Living in Spain: Teach Yourself

Living in Spain: Teach Yourself

By: Nat MacBride (author), Peter MacBride (author), Eva Mendarro Carrio (author)Mixed Media

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Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Spain? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the ayuntamiento is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying CD gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals. It is estimated that nearly a million Brits now own houses in Spain and that at least 100,000 are buying, looking for, or at least thinking seriously about, a (second) home in Spain. Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Spanish property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Spain gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Spain. In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has a CD which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary.

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About Author

Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride studied Spanish to degree level and lived in Spain. Eva Mendaro Carrio is a native speaker of Spanish.


preface 01 la busqueda - the search almost the same ... define your search searching through the web las agencias inmobiliarias - estate agents agents as searchers search on the ground new houses inspection tours lexicon: la busqueda - the search inmobiliaria abbreviations lexicon: los tipos de viviendas - types of houses lexicon: las habitaciones y caracteristicas - rooms and features found it? English-Spanish quick reference 02 la venta - the sale almost the same ... la propiedad y la ley - ownership and the law la compra de una nueva propiedad - buying a new property la oferta de compra - the offer to buy el contrato de compraventa - the sale contract lexicon: el contrato - the contract finance la escritura - the deed of sale fees and charges lexicon: la venta - the sale los servicios - services lexicon: los servicios - services English-Spanish quick reference 03 las obras - building work almost the same ... check at the ayuntamiento PGOU - the town planning brief los obreros - the builders lexicon: las obras - building work English-Spanish quick reference 04 la estructura - the structure almost the same ... check at the ayuntamiento la estructura - the structure la techumbre - the roofing los muros y las paredes - walls las herramientas de albanil - builder's tools los techos y los suelos - ceilings and floors English-Spanish quick reference 05 la carpinteria - woodwork almost the same... check at the ayuntamiento la carpinteria interior - internal woodwork Wood flooring las puertas - doors las ventanas - windows las contraventanas - shutters la escalera - staircase los armarios y la estanteria - cupboards and shelves la madera - wood las herramientas - tools English-Spanish quick reference 06 la fontaneria - plumbing almost the same ... check at the ayuntamiento la tuberia - pipework el cuarto de bano - the bathroom lexicon: el cuarto de bano - the bathroom la cocina - the kitchen la fosa septica - the septic tank las herramientas - tools English-Spanish quick reference 07 la calefaccion y la electricidad - heating and electricity almost the same ... la calefaccion - heating lexicon: la calefaccion - heating el suministro de electricidad - the electricity supply la electricidad - electricity los electrodomesticos - electrical appliances la iluminacion - lighting las herramientas - tools English-Spanish quick reference 08 la decoracion - decorating almost the same ... check at the ayuntamiento la pintura - paint los revestimientos de paredes - wall coverings el alicatado - tiling los revestimientos de suelos - floor coverings las cortinas y los estores - curtains and blinds los muebles - furniture English-Spanish quick reference 09 el jardin - the garden almost the same ... check at the ayuntamiento los muros, las vallas y los cercos - walls, fences and hedges la piscina - the swimming pool los muebles del jardin - garden furniture la jardineria - gardening hierbabuena and hierbas malas las herramientas - tools English-Spanish quick reference 10 una hora de espanol - an hour of Spanish the CD and the book speaking and listening gender and endings verbs greetings asking questions la busqueda - the search la venta - the sale las obras - building work la estructura - the structure la carpinteria - woodwork la fontaneria - plumbing La calefaccion y la electricidad - heating and electricity la decoracion - decorating El jardin - the garden Appendix: la inversion - investment buying for investment holiday rentals taxes argentina lexicon: la inversion - investment English-Spanish quick reference

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781444105711
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781444105711
  • weight: 192
  • ISBN10: 144410571X

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