A value-packed guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish Spanish All-in-One For Dummies is the first Dummies All-in-One title in the foreign language category--nearly 800 pages of expert instruction to help people master Spanish basics and beyond. This comprehensive volume features content from all For Dummies Spanish language instruction titles, including Spanish For Dummies, Intermediate Spanish For Dummies, Spanish Verbs For Dummies, and Spanish For Dummies Audio Set. The book's audio CD provides readers with an effective tool to help them start speaking Spanish from day one. Plus, the practical exercises give readers greater confidence in communicating in Spanish, whether traveling or in business.
Introduction 1 Book I: Speaking in Everyday Settings 7 Chapter 1: Warming Up with the Bare Basics 9 Chapter 2: Uno, Dos, Tres: Numbers, Colors, Dates, and Time 23 Chapter 3: Greetings, Salutations, and Farewells 39 Chapter 4: Engaging in a Little Chitchat 53 Chapter 5: Speaking of Food 69 Chapter 6: Going Shopping 89 Chapter 7: Conversing Over the Phone 109 Chapter 8: Asking Directions 121 Chapter 9: Dealing with Emergencies 133 Book II: Grasping Basic Grammar Essentials 149 Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Parts of Speech 151 Chapter 2: Addressing Gender Issues 165 Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: Present Tense Verbs 181 Chapter 4: Que? Asking Questions 201 Chapter 5: What's Happening: Present Participles and the Present Progressive Tense 213 Chapter 6: Two More Simple Tenses: Future and Conditional 221 Chapter 7: Spicing Up Your Talk with Adjectives and Adverbs 231 Chapter 8: Defi ning Relationships with Prepositions 247 Book III: Mastering More Advanced Grammar Essentials 257 Chapter 1: Getting Bossy with the Imperative Mood 259 Chapter 2: Getting Object Pronouns Involved 271 Chapter 3: Involving Yourself in the Action with the Reflexive 281 Chapter 4: Been There, Done That: Past (Preterit) Tense 289 Chapter 5: Continuing in the Past with the Imperfect Tense 301 Chapter 6: Getting That Subjunctive Feeling 307 Chapter 7: Forming the Compound Tenses 323 Book IV: Spanish at Work 337 Chapter 1: Spanish for Healthcare Workers 339 Chapter 2: Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals 367 Chapter 3: Spanish for Educators and Administrators 383 Chapter 4: Spanish for Banking and Financing 401 Chapter 5: Spanish in the Office 417 Chapter 6: Spanish for Hotel and Restaurant Managers 437 Chapter 7: Spanish for Builders, Mechanics, and Factory Workers 459 Chapter 8: Spanish for Real Estate Professionals 471 Chapter 9: Spanish for Gardening and Landscaping 491 Book V: Appendixes 503 Appendix A: Spanish Verbs 505 Appendix B: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary 585 Appendix C: English-Spanish Mini Dictionary 605 Appendix D: About the CD 627 Index 631 End-User License Agreement 669