- Understand Portuguese grammar
- Improve pronunciation
- Ask questions in Portuguese
- Have basic conversations when traveling, dining out, conducting business, and shopping
This helpful guide includes an audio CD with pronunciation guides, extensive vocabulary lists, and interactive exercises. Packed with dialogue examples, self-tests, and English-to-Portuguese and Portuguese-to-English dictionaries, The Everything Learning Brazilian Portuguese Book with CD will have you speaking--and understanding--Portuguese in no time.
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Portuguese in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Portuguese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family. What will I learn?
Basic Portuguese is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?
Get Started in Portuguese is for absolute and false beginners of Portuguese. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Portuguese. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course. What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Portuguese, our Complete Portuguese course (9781444107685) will take you to an intermediate level of Portuguese. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talkingand Keep Talking Portuguese(9781444185492) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Brazilian Portuguese easily?This great value double course pack contains twenty common scenarios plus culture and travel advice. Learn the Brazilian Portuguese you need for:
-asking for directions and using public transport
-meeting and getting to know people
-staying at a hotel
-going out for the evening
-reporting a theft
-and much more. You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Brazilian Portuguese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural. This beginner Brazilian Portuguese course contains two MP3 CDs. You can download the audio files on these discs from your computer to your MP3 player or play them in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.
Get Talking and Keep Talking Brazilian Portuguese Pack maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Your portable resource for Portuguese vocabulary
Thematically organized into 66 subject areas, "Harrap's Pocket Portuguese Vocabulary" provides thousands of essential terms and phrases that will quickly help you increase your word power. This pocket-sized guide is ideal for study or review and is particularly useful for essay writing and other homework exercises, while the handy format makes it perfect for quick reference.
Your portable resource for Portuguese verbs
"Harrap's Pocket Portuguese Verbs" offers detailed explanations of verb categories, tenses and constructions, followed by more than 200 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in all the main tenses. An index of more than 2,400 common verbs refers you to the corresponding conjugation in the verb tables, while a useful English-Portuguese index contains 1,500 of the most common English verbs with their translations and corresponding conjugations.
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.
The perfect phrasebook when you want to know just enough to enjoy yourself abroad
Your ideal companion for traveling--especially if you are a first-timer with little or no foreign language experience--Just Enough Portuguese packs all the punch of bigger references into a concise, user-friendly format. This handy, pocket-size guide covers everything from days, months, currencies, and clothing sizes to food, shelter, and medical assistance.
Following 18 carefully structured lessons, this Romani language primer explores the vocabulary and grammar of the Kalderash Roma in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Designed for beginner students, this course reference begins with the basic verbs and nouns and builds through to the subtler grammatical necessities of reading and speaking the language. Quotations from native speakers, poems, songs, proverbs, and folktales add to the cultural and historical understanding of the language.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher
With Lonely Planet's Brazilian Portuguese Phrasebook, let no barriers - language or culture - get in your way. Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture& - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.
- Order the right meal with our menu decoder
- Never get stuck for words with our 3500-word two-way dictionary
- We make language easy with shortcuts, key phrases & common Q&As
- Feel at ease, with essential tips on culture & manners
Coverage includes: Basic language tools such as pronunciation, phrases for getting out and about, being social, food, safe travel, sustainable travel and two dictionaries
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Marcia Monje de Castro.
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