- When you should use affect and when effect is right- Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully- The difference between hilarious and hystericalPacked with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.
From Alleluia to Zizith, more than 750 signs and their specific meanings
Large, clear, upper-torso illustrations that show the corresponding movements of hands, body, and face
Easy-to-follow instructions to help you master the art of expressing signs
A complete index for quick access to any sign
With an essential section of religious “name signs,” the addition of signs for the Muslim faith, and an expanded selection of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings, this book is an indispensable resource for signers of all denominations. Written with expertise by an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, it makes communicating by ASL in a religious setting simple and easy, no matter your level of experience.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese is a trusted companion to your Portuguese learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Sue Tyson-Ward guides you through simple grammar and vocabulary concepts and illustrates them with clear examples. The accompanying fun and interesting exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. The lessons are short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you.
THIS WORKBOOK WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND
Saber vs. conhecer * Verb tenses * Essential vocabulary * Superlatives * Nouns * Adjectives * Sentence structure . . . and more
Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Portuguese class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese will help you build your confidence in your new language.
Based on the successful approach of the series, a clear and engaging introduction to Portuguese, specifically designed for beginners
Consisting of 60 compact units, each lesson in Practice Makes Perfect: Beginning Portuguese with Two Audio CDs can be completed in just 20 minutes. Rather than focusing on grammar, each accessible lesson includes essential vocabulary, an easy-to-follow dialogue, an engaging exercise for you to practice what you've learned, a section on common phrases, and an interesting cultural comment. This approach allows you to master the basics of Portuguese communication without being intimidated by grammar.
Each dialogue is given in Portuguese and voiced by native speakers. Every new word or phrase for the dialogues is given in the vocabulary section, and each dialogue appears on an audio recording, giving you the opportunity to hear correct pronunciation and develop your own speaking skills.
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!
explains the things that you need to know to be successful in
learning Portuguese. No prior grammatical knowledge is assumed, and
technical terms are explained clearly and progressively. Exercises are
provided to help you consolidate what you have learned and build your
Portuguese vocabulary. Although the main focus is on European
Portuguese, Brazilian alternatives are also given.
Among the many things covered in this book:
How do you pronounce words in Portuguese?What do all those funny little squiggles mean?What exactly are verbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns?How do you know when to use 'ser' and when to use 'estar'?How do you use the personal infinitive?How does the subjunctive work?
If you don't know your diacritic from your diphthong, you've come to the right
The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as:
establishing identity making contact expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.
With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Main features of the Grammar include:
clear, jargon-free explanations emphasis on the language as it is spoken and written today extensive cross-referencing between the different sections.
A combination of reference grammar and practical usage manual, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the ideal resource for learners of Brazilian Portuguese at all levels, from beginner to advanced. It can be used independently, or in conjunction with the Modern Brazilian Portuguese Workbook, see ISBN 9780415566469.
John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He has authored a number of language teaching books and project coordinated and co-authored three of the best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.