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50 Ways to Improve your Spanish: Teach Yourself

by Keith Chambers

Do you have a working knowledge of Spanish, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written Spanish is presented and analysed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. There's even free downloadable audio content available to help you with your pronunciation. Polish your Spanish with this brand new series from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 ways to improve your Spanish touches all essential bases and is divided into the following easily digestible sections:Only got a minute?A 60-second introduction to Spanish to get you started.Only got five minutes?Get to grips with Spanish and its common pitfalls even if you're short of time.Only got ten minutes?Use your free time wisely to learn something about the Spanish language. InsightsInstant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Keith Chambers' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests online to keep track of your progress. ArticlesExtra information to keep you motivated.SummariesQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.GrammarEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.PronunciationDon't sound like a tourist - polish your pronunciation before you go.Audio Downloadable audio support online to help with key areas - iPod/MP3 compatible.For your free audio download please visit: www.hodder.co.uk/TYLfreedownloads

500 Basic Korean Verbs

by Kyubyong Park

This is a complete study guide to the most common Korean verbs Korean grammar is notoriously difficult for foreigners to master but is essential for those wishing to learn Korean. East-to-use500 Basic Korean Verbs is the only comprehensive guide to the correct usage of Korean verbs available for English-speaking learners. Each of the 500 most important Korean verbs is presented in a convenient single-page format that gives the verb's meaning and pronunciation, and displays the verb's 48 key tenses, speech levels, and moods (all accompanied by romanizations). Also included are a handy guide to the Korean language and verb conjugation and reference tables of basic Korean verb types, along with 3 indexes (romanized, Hangeul, and English). Included in this book are: Conjugations by tense, speech levels, and mood. "Model verb" system quickly identifies each verb's pattern. Sample sentences demonstrating the verb's correct usage. Free downloadable audio provides pronunciations for the verbs and 1,000 example sentences. Includes Korean characters (Hangul) as well as romanized pronunciations to help English speakers. Two—color design makes reference easy.

500 Basic Korean Verbs: The Only Comprehensive Guide to Conjugation and Usage

by Kyubyong Park

This is a complete study guide to the most common Korean verbsKorean verbs are notorious in their difficulty for foreigners to master. East-to-use 500 Basic Korean Verbs is the only comprehensive guide to the correct usage of Korean verbs available for English-speaking learners.Each of the 500 most important Korean verbs is presented in a convenient single-page format that gives the verb's meaning and pronunciation, and displays the verb's 48 key tenses, speech levels, and moods (all accompanied by romanizations). Also included are a handy guide to verb conjugation and reference tables of basic Korean verb types, along with 3 indexes (romanized, Hangeul, and English).Included in this book are:Conjugations by tense, speech levels, and mood."Model verb" system quickly identifies each verb's pattern.Sample sentenes demonstrating the verb's correct usage.Free downloadable audio provides pronunciations for the verbs and 1,000 example sentences.Includes Korean characters (Hangul) as well as romanized pronunciations to help English speakers.Two--color design makes reference easy.

500 Basic Korean Verbs: The Only Comprehensive Guide to Conjugation and Usage

by Kyubyong Park

This is a complete study guide to the most common Korean verbsKorean verbs are notorious in their difficulty for foreigners to master. East-to-use 500 Basic Korean Verbs is the only comprehensive guide to the correct usage of Korean verbs available for English-speaking learners.Each of the 500 most important Korean verbs is presented in a convenient single-page format that gives the verb's meaning and pronunciation, and displays the verb's 48 key tenses, speech levels, and moods (all accompanied by romanizations). Also included are a handy guide to verb conjugation and reference tables of basic Korean verb types, along with 3 indexes (romanized, Hangeul, and English).Included in this book are:Conjugations by tense, speech levels, and mood."Model verb" system quickly identifies each verb's pattern.Sample sentenes demonstrating the verb's correct usage.Free downloadable audio provides pronunciations for the verbs and 1,000 example sentences.Includes Korean characters (Hangul) as well as romanized pronunciations to help English speakers.Two--color design makes reference easy.

