature. There are studies of painting, sculpture, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and the modern media. A chronology and guides to further reading assist in making the volume an invaluable introduction to the politics, literature and culture of modern Spain.