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Portuguese for Dummies [With CD (Audio)]


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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: You Already Know Some Portuguese! 9 Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Portuguese Grammar 23 Chapter 3: Oi! Hello! Greetings and Introductions 37 Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight 57 Chapter 5: Speaking Portuguese at Home 71 Part II: Portuguese in Action 91 Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Small Talk 93 Chapter 7: Dining Out and Going to the Market 111 Chapter 8: Shopping 131 Chapter 9: Going Out on the Town 145 Chapter 10: Chatting About Business and the Economy 161 Chapter 11: Recreation and the Outdoors 177 Part III: Portuguese on the Go 193 Chapter 12: Planning a Trip 195 Chapter 13: Money, Money, Money 219 Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Buses, Taxis, and More 229 Chapter 15: Going to Sporting Events 253 Chapter 16: O Carnaval! 269 Chapter 17: Me Ajuda! Help! Handling Emergencies 285 Part IV: The Part of Tens 299 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up Portuguese Quickly 301 Chapter 19: Ten Common Portuguese Slang Words 307 Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Terms That Make You Sound Fluent 311 Part V: Appendixes 315 Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary 317 Appendix B: Verb Tables 329 Appendix C: On the CD 337 Appendix D: Answer Key 341 Index 343

About the Author

Karen Keller spent three years as a reporter in Brazil and traveled extensively throughout the country. She's fluent in Portuguese and has worked as an online foreign language instructor.

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