Punto de partida
"A starting point" — the basics of conversation and grammar.
- ¿Cómo te llamas? — Greetings, Names, the Alphabet.
- ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? — Numbers, Ages, Dates, Birthdays.
- Introducción a la gramática — Articles, Regular Verbs, Questions and Exclamations.
"What do you think?" — a world of opinions and viewpoints.
- ¿Dónde vives? — Countries, Habitations, "O" and "A" Adjectives, City and Countryside.
- ¿Qué te gusta hacer? — Sports and Activities, UE Verbs, Complex sentences, Negatives, Opinions.
- ¿Qué comes? — Food and Drink, In the Shop, "E" and Consonant Adjectives, Colours.
¿Cuándo se hará?
"When will it be done?" — The busy world of time.
- ¿Qué hora es? — Telling the Time, Times of Day, Time-related Adverbs, Reflexive verbs.
- ¿Adónde vas a ir? — Simple Future, Holidays, Accommodation, IE verbs.
- ¿Cuál es tu trabajo? — Jobs and Occupations, Little Words, Workplaces, Future Tense.
- Thesaurus of Spanish Cognates
- Translation Reference (archived)
- Common words (archived)
- Grammar Index (Archived) is a former section of the Spanish book, with information in pages on Spanish grammar.
- Spanish/Tenses is a grammar appendix which outlines all possible verb conjugations for regular Spanish verbs. Verbs are first divided by mood (indicative, subjunctive, imperative), then by aspect (simple, perfect, continuous, perfect continuous), and finally by tense (present, preterite, imperfect, conditional, future). This appendix can be used as a reference for any and all regular verb conjugations.
- Spanish/Verbs (archived) is a guide to verbs, with some other pages in it too.
- Valuable noun-related phrases (perfect for the beginner). Will prove valuable for also learning present tense and past tense. Can be used to learn the sentence structure.
- Spanish/Pronouns An introduction to pronouns.
The materials below are mostly miscellaneous or incomplete.
- Las personas — Describing people and opinions about them.
- La escuela — School, ser versus estar.
- El tiempo pasado — The past tense- All about the past tense in Spanish: Preterito, Imperfecto, Differences between the two.
- Ask questions at the Question and Answer page.
- Request for improvement to the Wikibook at the request page.
- Archived materials have more lessons which you can use.
- How to Study Spanish is an archived guide to the proper way to learn the language.
- Web Resources is a page with links to other websites you can go to to learn Spanish.
Alternative methods of learning
- The Wrong Way To Learn Spanish: An alternative and fun method of learning Spanish
- Dictionary: A dictionary related to the alternative method.
- Part 2: Translation of sample paragraphs.
Contributing to this Wikibook
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