French Verbs Made Simple(r)

Author: David Brodsky

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292783331

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 342

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It's time for a new approach to learning French verbs. Unlike popular verb guides that require the rote memorization of hundreds of verb forms, this book clearly explains the rules that govern the conjugation of all classes of French verbs—especially the irregular ones that give second-language learners the most trouble. These straightforward, easy-to-understand rules for conjugating French verbs are effective learning tools for both beginning students and more advanced speakers who want to perfect their usage of French verb forms. French Verbs Made Simple(r) has many helpful features that you won't find in any other verb guide: Clear explanations of all verb tenses and forms. The simple patterns and rules that govern the conjugation of all verbs—including those verbs whose irregularities follow patterns that can be easily learned. A detailed discussion of how each verb form is used, with numerous examples. A full explanation of whether a verb should be conjugated with avoir or être, and the conditions under which the past participle is variable—two of the thorniest problems for students of French. An extended treatment of the subjunctive that will help you understand why it is used in some situations but not others. Complete conjugations for 57 basic model verbs (along with 27 "variants") and a comprehensive listing of some 6,200 verbs that indicates which of the models each verb follows. Going well beyond any other guide in the clarity and detail of its explanations—as well as the innovative manner in which individual verbs are linked to model conjugations—French Verbs Made Simple(r) is the only guide to French verbs a learner needs.

Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r)

Author: David Brodsky

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292783329

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 285

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It's time for a new approach to learning Spanish verbs. Unlike popular verb guides that require the rote memorization of hundreds of verb forms, this book clearly explains the rules that govern the conjugation of all classes of Spanish verbs—especially the irregular ones that give second-language learners the most trouble. These simple, easy-to-understand rules for conjugating Spanish verbs are effective learning tools for both beginning students and more advanced speakers who want to perfect their usage of Spanish verb forms. Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) has many helpful features that you won't find in any other verb guide: Clear explanations of all verb tenses and forms. The simple rules that govern the conjugation of all verbs—including the 90% of irregular verbs whose irregularities are entirely predictable. A detailed discussion of how each verb form is used, with numerous examples. A full explanation of the distinction between ser and estar—the single most confusing element in the Spanish verbal system. An extended treatment of the subjunctive that will help you understand why it is used in some situations but not others. Conjugations for 35 model Spanish verbs and a comprehensive listing of 4,800 verbs that indicates which of the models each verb follows. Going well beyond any other guide in the clarity and detail of its explanations—as well as the innovative manner in which individual verbs are linked to model conjugations—Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) is the only guide to Spanish verbs a learner needs.

French Made Simple

Learn to speak and understand French quickly and easily

Author: Pamela Rose Haze

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307434159

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Learn to Speak French Quickly and Easily! An invaluable introduction to one of the most studied languages in America, French Made Simple is ideal for the student, business person, or tourist. Teaching the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and culture, it guides you step-by-step through the process of learning and conversing quickly. Refreshingly easy to understand, French Made Simple includes: • Basics of grammar • Modern vocabulary • Helpful verb chart • French-English Dictionary • Reading exercises • Economic information • Common expressions • Review quizzes • Complete answer key From the Trade Paperback edition.

Spanish Made Simple

Revised and Updated

Author: Judith Nemethy

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307434593

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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With more than 2.5 million copies in print, Spanish Made Simple is the bestselling title in the Made Simple series. For years, this trusted guide has led students, tourists, and business travelers step-by-step through the basic vocabulary and grammar of this most-studied foreign language. Thoroughly revised and updated for our increasingly bilingual world, this new edition features verb conjugation and pronunciation charts, modern vocabulary including new idioms, review chapters, reading exercises, a complete answer section, and English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionaries—tools that make mastering the language fun. With Spanish Made Simple, learning a language is as easy as uno, dos, tres.

Essential Portuguese Grammar

Author: Alexander da R. Prista

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611337X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 114

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DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

501 Spanish Verbs

Author: Christopher Kendris,Theodore Kendris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143806876X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 736

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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!

500 French Verbs For Dummies

Author: Erotopoulos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118612744

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 592

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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 reference Special designation of the 50 most essential French verbs A summary of basic French grammar that includes verb tenses and moods An explanation of verb conjugation—the seven simple and seven compound tenses, as well as the imperative The accompanying CD-ROM includes flash cards and multiple choice questions with audio for practicing French verb conjugations and pronunciation 500 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.

A Short Course in Reading French

Author: Celia Brickman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231156774

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

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A book designed for those interested in French translation or proficiency exams teaches the basics of French grammar, reinforcing its lessons with exercises and key practice translations. Original.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

French Made Simple

Author: Eugene Jackson,Antonio Rubio,Pamela Haze,Julien J. Lafontant

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767918592

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 387

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Provides an introduction to French culture, teaching language elements needed to conduct everyday conversations and travel in French-speaking countries.

Spanish Vocabulary

An Etymological Approach

Author: David Brodsky

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292783345

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 653

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Unlike other vocabulary guides that require the rote memorization of literally thousands of words, this book starts from the premise that using the etymological connections between Spanish and English words—their common derivations from Latin, Greek, and other languages—is the most effective way to acquire and remember vocabulary. This approach is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Teachers of the language will also find much material that can be used to help motivate their students to acquire, and retain, Spanish vocabulary. Spanish Vocabulary is divided into four parts and four annexes: Part I provides background material on the origins of Spanish and begins the process of presenting Spanish vocabulary. Part II presents "classical" Spanish vocabulary—words whose form (in both Spanish and English) is nearly unchanged from Latin and Greek. Part III deals with "popular" Spanish vocabulary, which underwent significant changes in form (and often meaning) during the evolution from Latin to Spanish. A number of linguistic patterns are identified that will help learners recognize and remember new vocabulary. Part IV treats a wide range of themes, including words of Germanic and Arabic origin, numbers, time, food and animals, the family, the body, and politics. Annex A: Principal exceptions to the "Simplified Gender Rule" Annex B: 700 words whose relations, if any, to English words are not immediately obvious Annex C: -cer verbs and related words Annex D: 4,500 additional words, either individually or in groups, with English correspondences

French Made Simple

Author: A. Rubio,E. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317856317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

801 Action Verbs For Communicators

Position Yourself First With Action Verbs For Journalists, Speakers, Educators, Students, Resume-writers, Editors & Travelers

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595319114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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801 Action Verbs is for Communicators, career developers, educators, students, journalists, editors, job seekers, travelers, resume writers, novelists, and speakers. Action verbs appear in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portugeuese, and Russian.

Expert Legal Writing

Author: Terri LeClercq

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292746881

Category: Law

Page: 200

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For ten years, Terri LeClercq's "Legal Writing" column in the Texas Bar Journal has helped polish the prose of lawyers and law students, judges and clerks, paralegals, writing instructors, and legal secretaries. This book collects all the advice she has given in her columns into one authoritative guide for expert legal writing. LeClercq covers everything a legal writer needs to know, from the mechanics of grammar and punctuation to the finer points of style, organization, and clarity of meaning. With her practical, readable, and often humorous advice, those who prepare legal documents can rid their prose of mind-numbing "legalese" and write with the clarity and precision that characterize the very best legal writing.

Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

R for Data Science

Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

Author: Hadley Wickham,Garrett Grolemund

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491910364

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible. Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned along the way. You’ll learn how to: Wrangle—transform your datasets into a form convenient for analysis Program—learn powerful R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and ease Explore—examine your data, generate hypotheses, and quickly test them Model—provide a low-dimensional summary that captures true "signals" in your dataset Communicate—learn R Markdown for integrating prose, code, and results