500 Basic Korean Verbs

by Kyubyong Park

This is a complete study guide to the most common Korean verbsKorean verbs are notorious in their difficulty for foreigners to master. East-to-use 500 Basic Korean Verbs is the only comprehensive guide to the correct usage of Korean verbs available for English-speaking learners.Each of the 500 most important Korean verbs is presented in a convenient single-page format that gives the verb's meaning and pronunciation, and displays the verb's 48 key tenses, speech levels, and moods (all accompanied by romanizations). Also included are a handy guide to verb conjugation and reference tables of basic Korean verb types, along with 3 indexes (romanized, Hangeul, and English).Included in this book are:Conjugations by tense, speech levels, and mood."Model verb" system quickly identifies each verb's pattern.Sample sentenes demonstrating the verb's correct usage.Free downloadable audio provides pronunciations for the verbs and 1,000 example sentences.Includes Korean characters (Hangul) as well as romanized pronunciations to help English speakers.Two--color design makes reference easy.

500 Common Chinese Idioms: An annotated Frequency Dictionary

by Cornelius C. Kubler Liwei Jiao Weiguo Zhang

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary

by Liwei Jiao Benjamin Stone

500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu. Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the language. This dictionary will provide an ideal resource for all intermediate to advanced learners of Chinese. Concise and practical, it draws upon a large corpus of authentic language data to present 500 of the most commonly used Chinese suyu. The suyu are listed and organised according to their frequency, enabling easy and convenient access for the reader. Each proverb listing: is given in both simplified and traditional characters offers an English translation, followed by English equivalents is followed by two examples, written in Chinese, Pinyin and English, plus explanations and usage notes. Examples are given in the form of dialogues reflecting typical situations, and helpful cultural annotations are provided throughout. A Pinyin index, a stroke index and a Chinese word index are presented at the back of the book and accompanying audio is also available for free download at www.routledge.com/9780415501491. Recorded by native speakers and covering the whole range of proverbs, expressions and example sentences featured in the book, this invaluable resource will help students to build up strong comprehension and communication skills. This dictionary is suitable both for class use and independent study and will be of keen interest to students and teachers of Chinese alike.

500 Common Korean Idioms

by Danielle O. Pyun

500 Common Korean Idioms is a useful learner’s tool that presents the 500 most commonly used Korean idioms in a clear and easy-to-follow manner. Structured with practicality in mind, the book presents: idioms with their literal and natural translations; usage notes describing the meaning, typical use, and any related cultural topic; several example sentences providing context and showing appropriate use of each idiom; important vocabulary and expressions highlighted in each chapter for review; an MP3 file for each idiom (online). Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners of Korean, 500 Common Korean Idioms provides a step-by-step approach to gaining greater fluency through a grasp of the most common idioms in the language.

500 French Verbs For Dummies

by Erotopoulos

Vexed by French verbs? Fear no more!In 500 French Verbs For Dummies, beginning French language learners can find a quick reference for verbs in the basic present tenses. More advanced French speakers can utilize this book to learn more complex verb tenses and conjugations as well as advanced verbs with irregular endings. One page for each of the 500 most commonly used verbs in the French language --alphabetically arranged and numbered for easy referenceSpecial designation of the 50 most essential French verbsA summary of basic French grammar that includes verb tenses and moodsAn explanation of verb conjugation--the seven simple and seven compound tenses, as well as the imperativeThe accompanying CD-ROM includes flash cards and multiple choice questions with audio for practicing French verb conjugations and pronunciation500 French Verbs For Dummies is beneficial for students, travelers, professionals, and life-long learners who need a reference to the intricacies of French verb usage.

500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies

by Cecie Kraynak

An easy, fun reference for learning Spanish at home or in schoolVerbs in Spanish can be conjugated in six different ways, depending on the speaker and audience. In addition, there are fifteen different tenses in which verbs are used, making a total of 80 different conjugations for each verb. This knowledge can make anyone's head spin -- but fear not! Dummies has it covered.500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies is the ultimate guide to learning and conjugating verbs in the Spanish language. Beginners to the language will find quick reference for verbs in the basic present tenses, and advanced speakers will learn the more complex tenses of verbs as well as memorize advanced verbs with irregular endings.500 of the most commonly used Spanish verbs are presented alphabetically and numbered for easy referenceAn additional index of 1,500+ Spanish verbs with the English translation of the infinitiveIncludes a summary of basic Spanish grammar, including verb tenses and moodsAccompanying CD features memorization drills and exercisesComplete with English translations, pronunciation guides, and examples of common verb use in everyday conversation, 500 Spanish Verbs For Dummies is an essential reference tool for any level of Spanish speaker.

