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Portuguese Phrases For Dummies



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Author: Karen Keller

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Publish Date: 10 Jan 2007

ISBN-13: 9780470037508

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Are you thinking about traveling, studying, or working in Portugal or Brazil, but you don t know any Portuguese? Want to improve your conversation skills with the Portuguese-speaking people in your life?
Portuguese Phrases for Dummies is the perfect diving board for anyone looking to communicate and even become fluent in the language.
As the fifth-most widely spoken language in the world, Portuguese can be heard in South America, Africa, Asia, and of course, Portugal. If you want to know basic Portuguese but don t want a boring textbook that unloads tons of conjugation rules or long lists of words to memorize, then this quick-and-easy phrasebook will get your feet wet without overwhelming you. This friendly book covers a wide array of subjects both helpful and interesting, including:

Numbers, days of the week, measurements, and time
Making friends and small talk
Enjoying every type of meal
Shopping in markets and at stores
Culture, leisure, and activities
Work and transportation
Finding a place to live
Dealing with emergencies
Slang and colloquial terms
Phrases and particles to make you sound like a local!

Knowing these fundamentals, you ll be able to communicate with Portuguese-speaking people and continue learning about the language and culture. With hundred of useful phrases at your fingertips, Portuguese Phrases for Dummies will give you a basic comprehension of this beautiful language and have you speaking instantly!
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About the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips

Speak Portuguese — instantly!

Traveling to Brazil or Portugal but don’t know Portuguese? Needto kick up your conversation skills? This handy phrasebook willjump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic BrazilianPortuguese in no time.

Discover how to

Get directions, shop, and eat outTalk numbers, dates, times, and moneyChat about family and workDiscuss sports and the weatherDeal with problems and emergencies
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