Using Spanish Vocabulary

This book provides a comprehensive and structured vocabulary for all levels of undergraduate Spanish courses. It offers a broad coverage of the concrete and abstract vocabulary relating to the physical, cultural, social, commercial and political environment, as well as exposure to commonly encountered technical vocabulary. The accompanying exercises for private study and classroom use are designed to promote precision and awareness of nuance and register, develop good dictionary use, and encourage effective learning. The book includes both Iberian and Latin American vocabulary, and clearly identifies differences between the two varieties. • Consists of twenty units each treating a different area of human experience • Units are divided into three levels which allows core vocabulary in each area to be learned first, and more specialised or complex terms to be added at later stages • Vocabulary is presented in alphabetical order for ease of location • Includes 1000 exercises and 200 solutions, available online at the URL

• Carefully structured lists facilitate optimum acquisition of vocabulary, and numerous exercises for use in the classroom or for private study reinforce learning • Both European Spanish and New World varieties (especially Mexican and Argentinian) are thoroughly covered • Attention is given to level and register throughout, enabling the student to assimilate the nuances of the language


1. El ser humano/The human being; 2. La personalidad humana/The human personality; 3. Los alimentos, las bebidas y la ropa/Food, drink and clothes; 4. La salud/health; 5. La familia y la casa/Family and home; 6. La ciudad/City life; 7. La sociedad civil y religiosa/Social and religious life; 8. La vida del campo/Life in the countryside; 9. El tiempo (duración) y cálculos/Time and calculations; 10. (1) La Naturaleza y el universo/Nature and the universe; 10. (2) La ecología y energiá/Ecology and energy (exercises only); 11. La vida económica/Economic life 1; 12. La vida económica/Economic life 2; 13. Transporte/Transportation; 14. Ocio (esparcimiento M) y turismo/Leisure and tourism; 15. Educación/Education; 16. Letras y ciencias/Arts and sciences; 17. Bellas artes y artes plásticas/Fine arts and plastic arts; 18. La geografía y la historia/Geography and history; 19. La política/Politics; 20. La guerra y la paz/War and peace.


‘With a systematic approach, no one could fail to improve their awareness of Spanish vocabulary. But this is also a fascinating book for learners at any level beyond the basics to dip into or browse.’ Times Higher Education Supplement