Among the many things covered in this book:
If you don't know your diacritic from your diphthong, you've come to the right
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.
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!