Books in Portuguese
I wanted to share with you two links I stumbled upon recently:
http://minhateca.com.br/ - you can look for some ebooks there, if you know the author or the title
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13584.Livros_Portugueses_O_que_j_li_ - list of book only by authors from Portugal
I hope someone would find it as useful as I did :)
Hi Elen-ka. This book here: http://catracalivre.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/reinacoesdenarizinho.pdf is Reinações de Narizinho, do you know it? It's an old book for children but despite some old concepts is well written and I think is nice to read. Of course, it depend on the level of each person in Portuguese.
Thanks for sharing. Maybe, for someone who is a beginner it will be useful. I am reading Jose Rodrigues dos Santos at the moment, so I'd rather pass on children's book.
Obrigado menina! :) This is definitely useful, no doubt about it. Appreciate it.
And at these two links you can find some of Brazilian literature
Thank you! Great stuff! I personally read a lot more of Brazilian authors than Portuguese until now ( and it works the same way with music and films even though my boyfriend is Portuguese). Chico Buarque is one of my very favorites!
Olá pessoal! Eu sou Brasileiro. Eu estou aprendendo inglês e estou querendo treinar com alguém. We can help each other talking by webcam half of time in english and half of time in portuguese. Bye
Hi I'm luiz my skype is luiz.enguff, i live in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and i need to improve my speaking skills,because i pretent to go to US next year if you want i'll help leran portuguese too. Thank you
I wonder if someone has tried this book? "The Language-Lover's Guide to Learning Portuguese" http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00LG5Y2CU?pc_redir=1407296560&robot_redir=1 Any feedback would be appreciated
Hi! I'm studyng english and if someone of you want help to learn portuguese we can help each other
I would suggest O Alienista by Machado de Assis. This particular text is not as dense as his other works, such as Dom Casmurro, and the narrative is awesome. But, I guess it would be even easier for you to look for portuguese translations of widely known books, like Animal Farm (A Revolução dos Bichos) by Orwell. It's a way to avoid a far-fetched language. Good Luck!
Usually beginners' books are written by specialized people for students and are found in bookstores in the idioms sections. They are writen just to be easy or they are simplified traductions of "normal" books. Some of them come with a CD for the reader to hear the pronountiation.
If there are not these kind of books for Portuguese, I suggest you try books of chronicles, because each chapter is self-contained, or books of authors that do not use regional jargon.
Probably the best authors have traductions.
For chronicles I suggest Luis Fernando Verissimo, and for novels, Machado de Assis.
Probably Machado will be a best choice, because there are not copyright anymore, so you can find all his work in the internet for free.
Probably you will have to buy traductions, if you need them.
O Alienista, already suggested by diegolupus.silva, is a very interesting work, but I woud rather prefer "Memorias Póstumas de Brás Cubas". It has small chapters, quite funny, very well written (as all the work by Machado) and is also very modern, even if the action develops in the XIX century, when the book was written. As the name says, the main character, a man who had already died, is the said author of its memories...