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    From the Back Cover ------------------- The fast and painless way to learn to speak Spanish Are you a student studying Spanish; a traveler gearing up for atrip to a Spanish-speaking country; or someone who simply wants tocommunicate with Spanish-speaking friends, neighbors, andcolleagues? Spanish For Dummies is your hands-on guide for quicklyand painlessly grasping the basics of speaking Spanish. You'll geta handle on grammar, essential vocabulary, verb conjugations, andpronunciations in no time! * Spanish 101 — learn to recite the alphabet; pronounce wordsand phrases; and meet, greet, and exchange pleasantries with otherSpanish speakers * It's as easy as uno, dos, tres — discover how to ask keyquestions, chat about the weather, describe family members, orderfood, talk about where you live, and more * Happy trails — take your Spanish on the road and discoverhow to plan a trip, exchange your money for local currency, getaround with various modes of transportation, and check into ahotel * Take care of business — grasp the essential Spanishlanguage skills you need to talk on the phone and perform everydaytasks at the office Audio CD Includes More than 30 conversations that reinforce lessons from thebook Open the book and find: * Basic grammar and common expressions * Sentence structure and verb conjugations * Formal and informal greetings * Information on numbers, time, and measurements * Pointers for describing everyday activities in Spanish * Tips for making small talk, asking for directions, and more * Fun activities to help you practice your Spanish skills * Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries Learn to * Speak Spanish quickly and effectively * Master basic grammar, verb conjugations, vocabulary, andpronunciationsTake your skills to the next level with real-lifeconversations on the accompanying CD Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) About the Author ---------------- Berlitz® has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Susana Wald is a writer and literary translator in Hungarian, Spanish, English, and French, and she has taught abroad in Chile and Canada. Cecie Kraynak, MA, has taught and tutored Spanish at the junior high school and college levels for more than 25 years. She is the author of Spanish Verbs For Dummies. Read more ( javascript:void(0) )