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Old May 16, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Need help with a book recommendation

Can anyone recommend me a good book with Spanish verbs and teaches you how to conjugate them with tenses etc in a straight forward way?

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I'm sorry to disagree here. A compilation of any amount of conjugated verbs will hardly help you learn the logic for conjugating. Memorizing verb by verb needs too much effort and time, and you might not know what to do with a new one.

My recommendation is Larousse's Conjugación Lengua Española, which is a small manual showing one model of each kind of conjugation for regular and irregular verbs, and at the end it has an index of the verbs that correspond to each model. Since you'll be actually practicing by substituting verbs, you will not be simply memorizing, but learning to "feel" how it's done.
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The book I recommended does much the same thing, I think.
It introduces all the concepts up front and then gives models (501 common verbs). It also lists another +1000 verbs that conjugate the same way as the models given. It provides sample sentences for each of the common verbs, with an English translation.
The book is written in English.

The Larousse book is written in Spanish (at least the one you linked to). It looks good, from what I saw of it online, but a beginner might struggle with having to read Spanish to learn how to conjugate the verbs. Is there an English version?
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I'm sorry if I misjudged 501 Verbs. I have its German version and it's only a compilation of conjugated verbs with no other help.

I don't know of any Spanish conjugation manual in English. But as a beginner in French and German I found its equivalents in both languages (Le Nouveau Bescherelle & Verbtabellen Deutsch, respectively) friendly enough to study and learn.
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