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Complete Brazilian Portuguese: The Basics (Living Language Complete Courses) [Paperback]

Dulce Marcello
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Book Description

15 July 2008 Living Language Complete Courses
Learn Portuguese in 4 Simple Steps.

With Living Language Complete Portuguese: The Basics, you’ll start by learning words, and then you’ll progress to phrases, sentences, and conversations. This simple four-step building block approach will have you speaking with confidence right from the beginning, and you’ll be able to learn gradually and effectively. If you’re confident in your pronunciation, then this coursebook includes everything you need - vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice.

This comprehensive coursebook includes:
• 40 step-by-step lessons
• Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage
• Simple explanations and plenty of examples
• Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources
• A comprehensive grammar reference section

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Complete Brazilian Portuguese: The Basics (Living Language Complete Courses) + Portuguese (Brazilian), Q&s: Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs (Pimsleur Quick and Simple) + Portuguese Shortcut: Transfer your Knowledge from English and Speak Instant Portuguese!: 1
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Product details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Living Language (15 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400024196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400024193
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best in its price range 3 Jun 2010
Complete Brazilian Portuguese: The Basics (Living Language Complete Courses)

Being a tutor of Brazilian Portuguese, I often use this book in class due to its comprehensive approach. Each unit is divided into 'words', 'phrases', 'sentences', and 'conversations', making the learning experience more complete and didactic. In my opinion, two things make the book stand out in comparison with other titles; first, the 'Culture Notes' in each unit, providing interesting insights into Brazilian culture and general habits (it's hard to avoid the stereotypes and gross generalisations though); second, the care and attention to the detail, making this one of the most error-free language books I have come across in this price range.

You will not find here visually appealing illustrations or fancy glossy pages, such as in BBC language courses. This is a cheap book in terms of graphical presentation, but do not let this put you off - the content is rich, informative, and very educational. For a few pounds, you will get great value.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brazilian book 6 Dec 2011
By Skarthi
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I checked several sites before choosing this book. I wasn't disappointed, it is very easy to work through and you soon feel drawn into the culture of Brazil as well. It's not the only Brazilian language book I bought but it's one of the better ones. Delivery was hassle free and quick too.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely grammar heavy 9 Jun 2013
Like my review title says this book is extremely grammar heavy from the get go, and I regret buying it.

It's a course that attempts to teach you the language through grammar, rather than grammar through the language. If you like that approach then this is the course for you, but if not... Steer well clear!

A better introduction for beginners is; Portuguese in 10 minutes a day by Kristine K. Kershal, combined with; instant recall Portuguese by Michael Gruneberg.

After I've finished those 2 resources I might look into getting teach yourself Brazilian Portuguese.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best course of Brazilian Portuguese 13 Jan 2014
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I used this course many years ago and was glad to find that it was still available.. I like the format and the fact that it comes with its own dictionary.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not very useful without the CD 8 Aug 2013
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I decided to purchase this book as it had very good reviews. But apparently those reviews were for the same book that comes with the audio CD. So does anyone know where can I get the CD only? Obviously I dont want to buy the whole book again (which seems to be the only option) Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Textbook for up to Intermediate Level 1 Aug 2013
By William
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It does exactly as it says........Complete Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners. Good quality book for a good price. Broken down into nice manageable Chapters without Information Overload in them.
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