Good book in Portuguese?
Hey guys, can anyone recommend any books written in Portuguese that are good for an intermediate level?
Books that are relatively easy to get my hands on.
-O Pequeno Príncipe, de Antoine De Saint-Exupery:http://www.mentebinaria.com.br/files/verdade/Antoine%20De%20Saint-Exupery%20-%20O%20Pequeno%20Principe%20%28Ilustrado%29.pdf
-Orgulho e Preconceito, de Jane Austen (PridePrejudice): http://baixar-download.jegueajato.com/Jane%20Austen/Orgulho%20e%20Preconceito%20%28324%29/Orgulho%20e%20Preconceito%20-%20Jane%20Austen.pdf
-Meu Pé de Laranja Lima, de José Mauro de Vasconcelos: http://www.jfpb.jus.br/arquivos/biblioteca/e-books/meu_pe_de_laranja_lima.pdf
-Cosmos, de Carl Sagan: http://podpensar.livrespensadores.net/wp-content/downloads/cosmos_de_carl_sagan.pdf
Aqui estão alguns livros, se você quiser mais sugestões, é só me pedir! Boa leitura! :)
I don't know if you can find all these books in pdf, but there is an author, called Pedro Bandeira, whose books I really liked to read during my high school. They are about a group of teenagers who used to work researching strange cases. The titles of the books are: A droga da obediência, Pântano de Sangue, Anjo da morte, Droga de Americana and A droga do amor. They are not a serie, so you can read any of them.
This is the link for one of the books (A droga da obediência): http://www.excelenciaemtudo.com.br/arquivos/ef/a_droga_da_obediencia.pdf
My favourite Brazilian author is Caio Fernando Abreu. He wrote mainly short stories, many of which you can find in here http://lelivros.website/?s=caio+fernando+abreu. Other famous brazilian authors you might want to check out are Clarice Lispector, Machado de Assis, Paulo Coelho, Jorge Amado, Rubem Fonseca, Dalton Trevisan, Fernando Sabino, Chico Buarque, Luis Fernando Veríssimo and Paulo Leminski. I believe if you just give it a search on that same website, you'll probably find some of their works to download.
I second that! It was written originally in Portuguese, but became an international hit translated into many languages.
Check this website http://lelivros.website/. Here's "O alquimista" http://lelivros.website/book/download-livro-o-alquimista-paulo-coelho-em-epub-mobi-e-pdf/
You can try read some book you like but in portugese :)
Coleção Vagalume - huge series of books (100+) aimed at children/teenagers, so I'd say intermediate vocabulary level!
Some of my favorites: O Escaravelho do Diabo (Lúcia Machado), O Mistério do Cinco Estrelas (Marcos Rey), A Árvore que Dava Dinheiro (Domingos Pellegrini), A Guerra do Lanche (Lourenço Cazarré).
I don't know what "intermediate level" means to you, having that said:
Diary of a wimpy kid = Diário de um banana (wimp = banana, that's why it's "um" and not "uma") These ones are easy AND funny, even my Brazilian gf liked the books back when I was reading them. You'll find these books in Brazil/Portugal or at your international library (if you live in a big city)
2 books already mentioned: O alquimista / o pequeno principe. Both VERY good and at least "o pequeno principe" I think is easier than most books.
O doce veneno do escorpião - The diary of a girl who grows up to become a prostitute, it has some really hot parts, is interesting and fascinating and isn't too difficult, except for some sex/drug/party related slang.
If you are a very humble person, you might read "a guia do mochileiro das galaxias" (the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy), as an "intermediate". It's damn good and no matter your level you'll expand your vocabulary since some words are unfamiliar even to natives speakers of Portuguese.
O doce veneno...,o alquimist, o pequeno principe and maybe even "a guia do mochileiro das galaxias" you should be able to find a pdf of on google, if your local library doesn't carry them.
Officially, intermediate is when you know at least 3000 everyday words and you can speak using basic grammar (all the grammar covered on Duolingo) without too much difficulty.
CEF - B1<pre>
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.</pre>
Finishing your duolingo tree gets you to at most A2 (pre-intermediate) if you haven't been doing it along side other resources.
Try some children's books, you might be able to get them on Kindle or another reading app.
O Menino Maluquinho is a classic children's book. Some Brazilian authors that my children adore are Thomas Brezina, Ruth Rocha and Maria José Dupré. The books are usually written for children of 10+ but O Menino Maluquinho is for younger readers.