Portuguese For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 23, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 384 pages
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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! You’ll discover how to:
  • Have everyday conversations in Portuguese
  • Make sense of Portuguese grammar
  • Use idioms and popular expressions
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Get a handle on verb conjugations
  • Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries

Portuguese for Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life “Talkin’ the Talk” dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language. With this easy, low-pressure approach you’ll be jabbering away in Portuguese in no time.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Appendixes 305
5
You Already Know a Little Portuguese
9
The NittyGritty Basic Portuguese Grammar and Numbers
23
Oi Hello Greetings and Introductions
39
Portuguese in Action
59
Dining Out and Going to Market
77
Shopping Made Easy
99
Staying at a Hotel or Guesthouse
201
Getting Around Planes Buses Taxis and More
213
Planning a Trip
231
Me Ajuda Help Handling Emergencies
247
O Carnaval
267
Ten Ways to Get a Quick Handle
287
Ten Ways to Get a Quick Handle on Brazilian Portuguese 287 Chapter 19 Ten Favorite Brazilian Portuguese Expressions
293
Eleven Terms That Make You Sound Fluent
301

At the Beach
113
Going Out on the Town
127
Talking on the Phone
145
At the Office and around the House
161
Portuguese on the Go
173
Onde Fica? Where Is It? Asking for Directions
185
Verb Tables
307
MiniDictionary
317
Answer Key
327
Where in the World Is Portuguese Spoken?
333
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Karen Keller is a journalist who lived and worked in São Paulo, Brazil, for three years. Before moving to Brazil, the California native taught Spanish at a New York City–based foreign language education Web site. Keller is also a published travel guide writer. She currently lives in New Jersey, where she is a local newspaper reporter.

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