An Introductory Portuguese Grammar

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Courier Corporation, 1976 - Foreign Language Study - 168 pages
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This book presents the elements of everyday Portuguese, stressing European Portuguese, but also giving information on Brazilian Portuguese. Covering grammatical topics, vocabulary, and practice sentence material, this book is a solid, well-organized approach to Portuguese that anyone interested in the language will find highly useful.
Pronunciation is very clearly explained first, and it is followed by twenty-five well-proportioned, progressive lessons that cover all the main points of contemporary grammar: gender, present indicative, formation of plural, agreement and position of adjectives, definite and indefinite article, use of ser and estar, commands, personal pronouns, imperfect indicative, reflexive pronouns and reflexive verbs, present subjunctive, future and imperfect subjunctive, conditional, negatives, infinitive, pluperfect and perfect indicative, and much more. An Appendix gives conjugations of regular verbs, orthographic-changing verbs, radical-changing verbs, and irregular verbs, while a Portuguese-English Vocabulary, an English-Portuguese Vocabulary, and an Index complete the book.
This book is suitable for self-study outside of class, for refresher, and for reference. It is particularly useful as a supplement to phrase and conversational study.

  

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Contents

Pronunciation
1
Lesson I
16
Lesson II
18
Lesson III
21
Lesson IV
24
Lesson V
28
Lesson VI
32
Lesson VII
36
Lesson XIV
66
Lesson XV
70
Lesson XVI
74
Lesson XVII
79
Lesson XVIII
84
Lesson XIX
88
Lesson XX
93
Lesson XXI
98

Lesson VIII
40
Lesson IX
44
Lesson X
49
Lesson XI
53
Lesson XII
57
Lesson XIII
61
Lesson XXII
102
Lesson XXIII
107
Lesson XXIV
112
Lesson XXV
118
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Edwin B. Williams, Ph.D., was chairman of the Department of Romance Languages, deal of the Graduate School, and provost of the University of Pennsylvania.

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