501 Essential Italian Verbs (Dover Language Guides Italian)

by Loredana Anderson-Tirro

Knowing how to conjugate verbs is a key to learning any language. This compilation of more than 500 common verbs will help instruct beginners and advanced students. Each page focuses on an individual verb, presenting full conjugations of simple and compound tenses. In addition, several sample sentences illustrate the verb's usage.

501 Essential Spanish Verbs

by Dr Pablo Garcia Loaeza

Verbs are the backbone of any language, and if you can't conjugate them, you can't communicate. This compilation of more than 500 common verbs helps beginners as well as the most advanced Spanish students. Each page focuses on an individual verb, presenting full conjugations of multiple tenses, plus several sentences that illustrate common usage. This book is equally suitable as a classroom text or as a guide to independent study.

501 French Verbs (Barron's 501 Verbs)

by Christopher Kendris Theodore Kendris

Learning the French language is easy with help from the 501 Verb Series ! Optimized for use on the Kindle, this book presents the most important and commonly used verbs from the French language. The verbs are arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. In addition, this comprehensive guide to French verb usage offers a wealth of reference material and language tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and short tests with all questions answered and explained.

501 French Verbs: With Cd-rom (501 Verbs Ser.)

by Christopher Kendris Theodore N. Kendris Ph.D.

Learning the French language is easy with help from the 501 Verb Series ! Optimized for use on the Kindle, this book presents the most important and commonly used verbs from the French language. The verbs are arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. In addition, this comprehensive guide to French verb usage offers a wealth of reference material and language tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and short tests with all questions answered and explained.

501 German Verbs

by Henry Strutz

The most commonly used 501 German verbs are arranged alphabetically in a table format, one verb per page with English translation, and conjugated in all tenses and forms. This updated version includes an explanation of the 1999 spelling reform, providing examples of the differences between the two methods. The book’s additional features include common idioms with many updated example sentences throughout the book to demonstrate verb usage and a grammar review. Bonus Online Component: includes a link to online content that presents valuable exercises for students in German sentence completion, word completion, word matching, and conversational dialogue, with answers provided for all exercises.

501 Italian Verbs (Barron's 501 Verbs)

by Marcel Danesi John Colaneri Vincent Luciani

The original and most trusted verb book in the market with over 50 years of proven excellence! Barron&’s 501 Italian Verbs provides students, travelers, and adult learners with fingertip access to the 501 most common and useful Italian verbs in all 15 tenses and moods. Fluency in Italian begins with a knowledge of correct verb formation and usage. Having a quick reference guide such as this classic book is an absolute essential for those learning the language or those who just need a quick refresher. The authors provide clear, easy-to-follow instruction along with synonyms, antonyms and idiomatic expressions. Each verb is listed alphabetically in chart form—one verb per page along with its English translation.Highlights of this brand new edition include:One verb per page conjugated in all tenses and moodsSynonyms, antonyms and idiomatic phrases for each verbThe 55 most essential Italian verbs highlighted and used in contextA pull-out reference card featuring the most essential verbsAn extensive index including many more regular verbs conjugated like the book's 501 model verbsPassive and active voice formationsEven more entries in the English-Italian verb index covering impersonal verbs, weather expressions, and moreOnline practice and exercises to reinforce verb conjugations and usageAudio program to model native speaker rhythms and intonationNew pronoun chart on the inside front cover

501 Italian Verbs

by Marcel Danesi Doyle, Patricia Doyle, Patricia John Colaneri Vincent Luciana

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501 Portuguese Verbs, 3rd edition: Fully Conjugated In All The Tenses, In A New Easy-to-learn Format, Alphabetically Arranged (501 Verb Ser.)

by John J. Nitti Michael J. Ferreira

The bestselling 501 Verbs Series is the #1 reference source for verb usage in virtually every major language. It’s printed in two colors and features tinted page edges for ease of reference. This edition presents the most important and most commonly used Portuguese verbs arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. This comprehensive guide to verb usage contains a wealth of reference material and language tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional Portuguese verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, verb drills and short tests with all questions answered and explained, and more. Learning Portuguese is easy with help from the 501 Portuguese Verbs!

