Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil

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Routledge, Oct 14, 2014 - Foreign Language Study - 323 pages
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Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Brazilian Portuguese as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Brazilian Portuguese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

  • A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
  • An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
  • Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
  • Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Brazil
  • An overview of the sounds of Brazilian Portuguese

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Portuguese of Brazil.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A guide to Brazilian pronunciation
3
Hi is everything OK?
7
I like to travel
27
Congratulations
46
Excuse me
64
Can I see ?
81
A single to Ouro Prêto
99
I live in a flat
170
Shall we meet later?
186
Dear Sir
202
The Internet
218
Reference grammar
230
Key to exercises
247
PortugueseEnglish glossary
287
EnglishPortuguese glossary
302

I dont feel well
115
Hold on
134
The weekend
150
Topic index
312
Grammatical index
314
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Roger Osborne became a publisher of scientific, medical and technical books after studying geology at Manchester University. He became a full-time writer in 1992 and is the author of "The Floating Egg.

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