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any portuguese book recommendations

Is anyone using a book to study portuguese also?

I'm looking into getting a book to study portuguese alongside duolingo and I would love to hear of any book that someone has used that they would recommend.

March 16, 2013



Ive never used Portuguese books to learn the language since Im native. So, the bunch of books i have are about improving writing and doing this correctly. But ive searched on net and found this website: http://hackingportuguese.com/the-best-portuguese-resources-on-and-off-the-web/ --- http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Learning-Brazilian-Portuguese-Book/dp/1598692771 --- http://books.google.com.br/books/about/Portuguese_For_Dummies.html?id=6DLP_yUYkPMC&redir_esc=y --- hope that helps


Hey there! A book that really helped me get a good basic foundation in Portuguese was something called "Elizabeth Smith's Fast track portuguese" (❤❤❤❤❤❤, I'm sounding like an ad.) I found the amazon link for you just so you know what it looks like! (I used the book + audio cd set) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fast-track-Portuguese-Teach-Yourself-Book/dp/1444100467

I usually have trouble getting motivation when it comes to learning a new language, but with this book I found myself doing it everyday and even liking it.

Its meant to give you a foundation in the language (The book itself says it will take you to level A2 of the Common European framework, so no super advanced stuff.), so you won't find long winded explanations about grammar rules and sentence structures. I found it very unintimidating. :) The book comes with a schedule format to keep you on track, it has flashcards and tests that you grade yourself on at the end of every week.

One thing though, it teaches Portugal Portuguese, but since its basic, I don't think it will hinder you in picking up Brazillian Portuguese when you go to more advanced stages, Personally, I don't think it has hindered me. :)

Hope this information was useful to you!


guys do not add nabilbach! at least I didn't get my Portuguese book even if I asked politely for it a couple of times. Instead he seemed to be more interested in my lovelife and offered to be my "namorado" and wanted to know what kind of stuff turns me on.


Well... its frustrating to see some ppl using here for these kind of things.. unfortunately...

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