Brazilian Portuguese-English, English-Brazilian Portuguese Dictionary and Phrasebook (Google eBook)
Brazilian Portuguese constitutes the largest variation of the Portuguese language, with an estimated 170 million out of more than 200 million native speakers world-wide. The bilingual dictionary and travel-oriented phrasebook focus on the Portuguese spoken in Brazil, A grammar and pronunciation section provides users with the basic elements of the language, while a brief introduction features cultural, geographical, and regional information about the country. Whether visiting the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, conducting business in Sao Paulo or relaxing on the nearly 2,000 miles of soft, white sand beaches. Travellers will find all they need to communicate effectively.
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For the traveler OR as basic/quick referenceUser Review - Overstock.com
I purchased this dictionary along with other materials as a backup to help me in my quest to learn Brazilian Portuguese. It is a very good source of helpful basic information for learning the language and for tips and tidbits geared towards the turist in Brazil. I includes: 1) a brief background info on Brazil & its language, 2)a pronunciation guide, 3) the alphabet, 4) brief grammar, 5) abbreviations, 6) a concise Portuguese/English/Portuguese Dictionary, 7) a Phrasebook - divided into sections by subject matter - each section includes basic information/tips on the subject, some phrases (not that many) and a list or related terms. The Subjects/Sections are titled: Basics, Things to Know Before Traveling to Brazil, Accomodation, Airport, Transportation, Money, Drinks, Eating Out, Shopping, Clothing, Shoes, Hairdresser/Barber, Drugstore, Medical Help, Dentist, Entertainment, Tourism in Brazil, & Safety. Lastly, there is a Quick Reference for: Colors, Numbers, Fractions, Months, Seasons, Days of Week, Hours, Time, Directions. Overall, I would say this Dictionary is a good guide if you plan to travel to Brazil in the near future; or want a good quick and basic reference. As a reference tool in learning the language, it is ok, but should not be you're ONLY reference book. ...