A Spanish Short Story: La familia Adámez (Spanish Beginner Level) - José de la Paz

A Spanish Short Story: La familia Adámez (Spanish Beginner Level)

By José de la Paz

  • Release Date: 2018-02-10
  • Genre: Foreign Languages
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings


When you start learning Spanish, one of the first and perhaps confusing topics is when to use "SER" and when to use "ESTAR", both meaning "to be".

This book has been written with you in mind in order to:
help you overcome the "ser o estar" challenge
provide you with tons of examples in context
get you started reading in Spanish
enjoy a good story

La familia Adámez is the story of a Colombian family of drug dealers, their main characters, the dilemma they face when a new president is elected and how they make the decision.

In this book you will find:

- A short story in Spanish, ideal for a deep and intense practice of the verbs "SER" and "ESTAR"
"How to read" suggestions, to help you get the most out of your reading
Grammar explanations and tables: the articles, the possessive pronouns, ser and estar (conjugation and when to use summary)
Vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter, to make it easier for you to focus on the story and enjoy it
- A free selection of the best 31 free resources and tools to learn and practice Spanish

"The story was surprisingly interesting! Can't wait to read the next 'season' of La familia Adámez!"
Angela Krohn

José de la Paz is an experienced Spanish teacher (12 years) and author. You can find him at PractiSpanish.com. He enjoys creating new and fun materials to help his students learn, practice and enjoy their Spanish journey.


  • Entertaining Book

    By Mia_Rawwr
    Excellent story to practice your Spanish with!
  • Great book

    By hsplnts
  • Great for beginners

    By ChandlerD1
    I just started learning Spanish and download this book in order to practice my reading and understanding of the language. It was easy enough to follow along and is written well enough for beginners to follow along with ease.
  • Short but Effective

    By Topher Fangio
    I took Spanish in high school but need to brush up. This was a great short story to help me with ser and estar. Obviously you should not expect a masterpiece of a story, and it is definitely short, but it was better than many I have read. You can tell that the author put time and effort into helping new Spanish readers follow the story and have a good time. Certainly worth your time since it is free!