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Portuguese for Dummiesby Karen Keller
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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!
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.
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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!
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
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
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