|About the Book|
This is Volume 1 of 2 volumes introducing the spanish language to the total beginner. In this volume, you will work on the alphabet, numbers and verb conjugations. You will have a gentle and progressive approach to very common verbs and their mostMoreThis is Volume 1 of 2 volumes introducing the spanish language to the total beginner. In this volume, you will work on the alphabet, numbers and verb conjugations. You will have a gentle and progressive approach to very common verbs and their most used tenses. You will practice with multiple examples, repeating and filling the blanks. You will be ready to proceed with Vol.2 to explore the basic vocabulary observed in very common conversations.How did we choose the words that you should know first? We interviewed spanish speaking natives and let them speak about the subject of their choice. We then selected a minute and a half of these conversations and we isolated every word pronounced, classifying them into Basic, primary and secondary vocabulary. In the basic list we put all the words that appear systematically in every conversation. Table, pencil, or airplane would be included in the primary vocabulary list but not in the basic vocabulary list where you will find words like, for, that, what, I, of, in, am, etc... We made an interesting discovery: 63% to 65% of all words used by people when they speak spanish are basic words regardless of the theme of the conversation. After you work with these vol.1 and Vol.2, you will know 65% of every conversation you will happen to hear or be a part of. You will be ready to go further and work on real dialogs. If your intention is to learn a few sentences to get by when you are in Spain or Latin-America, there is a better tool for you. You should get our - SmartSpanish for Travelers (book and audio files)The way you will speak with SmartSpanish is the natural way. You will sound good very early learning Spanish and you will feel very confident speaking Spanish. To learn Spanish the smart way, check also our SmartSpanish Audio CDs Beginner. You will work on conversations simultaneously and it will speed up your progress.