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Portuguese for Dummies [With CD (Audio)]

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese 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! Have everyday conversations in Portuguese Make sense of Portuguese grammar Use idioms and popular expressions Improve your pronunciation Grasp verb conjugations Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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Table of Contents

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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