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Portuguese Phrases for Dummies (Paperback)

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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.
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!


Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
ISBN 9780470037508
Format Paperback
Pages 206
Publisher Date 2007-01-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher For Dummies
Copyright Year 2007
Height 7.5 in
Wdth 4.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.32 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Bilingual
Audience General/trade
Authors Keller, Karen

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