ASK A QUESTION Busco un libro en español que sea fácil de leer.
You busco para unos libros escrito en español que son fácil a leer pero que hay varios palabras que son difícil. Yo fue varios veces a la librería y he comprando unos libros, pero para todos libros es necesario que yo busco mucho palabras en el diccionario. Esta mucho de trabajo.
If you do not know if such a book exists then you must use the subjunctive mood in the subordinate clause.
Busco un libro escrito en español que sea fácil de leer.
If you are referring to that (a known) book written in Spanish that is easy to read then you use the indicative mood.
Bottom line: You are looking for a book written in Spanish at the beginning/intermediate comprehension level.
buscar=to look for/to search for. You do not need para after it.
Since you haven't learned the subjunctive and your vocabulary is limited, then I think it is best for you to start with books that you have already read in English before.
Have you read Harry Potter before? Try to read them in Spanish. That way you can figure the vocabulary out on your own if you remember what happens.
I recommend purchasing Stories from Latin America/Historias de Latinoamérica by Genevieve Barlow. This is one of a series of side-by-side bilingual books by this author. Go to Amazon.com and you'll also find Stories from Mexico and Stories from Spain. They are written with the English version on one page and the Spanish version on the next which is very helpful and cuts down on the need to use a dictionary.
Do be forewarned that translations are tricky because often things don't translate word for word which can be a confusing thing for beginners but bilingual books are great for seeing how things are expressed differently in English and Spanish. Just remember that sometimes there is more than one way to translate the same thing and don't get frustrated.
You can also try getting two copies of the same book in English and Spanish and reading them at the same time. I'd recommend The Alchemist (El Alquimista) by Paulo Coelho or The Four Agreements (Los Cuatro Acuerdos) by Don Miguel Ruiz.
I agree with Dandi, that will help you for sure and another choice is to get childrens' books from the library. You can find the Spanish section and just try out some easy 'chapter' books which should be plenty for you to handle at first. Sticking with the same author is another trick, when I was studying I read about 20 Agatha Christies even though they did not interest me in the slightest. It did help!
Try series books written just for younger ages: "tween" years or younger. I read the Junio B. Jones series in Spanish, Escalofrios (Goosebumps), Scooby Doo Mystery series, Magic Schoolbus, etc. because they are written for younger people with a more limited vocabulary. (all available in Spanish)
Busco unos libros (escritos) en español que sean fáciles (a leer) pero que tengan/contengan varias palabras (que son) difíciles. Fui varias veces a la librería y he comprado unos libros, pero para esos libros es necesario que busque muchas palabras en el diccionario. Cuesta mucho trabajo.
As someone who spent 7 years doing German homeworks on free translation sites, my advice would be not to use free translation sites for translating into spanish ok
Tell me what your interests are and i wil tell you what Spanish/ latin american tabloid you will enjoy reading the most.
Estoy una principiante. Ahora estoy leyendo libros para niños. Los encuentro que son bilingue, y primero leo el español y entonces leo el ingles. Con la ilustraciónes, puedo comprender la mayor parte del texto. ¡Me gusta! ¡Va a su biblioteca, tienen mucho!
I'm a beginner. Right now I'm reading children's books. I find ones that are bilingual and first I read the Spanish and then the English. With the illustrations, I can understand most of the Spanish text. I enjoy it! (plus, it gives me an excuse to feel like a kid again and find those stories that I missed when I was young!) Go to your library, they have a lot!
I found the book Spanish Verbs by Richmond very helpful. Well rated on Amazon. It starts at the beginning which is a little boring if you're not a beginner. But I'm not a beginner either and found it gave a good foundation and made things easy to put together. Pretorites went especially well and they're the most difficult. Buen suerte and que le vaya bien ptl.
Eh, Scholastics is a good source. I just looked up Escalofrios that GFreed mentioned and its sold bu Scholastics. I remember them from school.
When I read I'm pretty good at immersing myself into the writing and formulating my own ideas as to what is said. I'm pretty much past the point of translating word for word. I have bought a number of books, but stopping to reach for the dictionary for at least one or two words per paragraph if not sentence is very dissatisfying.
When I read news sites very often I'm able to figure out the meaning of a word by context or because it is similar to an English or French word. Sometimes I need to reach for a dictionary. But the problem with news sites is that they lack repetitiveness.
Which is why I'm looking for some kind of novella or short stories where the more words I figure out as I go, the less I need to refer back to the dictionary.
Yeah, so a few months ago I had bought a kiddie book called, "Gaturro y la mansión del terror". At the time I didn't understand much, but just now started reading it again and a lot more words made sense. I was impressed. Also, I recognized a lot more tenses, didn't know what they were, but knew they were verb tenses.
So I'm gonna try reading this book and see how it goes.
Also I found an online book store in Argentina: http://www.tematika.com
Thanks all for the answers.