Complete Portuguese: A Teach Yourself Guide

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October 13, 2010


Paperback, 512 pages


0071747923 / 9780071747929


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It's easy to teach yourself Portuguese!

Complete Portuguese: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Portuguese, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Portuguese with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.


  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

    Table of contents

    Introduction / Delighted to meet you / Where is the exit? / A return ticket, please / A single or a double room? / Do you stock bread and milk? / All is well / Are you on holiday? / When does the tour start? / I am going to meet her tomorrow / Yesterday I went by car / Places and people / Go straight on / When will it be ready? / I used to wear shoe size 43 / Doing this and that / Yesterday, today and tomorrow / I hope you can book me in for today / If you find them, phone right away / I’d love to travel more / If it were something different / On our return, I shall open a bank account / I'm intending to visit your country / I wish they would phone / I shall join in, if I can / I should like to practise further / Key to the exercises / Glossary of grammatical terms / Pronunciation / Verb guide / Portuguese-English vocabulary / English-Portuguese vocabulary / Taking it further / Index of grammar and problem / List of topics

    Author comments

    Dr. Manuela Cook is a linguist and specialist in Portuguese studies with a wide experience in teaching Portuguese.

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