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I am a fluent English speaker and I wanted a good FREE PDF to get started with. Primarily, I wish to see if my interests in learning spanish will sustain before I buy an expensive book. I have picked up books in the past only to realize that my motivation dips and the books are wasted. So, I wish to first be able to read a good book covering some vocabulary and some grammar before I really dive in. Any suggestions?

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closed as off topic by DarkAjax, Alfredo Osorio, dusan, Flimzy Aug 7 '12 at 2:56

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Welcome to Spanish.SE! We're glad you're here. However, this particular question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. "Shopping recommendation" questions are off topic on the entire SE network, as they solicit multiple, equally correct answers. – Flimzy Aug 7 '12 at 2:57
I would encourage you to look at for book reviews. You can easily search for free books for kindle (with a free kindle reader available for download), and you can limit your search to Spanish-language books, and by an area of interest, and you can read reviews there, too. – Flimzy Aug 7 '12 at 2:59

Not exactly a book, but a very useful page with online resources is BBC - Learn Spanish.

I don't know if there's any Spanish course such as those offered for free by Deutsche Welle to learn German Language. They have pdfs that you can print, and mp3 to hear also.

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