Conversational Brazilian-Portuguese: The Easy Method

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 186 pages
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Step By Step, these attractive and interesting lessons make it possible for you to understand and speak Brazilian-Portuguese in the shortest possible time.

The Cortina Method combines a selection of practical phrases of everyday use and the absence of complicated grammatical rules, to make the study of spoken Portuguese quick, easy and effective.

A Comprehensive Reference Grammar is provided following the lessons. This section which also contains a guide to pronunciation will prove a handy and invaluable aid to the student.

Useful Dictionary
This Portuguese-English Dictionary of about 1,200 words also has an index of grammatical points which will be found especially practical because, in addition to giving the translation of the most important words, they refer to sections of the grammar where they are covered.

For students who desire a rapid mastery of spoken conversational Brazilian-Portuguese, the Cortina Academy has recorded the vocabularies and conversations of this book using voices of native Brazilian instructors chosen for their excellent accent and pleasing tone. Anyone interested in a full description of these recordings and a FREE Sample Record in Brazilian-Portuguese has only to send the postcard inserted in the back of this book.

Cortina's Short-Cut Method has received the approval of students, teachers, schools, colleges, and business firms all over the world.
 

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Contents

LESSON SUBJECTS OF CONVERSATION SUBJECTS OF GRAMMAR PAGE
2
Eating and drinking Present indicative of second conjuga
12
Days of the week Renting a house or Plural of nouns and adjectives Uses of
20
Telling time Months of the year Present indicative of third conjuga
28
In a drygoods store Preterit indicative of first second and
36
An invitation to the theater and to Pronouns used as object of verb Pro
44
A shopping trip tmperfect indicative Use of imperfect
54
A railroad trip Stopping at a hotel Future indicative Conjugation of
66
At the barbers and manicurisfs Present subjunctive Uses of present
78
At the tailor8 Future subjunctive Uses of future
90
An introduction and welcoming a Imperfect subjunctive Use of imperfect
104
Geography of Brazil Comparison of adjectives Numerais
114
History of Brazil Passive voice
124
Grammar
133
Vocabulary and IndAc
174
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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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