https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elen-ka

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 :)

May 9, 2014

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/headphones23

Obrigada! I'll have to check this out!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelGaia

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.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Thank you, Rachel. This looks ideal for my level of Portuguese.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flavia-Anna

Hello Davu! I'm Brazilian. This link can show you some stories of our folklore. I choose the "vitória-régia" story, but there are many others there. give a look. I hope helped you. http://sitededicas.ne10.uol.com.br/folk11.htm

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Hi Anna Flavia. Following your suggestion I found an online copy of a book from UFMG, full of folk tales and legends in elementary Portuguese, which I can read on my tablet. Thank you very much for the idea.

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flavia-Anna

You are welcome! I hope you like our folklore!

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelGaia

Yeah! It was great! :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elen-ka

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.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelGaia

That's OK, I guess that I thought something about my level in English. :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roman_Knight

Obrigado menina! :) This is definitely useful, no doubt about it. Appreciate it.

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carara

Muito bom!

And at these two links you can find some of Brazilian literature

http://www.dominiopublico.gov.br/pesquisa/PesquisaObraForm.jsp

http://www.culturabrasil.org/download.htm

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elen-ka

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!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulo-Rio

Chico Buarque is everyone favorite...

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElzoFilho

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

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scoobashag

I would do that. Voce quer ser amigos?

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dalonseg

Obrigado!

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SethUSA

Hi what is your native language?

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elen-ka

Russian. Why?

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/utrash

Portuguese.

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flavia-Anna

Portuguese

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alisa-

Also--find all kinds of E-books on this forum!

http://www.portaldetonando.com.br/forum/

May 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luiz.enguff

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

June 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scoobashag

yes!

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AidanLucaO

Obrigado!

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariapf21

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

August 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/treehug64

Obrigada!

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isaacsales

Hi! I'm studyng english and if someone of you want help to learn portuguese we can help each other

June 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scoobashag

yes

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eatenalive58

doesn't someone know easier books for beginners?

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diegolupus.silva

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!

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulo-Rio

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...

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PORrenee

Whoa!

August 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guillherme03

Eu procuraré ler!

July 26, 2018
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