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Learn to:
  • Have everyday conversations in Portuguese
  • Make sense of Portuguese grammar
  • Properly use idioms and expressions
  • Speak Portuguese in almost any situation

Real-life conversations included on the bonus CD

Learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese — the fast and easy way

This hands-on, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese — today! Whether you're a student, traveler, business person, government employee, or just interested in this beautiful language, you'll find practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references here — including real-world dialogues, a Portuguese-English mini dictionary, lists of verbs, and more!

  • Portuguese 101 — learn to recite the Portuguese alphabet, get a crash course on Portuguese grammar, and start using some basic Portuguese expressions
  • Get going — hone your small-talk skills with Portuguese words and phrases you can use when asking about the weather, finding out what people like to do, and making plans
  • Take it to the streets — take your Portuguese on the road and discover how to plan a trip, make arrangements for a place to stay, discuss transportation, ask for directions, order a meal, and handle emergencies while you're away
  • It's easy as um, dois, tr?s — discover ten quick ways to pick up Portuguese quickly, ten common Portuguese slang expressions, and ten terms that can make you sound fluent

Audio CD Included

More than 30 real-life conversations between native Brazilians give you a chance to practice as you learn.

Please see the Appendix for complete details and system requirements.

Open the book and find:

  • How to pronounce the Portuguese alphabet
  • Portuguese grammar basics and essentials
  • Tips on forming sentences in Portuguese
  • The lowdown on Portuguese numbers, times, and measurements
  • Portuguese phrases and words used in everyday situations
  • Cultural conventions in Brazil
  • Ten phrases that make you sound fluent in Portuguese

Synopsis:

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese

Quick! What's the most widely spoken language in South America? That's right, Portuguese! And what's the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately!

Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you'll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more!

  • Have everyday conversations in Portuguese
  • Make sense of Portuguese grammar
  • Use idioms and popular expressions
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Grasp verb conjugations
  • Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries

Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

About the Author

Karen Keller spent three years as a reporter in Brazil and traveled extensively throughout the country. She's fluent in Portuguese and has worked as an online foreign language instructor.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: You Already Know Some Portuguese! 9

Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Portuguese Grammar 23

Chapter 3: Oi! Hello! Greetings and Introductions 37

Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight 57

Chapter 5: Speaking Portuguese at Home 71

Part II: Portuguese in Action 91

Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Small Talk 93

Chapter 7: Dining Out and Going to the Market 111

Chapter 8: Shopping 131

Chapter 9: Going Out on the Town 145

Chapter 10: Chatting About Business and the Economy 161

Chapter 11: Recreation and the Outdoors 177

Part III: Portuguese on the Go 193

Chapter 12: Planning a Trip 195

Chapter 13: Money, Money, Money 219

Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Buses, Taxis, and More 229

Chapter 15: Going to Sporting Events 253

Chapter 16: O Carnaval! 269

Chapter 17: Me Ajuda! Help! Handling Emergencies 285

Part IV: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up Portuguese Quickly 301

Chapter 19: Ten Common Portuguese Slang Words 307

Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Terms That Make You Sound Fluent 311

Part V: Appendixes 315

Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary 317

Appendix B: Verb Tables 329

Appendix C: On the CD 337

Appendix D: Answer Key 341

Index 343

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118399217
Author:
Keller, Karen
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Portuguese
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Other languages
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Foreign Languages-Portuguese
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pr
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onunciation; Portuguese verb conjugations; speak everyday Portuguese; speak basic Portuguese; guide to basic Portuguese
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
Subject:
Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
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Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
Subject:
Portuguese for dummies; learn Portuguese; learn to speak Portuguese; learn to read Portuguese; how to learn Portuguese; how to learn to speak Portuguese; how to learn to read Portuguese; Portuguese grammar; learning Portuguese; Portuguese pronunciation; P
Copyright:
Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
20130226
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
236.2 x 188 x 20.299 mm 20.32 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese

Quick! What's the most widely spoken language in South America? That's right, Portuguese! And what's the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately!

Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you'll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more!

  • Have everyday conversations in Portuguese
  • Make sense of Portuguese grammar
  • Use idioms and popular expressions
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Grasp verb conjugations
  • Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries

Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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