Portuguese for Dummies

Author(s): Karen Keller

Language Guides & Phrase Books

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; and, 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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Karen Keller is a journalist who lived and worked in Sao 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.

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Portuguese! Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Portuguese Grammar and Numbers. Chapter 3: Oi! Hello! Greetings and Introductions. Part II: Portuguese in Action. Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk. Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market. Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy. Chapter 7: At the Beach. Chapter 8: Going Out on the Town. Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone. Chapter 10: At the Office and around the House. Part III: Portuguese on the Go. Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money. Chapter 12: Onde Fica? (Where Is It?) Asking for Directions. Chapter 13: Staying at a Hotel or Guesthouse. Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Buses, Taxis, and More. Chapter 15: Planning a Trip. Chapter 16: Me Ajuda! Help! Handling Emergencies. Chapter 17: O Carnaval! Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Get a Quick Handle on Brazilian Portuguese. Chapter 19: Ten Favorite Brazilian Portuguese Expressions. Chapter 20: Eleven Common Portuguese Slang Words. Chapter 21: Eleven Terms That Make You Sound Fluent in Brazilian Portuguese. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Verb Tables. Appendix B: Mini-Dictionary. Appendix C: Answer Key. Appendix D: On the CD. Appendix E: Where in the World Is Portuguese Spoken? Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471787389
  • : john wiley
  • : wiley publishing
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-ROM
  • : May 2006
  • : 233mm X 189mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Karen Keller
  • : Mixed media product
  • : 469
  • : 384
  • : Illustrations