The aim of this book is to offer readers the opportunity to improve their command of Spanish by focusing on one aspect of language learning that invariably causes difficulties - verbs and the way they behave. Whether you are a complete beginner or a relatively advanced learner, you can consult the book when you need to know the form of a verb quickly. The introductory section gives you a complete overview of Spanish verbs and how they work in the various tenses. The book contains: full coverage of the main tenses for 200 frequently-used Spanish verbs arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference; examples of the verbs in everyday use, with colloquial expressions and words sharing the same origin; a Spanish-English verb list of approximately 3000 verbs with details of the patterns they follow; and an English-Spanish verb list giving the most frequently-used English verbs in Spanish with details of the patterns they follow.
Table of Contents
Introduction; What are verbs and how do they work? what is a verb? / i, you, he, she, it...: person / past, present, future...: tense / regular and irregular verbs / formation and use of tenses / indicative, subjunctive, imperative...: mood / the active and passive voice / transitive and intransitive verbs / reflexive verbs / modal verbs; the verb 'gustar'; verbs tables; spanish-english verb list; english-spanish verb list
Maria Rosario Hollis is a native speaker of Spanish. Paul Coggle the series editor is also series editor of Teach Yourself French, German, Spanish and Italian and co-author of Teach Yourself German.