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Colloquial Portuguese: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) Paperback – 24 Jan 2002
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Como e que voce se chama? (What's your name?)
ME chamo Esqualidus. (My name is Squalidus.)
In Brazil we tend to use gerunds, while in Portugal they love to use a preposition plus an infinitive:
For instace, let's see the sentence "What are you eating?":
O que e que voce ta COMENDO? (Br.)
O que estas A COMER? (Port.)
As you could notice above, Brazilian colloquial language is full of expletives. Those expletives are not found in those colloquial books.
It's a crying shame that a so widely spoken language do not deserve a good book for teaching very beginners this beautiful latin language.