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Spanish Verbs (Barron's Verb Series)

Spanish Verbs (Barron's Verb Series)
Author/Publisher: Christopher Kendris Ph.D.
Emphasis: SpanishVerbs
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Approximately 300 most frequently used Spanish verbs are presented, one verb per page, arranged alphabetically, fully conjugated, and identified by the English infinitive form. Books in this series are smaller and shorter versions of Barron's 501 Verbs series. They make handy quick-reference sources for language students, teachers, and translators.

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Text: English, Spanish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764113577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764113574
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review:

    4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Essential for Spanish Language Students
This is an essential book for students of Spanish language. I used this book constantly as a student (over ten years ago ;), and now, as a tutor of high school Spanish language students, I urge all my students to make the small investment for this indispensable book. It has all the same information as "501 Spanish Verbs," but in a much more convenient "travel size." HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Two thumbs up!
This is the pocket version of the Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs. The layout is exactly the same, but with 200 less verbs. Like the bigger 501 Spanish Verbs, it provides an explanation and examples on the different tenses and their usages.

The reason that I bought this book was that my 501 Spanish Verbs was getting ripped up from carrying it around everywhere. Because this book is so much smaller than the 501 Spanish Verbs, I'm more inclined to carry it around with me when I go traveling.

If you need to do constant drills to remember the Spanish verbs, this is the book to carry around. If you're a fan of 501 Spanish Verbs, you'll like this as a "pocket" reference book.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Best Spanish Verbs Book
This is the best Spanish verbs book for beginning or intermediate students because it has about 300 of the most frequently used verbs with all the tenses, and it is of a size and weight to easily fit in a crowded backpack, briefcase, etc. 99 out of 100 verbs that you need to check the tense on will be in this book.


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - Helpful for beginners
This is a quck reference card intended as a companion to the Barron's book -- 501 Verbs. It is not sufficient on its own. However it is a very dense compilation of essentials, much more easily accessed than having to dig through the 501 or similar grammar books when one is first learning the ropes and framework of Spanish.

I used this card very, very frequently for my first month of independent spanish study. I greatly appreciated having a compact source of key things I needed to read over and over while trying to form a landscape view of this language. I am still pulling it out often to review key points. I am now at the start of month #3.

On one side of the card (3 pages worth when unfolded), it describes the purpose of each of the 7 simple tenses, the 7 compound tenses, the imperativo, the progressive forms, participles (Present and Past) as well as active versus passive voices. Key examples are given. On the other side is a very detailed conjugation plus English translation of a model verb (comer). Then the same table used in 501 is given for several strategically chosen regular and irregular verbs: dar, decir, estar, haber, hablar, hacer, ir and lavar.

The overall presentation of the card utilizes good graphics and color coded variations to assist in quickly finding the highlights. Without this feature, the very dense amount of information would be overwhelming -- but given the authors/publishers attention to detail -- I find it to be very user friendly.

The card is laminated and should be durable if kept reasonably protected in a notebook. Using it during my novice stage of exploring Spanish clearly saved a lot of wear and tear on my copy of 501 Verbs -- a resource needed indefinitely.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - A great language tool
I bought this item for my daughter, who was having a problem

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Verb Books Are Very Useful
I bought this verb book when I started learning Spanish. I find that verb books in any language are very useful. This particular book contains about 300 verbs fully conjugated in all the tenses. It makes looking up a certain verb conjugation very easy.

I'd say use this one to carry around in your pocket. There are other Spanish verb books, but they're much larger and not very portable.

Brandon Simpson


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Portable and easy to use
I found this little guide to be more useful overall than the full size edition. It has less words, but I like the concise introduction better and it's smaller so I can keep it with me as I travel during the day.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Spanish Verbs (Barron's Verbs Series) by Christopher Kendris, Ph.D.
I bought this for my fiance, who is taking Spanish lessons to make her more fluent on our church trips to Nicaragua. I had used other verb conjugation reference books before and this compact book seemed to have all of the same benefits, but in a smaller size.

My fiance loves it, because it will fit in her purse, it helps her with all verb tense and it lists verbs not in the book and matches them with similar verbs with similar conjugations. I have use it and we both find it an excellent resource.

We are very pleased with this purchase.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Spanish Verbs
Order arrived fast, in perfect, new condition. Type size smaller than expected, making it a bit difficult for older eyes. Content, however, is exactly what I wanted.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great small book
I am ordering this book because I saw someone using it on the subway yesterday! She was kind enough to let me look at it, and it was just what I needed--a compact reference to many verbs. This is going to be very helpful to me.

learning verb conjugation in her Spanish 101 course in college. She started using it from the moment it arrived, and her instructor saw a marked improvement in her performance in class. It made sense of verbal conjugation for her, and will undoubtedly result in her doing much better in this class.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - All you need and not more
Just the right size to carry with you - this means I actually use it all the time. The portability more than makes up for 200 verbs left out of Kendris' more complete book.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Shorter version of 501 Verbs
This is a great book, but essentially duplicates 501 Verbs. 501 Verbs is a much larger book, so if you're looking for a small, pocket-sized reference, this one will work. If you already have 501 Verbs you'll probably do what I did and return Spanish Verbs. Both versions have a good explanation of verb tenses.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Wonderful little Spanish verb book
Please note that this is for the second edition of this book, copyright 2001. The previous edition says copyright 1990. I can't tell from the Amazon book page here if this is the first edition or second edition, but the cover design is slightly different from that displayed here from my copy, which I recently purchased, so I mention that just in case.

