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Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners

Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners

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Publisher's Summary

Learn Spanish and improve your Spanish reading and listening skills with these short stories. You have at your fingertips the Spanish audio recordings and its accompanying PDF. You can follow along with the written text or have an audible and hands-free learning experience with the English translation for the more difficult words.

  • Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.
  • Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word by listening to the audio via two native Spanish speakers (male and female voices).
  • Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording.

Beginners can easily memorize vocabulary words with the audio Spanish flash cards. You receive audio in three formats:

  • A slow version of the stories in a male voice which helps beginners improve their pronunciation.
  • A normal speed of those stories in a female voice for intermediate and advanced learners. Train your ears to understand what is being said.
  • Learn the vocabulary with enough time to repeat the words with their English translation with the audio flashcards!

These stories are perfect for beginners as well as for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills.

©2017 My Daily Spanish (P)2017 My Daily Spanish

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    Amazon Customer 09-01-17
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    "Pleasantly Surprised !"

    I have been speaking Spanish since I was a toddler and I was pleasantly surprised with this audiobook because I actually learned more phrases listening to it! Spanish is my first language and I honestly thought I knew all the words in the dictionary, boy was I wrong! I also appreciate the fact that there are different narrators for the short stories. What appealed to me the most was the fact that some stories were under ten minutes so I was able to listen to a couple on my way home from the store but there were also some that lasted a bit longer which were perfect to listen to while cooking dinner. Overall I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone trying to brush up on their Spanish skills or if you just want something to pass the time with. Honestly all the short stories are very interesting!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emma English 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful Way to Learn a Second Language!"

    This audiobook is very beginner friendly and as someone who is relatively new to the Spanish language, it is incredibly helpful. In high school, I took four years of Spanish but was never comfortable enough to engage in conversation. In this book, the realistic nature of each story helps me to learn phrases that I would commonly use on a daily basis, and feel comfortable using. The voices are clear and understandable, and I look forward to using this more as a roadmap to learning a second language.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Marissa 08-18-17
    Marissa 08-18-17
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    "Good book for refreshing your Spanish"

    This is a good audiobook for people who know some Spanish and want to brush up and practice on the go. I studied Spanish in school but haven't used it in a few years, and this is a good refresher for me. The narrator speaks slowly and clearly, at a pace that makes it easy to understand and follow along but not too slow as to not sound conversational. What I like the most is the variety of stories. They aren't targeted at children - they're more about daily life. Overall a good way to practice your Spanish in a new way.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 08-15-17
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    "I enjoyed this short story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I adored this audiobook; I would definitely recommend it to my friends and peers looking to learn the basics of Spanish.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed the male speaker as I find the manner of what he says in a slow, sure fashion with the correct enunciation and pronunciation of the words & phrases. It’s as if he is trying to spell out the words as he speak them


    What does Lucia Bodas and Abel Franco bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the first female speaker presented herself well as she speaks the language in a way it is done in a natural setting – very conversational, fluent and you can feel the emotions as it is spoken


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in Spanish


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sivapramod Kuppa 10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best book for beginners"

    As a beginner, I was very impressed with the stories, narration, and how they put everything together to make it as a good choice. The voices are so clear and slow which helped me in improving pronunciation and listening skills. Providing meanings for hard words is a plus. I learned lot of new words. Another best thing, I am able to listen to it while driving and doing chores which is very helpful in memorizing the words.

    Overall, I will strongly recommend this book to all beginners who started learning Spanish. You will be surprised with the progress you have made by the end of this book.

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    Alex Luce 10-07-17
    Alex Luce 10-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One easy way to immerse yourself!"

    This is a great audiobook for those who believe they have some sense of Spanish. I have very minimal Spanish conversation skills, but this audiobook built my confidence. I loved that the beginning tested my knowledge of what I might have already known, and the ending chapters reviewed vocabulary with repetition. A great way to learn.

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    Candace 10-04-17
    Candace 10-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great for Beginners!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this audio book! The narrators of the stories were pleasant to listen to and really enunciated each word so that they were easier to understand. I feel like the audio books really help to immerse you into the Spanish language and will be helpful for beginners or even those wanting to brush up on their Spanish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier 10-02-17
    Xavier 10-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book for beginners or re-learners!"

    Growing up I lived next door to a family from Puerto Rico who were like a second family to me, and as a result I was always over at their place. Naturally they mostly spoke in Spanish, and naturally I picked up on quite a bit of it. However over the years, I have been using Spanish less and less and as a result, my Spanish has grown quite rusty. This book was perfect for shaking the rust off. The best way for me to learn languages is to immerse myself in them.

    The book features numerous speakers and all of them speak different but excellent Spanish. One of the hardest walls to overcome when becoming fluent in Spanish is deciphering a person's heavy accent. At times it is very difficult to understand what they are saying. With this book, I had no such problem. Everyone enunciated their words perfectly. The first male speaker in particular spoke very deliberately and clearly.

    The only minor gripe I had with the book is with the vocabulary section. For the most part the girl's English was fine, however her pronunciation for some words was wrong and several of them were a bit hard to understand. For native English speakers, this isn't too big a deal; 95% of the mistakes are easily recognizable and you'll be able to put together what's she trying to say, However for non-native English speakers who are simultaneously learning English and Spanish, they may get the wrong impression from this section and start mispronouncing a few words in English themselves. Just something to work on.

    All in all, this is a great book for anyone who wants to ease themselves into the Spanish language learning process. Listen to it while you're walking in the park or driving to work in the morning. Quick, simple and effective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus 09-30-17
    Marcus 09-30-17
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    "Speaking Spanish seems much easier!"

    A book that helped me speak Spanish in conversation much much easier. I took Spanish a very long time ago, and I was pretty good at it. I just seemed very rusty back then, and still was before listening to this book. after listening to this book I had a conversation in Spanish with a friend who speaks Spanish, and it seemed much easier to communicate.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    vonda shields Mobile, Alabama 09-29-17
    vonda shields Mobile, Alabama 09-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful way to get a second language"

    This is a wonderful way to learn a second language, I took Spanish in high school so this was a great review on the Spanish language. I would purchase the second installment of Spanish so I can have a conversation with someone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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