By Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Studying Latin-American Spanish as effortless as 1-2-3 With this e-book, Latin-American Spanish is possible for any starting scholar. you should use educate your self Latin-American Spanish whole direction at your individual speed or as a complement to formal classes. this whole direction is predicated at the very most up-to-date studying equipment and designed to be relaxing and hassle-free. ready through specialists within the language, train your self Latin-American Spanish starts with the fundamentals and progressively promotes you to a degree of delicate and assured verbal exchange, together with: updated, graded interactive dialogues Graded devices of tradition notes, grammar, and routines step by step advisor to pronunciation functional vocabulary common and abnormal verb tables lots of perform routines and solutions Bilingual word list package deal comprises 60-minute CDs and a publication.
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46 II I II I ' 0 46 i• f I 6 Stem-changing verbs: e > ie and o > ue Certain verbs undergo a change in the stem (the infinitive minus its ending). Stem-changing verbs (also known as radicalchanging verbs) have the same endings as regular verbs. Cerrar (to close) is a stem-changing verb, in which -e changes into -ie. Notice that this change occurs only when the stem is stressed, therefore verb forms corresponding to nosotros (we) (cerramos, we close) are not affected by it. cterro cierras cterra cierran I close you close (fam, sing) you close (pol, sing), he, she, it closes you close (pl), they close In later units you will encounter other verbs which change in the same way as cerrar.
Say good morning to her; ask her how she is. Yo estoy muy bien, gracias. Y usted, (Com esta? Say you're fine; thank her. \ 4 Look at this dialogue between a receptionist and a hoteQ guest in Mexico. :~ Senor Recepcionista Seiior Recepcionista ! Disculpe, cd6nde estan los telefonos, por favor? Estan al final del pasillo, a Ia izquierda, alj lado ~el bar. 1 Gracias. 1 Para servirle. ·: Choose appropriate words and phrases from the dialogue and~ from those listed below. • 6 7(j]IJ 4 8 1-------r--' 9 al lado de .
Ellos, elias comen I eat you eat (fam, sing) you eat (pol, sing) he, she, it eats we eat you eat (pi), they eat Como en Ia universidad. Rosa come en casa. I eat in the university. Rosa eats at home. -irverbs Regular -ir verbs are conjugated like this: abrlr to open yo abro tu abres Ud. , ellos, elias abren /open you open (fam, sing) you open (pol, sing) he, she, it opens we open you open (pi), they open i_A que hora abren? Abrimos a las ocho. What time do they open? We open at eight. Notice that the endings for -er and -ir verbs are the same, except in the first person plural nosotros.