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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.
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.
Table of Contents
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