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Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach By David Brodsky,

  • Title: Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach
  • Author: David Brodsky
  • ISBN: 9780292716681
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 beginnersUnlike 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 obviousAnnex C cer verbs and related wordsAnnex D 4,500 additional words, either individually or in groups, with English correspondences
    Spanish Vocabulary An Etymological Approach 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

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    1. I love this book Everything just becomes so much clearer when you know how the word evolved from Latin and why the Spanish and English version can be very similar or dissimilar Some sections compare the Spanish, English, Italian, and English variations or similarities As you learn all of this you become better at developing an ear for than the languages you are studying I work at a hospital where we have a lot of people admitted who don t speak English I may not be able to communicate completel [...]

    2. I don t know if you can ever claim to be done reading a dictionary, but for what it s worth for now, I am done with it A great help for Spanish novice, breaking down the etymology of verbs and words can be extremely helpful and helps a great deal with understanding To pair up with any lessons or learning system anyone uses to learn this beautiful language.

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