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Ch 14: Business Communication in Spanish

About This Chapter

The entertaining lessons in this chapter provide an in-depth look at business communication in Spanish. Review the lessons at your leisure, then assess your knowledge with short quizzes that can ensure you're ready to take an upcoming test or participate in a class discussion.

Business Communication in Spanish - Chapter Summary

How much do you know about business communication in Spanish? Use this chapter's fun video and text lessons to find out! Learn the basics of communicating in a business environment, and tackle the specifics of using the correct Spanish vocabulary and grammar during communication. Expand your comprehension of these concepts by sending any lesson topic questions to our experts. When ready, test your knowledge by taking short quizzes and a practice chapter exam. In no time, you will be ready to:

  • Compose business emails and make business phone calls in Spanish
  • Make business presentations and deliver reports using correct Spanish vocabulary
  • Describe and utilize the imperfect tense in Spanish
  • Differentiate between the use of the imperfect and preterite tense for events and actions
  • Use the imperfect and preterite tense to describe people and things
  • Discuss the use of the imperfect and present progressive tense in Spanish
  • List Spanish vocabulary words associated with advertising terms and making recommendations
  • Utilize demonstrative adjectives in Spanish
  • Exhibit an understanding of the conditional tense in Spanish

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Business Communication in Spanish
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Business Phone Calls in Spanish

1. Business Phone Calls in Spanish

In this lesson, we'll learn first some basic business Spanish vocabulary and phrases that are useful during phone calls. Then, we'll then practice through some conversations.

The Imperfect Tense in Spanish

2. The Imperfect Tense in Spanish

What did you do when you were little? Where did you like to go? What did you look like? Where did you live? In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the imperfect tense to describe the past.

Spanish Grammar: Imperfect vs. Preterite for Events and Actions

3. Spanish Grammar: Imperfect vs. Preterite for Events and Actions

In Spanish, the preterite and the imperfect are both used to talk about the past, but they cannot be used interchangeably. In this lesson, you will learn when to use the preterite and when to use the imperfect when talking about actions and events.

Spanish Grammar: Describing People and Things Using the Imperfect and Preterite

4. Spanish Grammar: Describing People and Things Using the Imperfect and Preterite

Like in English, preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish are not interchangeable. In this lesson, you will be learning how to correctly use the preterite and imperfect to describe things and people.

The Imperfect Progressive Tense in Spanish

5. The Imperfect Progressive Tense in Spanish

What are you doing right now? What were you doing half an hour ago? In this lesson, you will learn how to answer both of these questions in Spanish as we review the present progressive and then learn how to form and use the imperfect progressive.

Practice Preterite and Imperfect in Context

6. Practice Preterite and Imperfect in Context

In this lesson, you will see how preterite and imperfect work together to tell a story: imperfect provides background information and descriptions, while preterite tells what happened. You'll also be using these tenses yourself to help tell a story.

Spanish Vocabulary for Making Recommendations

7. Spanish Vocabulary for Making Recommendations

You want to be able to make a suggestion or a recommendation when appropriate. Making recommendations requires appropriate words, and this lesson gives you the basic Spanish vocabulary you will need to do so.

Demonstrative Adjectives & Pronouns in Spanish

8. Demonstrative Adjectives & Pronouns in Spanish

Not this shirt... that one or that one over there. In this lesson, you'll learn how to be specific by using the words 'this,' 'that,' 'these' and 'those' in Spanish.

Present Progressive Tense in Spanish

9. Present Progressive Tense in Spanish

The -ing. Walking. Running. Doing. Going. Learn a new formula and how to talk about what you're doing right now in this lesson on the present progressive verb tense.

Using the Conditional Tense in Spanish

10. Using the Conditional Tense in Spanish

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate and use the conditional tense in Spanish when talking about what you would do or what would happen in certain circumstances.

Spanish Vocabulary: Advertising Terms

11. Spanish Vocabulary: Advertising Terms

In this lesson, we will learn some useful Spanish words that talk about advertising, marketing, products, etc. We'll also listen to and read some conversations using these words.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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