501 Spanish Verbs: Fully Conjugated In All The Tenses In A New Easy To Learn Format (Barron's 501 Verbs)

by Christopher Kendris Theodore Kendris

The original and most trusted verb book in the market with over 50 years of proven excellence! Barron&’s 501 Spanish Verbs provides students, travelers, and adult learners with fingertip access to the 501 most common and useful Spanish verbs in all 15 tenses and moods. Fluency in Spanish begins with a knowledge of correct verb formation and usage. Having a quick reference guide such as this classic book is an absolute essential for those learning the language or those who just need a quick refresher. The authors provide clear, easy-to-follow instruction along with synonyms, antonyms and idiomatic expressions. Each verb is listed alphabetically in chart form—one verb per page along with its English translation.Highlights of this brand new edition include:One verb per page conjugated in all 15 tenses and moodsSynonyms, antonyms and idiomatic phrases for each verbThe 55 most essential Spanish verbs highlighted and used in contextA pull-out reference card featuring the most essential verbsMore than 2,200 additional regular verbs conjugated like the book's 501 model verbsPassive and active voice formationsEven more entries in the English-Spanish verb index covering impersonal verbs, weather expressions, and moreOnline practice and exercises to reinforce verb conjugations and usageAudio program to model native speaker rhythms and intonationNew pronoun chart on the inside front cover

501 Spanish Verbs, 8th edition

by Christopher Kendris Theodore Kendris Ph.D.

The world’s bestselling Spanish verbs reference eBook has just gotten better! The authors focus directly on a command of Spanish verbs—and fluency in Spanish starts with knowledge of verbs. This new eighth edition is optimized for use on the Kindle and features links throughout and shows students and travelers exactly how to use the 501 most common and useful Spanish verbs in all 15 tenses and moods. Each verb is alphabetically listed in easy-to-follow chart form, one verb per page with its English translation. Bonus Online Component includes a hyperlink to online content that presents language-learning aids and audio files that review the formation and usage of Spanish verb forms. Helpful features include—Formation and usage of Spanish verb tenses and moods summarized as they relate to their English equivalents --The 55 most essential Spanish verbs used in context--Another 2,200 regular verbs conjugated like the book’s 501 model verbs--Verbs in idiomatic phrases--Passive and active voice formations--Updated sentences demonstrating Spanish verb usage in all tenses--Exercises in Spanish verb usage with answers--Even more entries in the English-Spanish verb index--Information covering impersonal verbs, weather expressions, and more!

600 Basic Japanese Verbs

by Hiro Japanese Center

600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar--verbs.This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form.Compiled by Japanese language experts at The Hiro Japanese Center, more than 30 different verbal forms are given for each verb including all forms used in contemporary spoken, written, formal and conversational Japanese.Key features of this book are: Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones. A wealth of example sentences are given to demonstrate correct verb usage. Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more. Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry. An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam. Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop).

600 Basic Japanese Verbs: The Essential Reference Guide

by Hiro Japanese Center

600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar--verbs.This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form.Compiled by Japanese language experts at The Hiro Japanese Center, more than 30 different verbal forms are given for each verb including all forms used in contemporary spoken, written, formal and conversational Japanese.Key features of this book are: Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones. A wealth of example sentences are given to demonstrate correct verb usage. Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more. Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry. An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam. Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop).

600 Basic Japanese Verbs

by Hiro Japanese Center

600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar-verbs.This book will be an essential resource as it shows learners how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form, while giving an accurate English translation for each conjugated form, making this book far more comprehensive than any other book on the subject.Key features of this book are: Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones A wealth of example sentences are given to demonstrate correct verb usage Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop), benkyo suru (to study), and much more

7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

by Steven Parker Naomi Steiner Susan Hayes

<P>The best time to learn a second language is as a child.<P> During childhood, the brain is more receptive to language learning than at any other time in life. <P>Aware that a second language can enrich their child's understanding of other cultures and bring future job opportunities in a world drawn ever closer by globalization, many parents today are motivated to raise their children bilingual.<P> This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, the ability to speak a second language, reading and/or writing in two languages, or some combination of all of these. <P>The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families.<P> Packed with insightful anecdotes and powerful strategies, this is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for those seeking to provide their children with a uniquely valuable experience.

À la rencontre du cinéma français: Analyse, genre, histoire

by R. J. Berg

À la rencontre du cinéma français: analyse, genre, histoire is intended to serve as the core textbook in a wide variety of upper-level undergraduate and graduate French cinema courses. In contrast to content-, theme-, or issue-based approaches to film, Professor Berg stresses “the cinema­tic­ally specific, the warp and fabric of the film itself, the stuff of which it is made.” Sufficient proficiency in French is the sole prerequisite: “No previous back­ground in film studies is assumed, nor is any prior acquain­tance with French cinema. It will help, of course, to like movies, and to have seen quite a few…” (from the preface).

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