https://www.duolingo.com/Mmmarinellla

I`ve read my first Portuguese book

Actually, the book is not originally Portuguese ( Dear John by Nicholas Sparks) but I read the Portuguese translation. And I understood everything. Yes, there were parts of the text, words, expressions I could not understand, but if you know the context, there is no problem, you can move on with reading.

Thanks Duolingo for teaching me Portuguese. It really improved.

September 19, 2015

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

Congrats!!! I hope you can read more books in Portuguese. There are great Brazilian authors.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mmmarinellla

Can you recommend something? :)

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Goetha

The authors listed by Joao Marcos use a higher level noncolloquial language. Paulo Coelho is an exception from the list. Carlos Heitor Cony or Raquel De Queiroz might be a little more digestible.

September 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

Yes, I do. I don't know if you like more classical or contemporary literature but these are some of the most famous Brazilian writers: Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Clarice Lispector, Jorge Amado, Machado de Assis, Paulo Coelho and many others.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mmmarinellla

Thanks a lot. :) I will definitely read something. I have read only 3 books by Paulo Coelho.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

You're welcome. Enjoy it!

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nnfarias

I second Joao Marco's indication of Jorge Amado's books, since the language tends to be easier to comprehend, while still being poetic and exploring a lot of interesting themes. One of his best known works is Capitães da Areia, which I really recommend!

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mmmarinellla

Thanks! I will definitely try to read it! :)

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zebrafriends

Are there any easy and simple brazilian books,such as kid books,that I could try?

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

This link there is the title of some classics children's books: https://vaipraruamenino.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/25-classicos-da-literatura-infantil-brasileira/

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zebrafriends

Thanks.I will have to check out those books at the library.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaRRamos

When I was young I read "As batalhas do Castelo" and I loved it! (http://www.saraiva.com.br/as-batalhas-do-castelo-col-veredas-311606.html) I also read "Escaravelho do Diabo" (http://www.livrariacultura.com.br/p/o-escaravelho-do-diabo-78905). It is one of my favorites. I remember that they aren't so difficult to read. If your country uses dollar it will be very easy to buy the books.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nnfarias

Maybe you could also try reading children's books that have been translated to Portuguese. While the flow of the language might be a tad different, that gives you a bit more options to choose from. Depending on your taste/level, As Crônicas de Nárnia/the chronicles of narnia can be a nice option. If you're looking for something that was actually written in Portuguese, my recommendations would be the author Pedro Bandeira and his series Os Caras.

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/asrodrigues

if you have any doubts in portuguese, please tall me, i can explain because I am portuguese. I improve my english in duolingo.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BettyTurbo

Parabéns!! Isn't it a great feeling?!

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FazendaLondrina

Great, I also wanted to recommend Daniel Galera. I am currently reading two books (the same book in both languages) I can highly recommend this technique because you get much more out of the translation. I am reading Agatha Christie. A lot of the translations are complex and I am learning a lot of expressions in Portuguese. When I read something that is an expression or I feel might hold more meaning than my interpretation, I read the same passage in the English version. Then write down the expression to help remember it. It's great to move on to a deeper knowledge of the language

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mmmarinellla

I agree, you pick up some new expressions, you even learn irregular verbs and usage of tenses. I was really amazed when i realized I could read AND understand.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Je.Suis.Napoleon

Parabéns pelo seu esforço! É muito empolgante poder ler um livro inteiro em um novo idioma aprendido.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/.R.B.

Keep going!

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Davis

Congratulations! That is awesome. Looking forward to the day I can read in Portuguese.

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TTCostaDC

That's fantastic. Parabéns! I finished Kindles Free Sample of O Alquimista, but I have not read a complete novel. Nice job!

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Langenth

The upcoming question is very important to me...Did you start your Portuguese using Duolingo from scratch? :D ie: Was Dulingo really the reason why you can read books in Portuguese now? Parabéns by the way!! :)

August 29, 2018
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