No matter what language you're learning (unless its Turkish, which has 100% regular verbs, or Japanese, which has only two), verbs are usually a major difficulty and stumbling block in learning a foreign language. This is the best compact verb book I've seen for Spanish. The pages VII to XL (7 to 40) in the introduction contain the best capsule grammar of verbs for Spanish I've seen, and is better than the ones I've seen in some of the bigger, beefier grammar books for quickly getting a good grasp of the basics as well as the more complex issues.

There are many features I like about this book, but one especially helpful thing the author does is to explain the formal grammatical names for the verb tenses, aspects, and moods and how they are formed in English, along with plenty of examples. For example, many of us have never thought of what the preterit or pluperfect is in English, but Kendris explains this along with many other useful things. Another nice feature is his discussion of how some verbs that express a mental state actually change meaning in the preterit. For example, the sentence, "Supe la verdad," means "I found out the truth." (Saber, which means to know, changes from "know" to "found" in the preterit). And the sentence "Pude hacerlo," means "I succeeded in doing it." (Poder, which means "to be able," means "succeeded" in the preterit).

Other features include extensive lists and coverage of irregular verbs, an index of 1000 verbs keyed to one of the models or patterns of the 300 main verbs in the text, an index of common irregular verbs identified by the infinitive, which allows you to look up which infinitive verb form it belongs to without knowing that initially, and an index of Spanish/English verbs. Each conjugation page contains at least a few examples at the bottom of the page of usages, such as in the Kendris's larger 501 Spanish Verbs book. Overall, an excellent little verb and grammar book for the student of Spanish, and considering the price is only 6 bucks and is over 300 pages long, a great value to boot.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great Book! A must if you really want to learn Spanish!
My pocket dictionary by Langenscheidts, which I give 5 stars to also, has some verbs in tables which is handy. But I wanted to have a small, but fairly comprehensive pocket verb book. It turns out this is better than I could have ever imagined. In the front it shows the tenses and how, when, and why to use them. (It's the same as 501 Spanish Verbs.) What's even better is in the back it has an alphabetical listing in English of all the verbs in the book. If you need to know a verb, you can certainly find it in your pocket dictionary, but seeing it conjugated is extremely helpful whether you're a beginner or someone in an intermediate or advanced level. Most verb conjugations are easy to remember, but if you forget, you can look in this book which is so light and compact, it's incredibly easy to carry. You can't go wrong with this book even if it's the book you'd rather have than 501 Spanish Verbs.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Very helpful!!
I am learning Spanish and this book helps me a lot when I want to learn, speak, write, or translate anything from English to Spanish or Spanish to English. This is perfect for anyone who wants to learn Spanish no matter what level you are at. I have learned so much from this book. There is one verb on each page with all the verb conjugations for all tenses and all persons (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, etc.). It is very clear. At the bottom of the page, there is a small collumn that has words and expressions related to the verb you are looking at. In the back, it has a small dictionary to look up the verb in English so you can find it in the book. Then, it has a small section for verbs that are not included in the book; it gives you the page number to a verb that conjugations the same way as the verb you are looking up, so even if the verb is not in the book, it gives an example of how to conjugate it. It also has a small section of alphebatically ordered tenses of irregular verbs and it gives you the page number of the verb that it comes from. Some verbs you can not immediatley tell what the infinnitive is, so this helps a lot. At the beggining of the book there is an intro explaining each verb tense and how to use it and examples so, even if you have never been taught any type of Spanish verbs, this explains it to you.
Also, this a good size to carry with you. If you are learning Spanish, Get this!!!!! Wonderful!!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Extremely helpful for all Spanish learners
I strongly recommend this book to anyone learning how to speak and conjugate Spanish verbs. In the first pages of the book, it explains how to form the participles and the tenses of verbs. It also tells what the different tenses are used for and their English equivalent. In the middle, the 300 verbs are spelled out and how to conjugate them in all 14 tenses. The book is printed in 2 colors for easy reference. The only bad thing is that for some people (I didn't have this problem), the print may be too small. But this is due to its convienent pocket size. Overall, I highly recommend this book.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Very helpful
For anybody who has to do a large amount of composing in Spanish, this is the book for you. It comes in incredibly handy when I have to write five-page compositions for my Spanish class. I recommend this to anybody, no matter what level Spanish you are taking.


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