Barron's 1001 Pitfalls in Spanish
1001 Pitfalls in Spanish teaches grammar and correct use of Spanish by pointing out the exceptions to the rule and the common mistakes to avoid.
The book is organized by having chapters for the various parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc) - There are also chapters on sentence structure and special sections
What I like most about this book is it teaches you all the exceptions to the rule - those small details - that sometimes you hear about them and sometimes you don't. Knowing the pitfalls and exceptions in this book are the kind of learning details that would separate a beginner Spanish speaker from an intermediate or advanced speaker. So this is a good book to get if you want to take your Spanish to the next level.
There's a lot of teaching and explanation in Pitfalls. By its nature, it focuses on the exceptions, and the small details nobody told you. Things like when to use por and when to use para - the difference between using alli and alla, and using aquí and aca. And there's a list of nouns that have both masculine and feminine forms with have different meanings. Knowing all the obscure exceptions in this book will make you a great Spanish speaker.
In the back of the book you'll find:
- A section on easily confused words. For example, the English word ask: In Spanish you can say preguntar (to ask a question), or you say pedir (to ask for something).
- A complete index to the book.
- Specialized vocabulary for different professions.
- Paperback book with 287 pages.
- Suggested price is $10.95 in US Dollar.