Ebooks in Portuguese
I just found this awesome website with tons of ebooks in Portuguese (Portuguese and Brazilian writers as well as American best sellers):
You can read books online as well as download them. I could not figure out how to download epub (the link did not work on my computer), but if you open it to read online and after save the source, you get a pdf.
is anyone aware of any website where you could download english-taught portuguese ebooks?
thanks! there are some really big name books and authors in there, it's not just obscure, back of the bookshelf stuff too.
Yeah, it is awesome indeed.!You can choose the books by type. Some of them were already in my list anyways, so, why not to read them in Portuguese?
I can personally recommend Jose Rodrigues dos Santos, his books are brilliant and couple of them are available on the website.
lol well i'm at the beginning of my portuguese tree so i will be starting with kids and YA novels, stuff that isn't too difficult. harry potter is usually my go-to first book in a language, so i am downloading it off that site in portuguese and hopefully in a month or so i will have enough language under my belt to start slowly plodding through it^^
The Chronicles of Narnia or Harry Potter is always a good choice. Good luck!
New link: Tried using the one above and it didn't give anything useful.
Please upvote so people can use the new link. Many thanks.
Hello Elen-ka! Finally a great topic here. Thank you so much for this. I can add to this list a blog and the free ebooks at Saraiva bookstore (and in this case we an be sure that it's totally legal):
http://livrandante.blogspot.fr/ (this blogger is a very nice person and we can even ask him things in comments and he will answer)
I would like to leave an advice: if it's possible, read native literature and not translated book. Knowing more about a culture is part of the learning process.
I'd like to find free books to download in English or German, if someone knows it. Books for kids in German would be great, because I really can't read complicated things in this language.
Let me put in a word for reading translated books: If you're just beginning to raise yourself out of middling competence and into fluency, as I am, reading a book whose English original you know well can be very helpful. I'm doing that with Nineteen-Eighty-Four right now, and because so many of its original passages are engraved in my memory, I can render unfamiliar words and locutions in the text intelligible just by thinking back to the English. I've added quite a few words to my vocabulary and deepened my understanding of infinitive-to-direct-object pronoun constructions like "deixá-lo."
This site has legal out-of-copyright (in the USA) books in various languages including English, German, Portuguese and French as free epub books or free kindle books to download or read online. Obviously no new books but it has links to self-publishers. Not sure about children's books though. Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org/
Great link, thanks a lot! I am also looking for the same kind of website with Italian books, even opened a discussion for it, but did not get any interesting replies...
Oh, I didn't see it. I will look for this discussion, just in case someone gives a nice tip.
Can anyone recommend a book of short stories? I've got quite a few Portuguese books now and it's quite a task to translate the whole book...but short stories or essays would be ace.
Books for children > ( http://canaldoensino.com.br/blog/20-livros-gratis-de-literatura-infantil-para-voce-baixar )
Or the book '' O pequeno príncipe '' > http://narradoresdoreconcavo.com.br/listas/arquivos/340/o_pequeno_principe.pdf
Thanks a lot! :) I suggest you to check the 'Romance' section even if you don't like love stories, there are many other great books which don't fall within that category.
Hey, Realejo, would you know to tell me if in English "romance" wouldn't be anothe word for "novel", like in Portuguese or in French?
Hey, I meant the categories on the right: There are biographies, Philosophy books and many more, one of them is 'Romance' (=romantic novels)-and I don't think you can use it as a synonym for 'novel', it's too specific and usually includes a love story.
..oh, now I get it! Of course you two are right, I got mixed up with the two languages ;)
hehe. I'm a little confused now. Maybe you were write about romance = romantic novel. Maybe we should try to verify it.
Some other sites where you can find ebooks in portuguese:
http://www.lusosofia.net/index.php > diverse
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=13007554788b19b0&mt=application/msword&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Dba807cc778%26view%3Datt%26th%3D13007554788b19b0%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbT_b7QV6T1h_uKtUrS09PchTaJh7w&pli=1 > literature
And on this site (https://librivox.org/) you can listen to books (in portuguese, there is a filter for languages, but not only)
Muito obrigado por compartilhar... Estava procurando alguns livros sobre economia :)
Why would you read books in Portuguese if you are a beginner? Just a question.
If you are a beginner you can read children books, for example. It helps to enrich your vocabulary.
Obrigado. Question: When I read it should I translate what I read to english?
I do that with texts my Brazilian friend sends me... Of course only the parts I already can understand and get a handle on... It still needs a lot of concentration... But I don't have to understand all the words in a sentence, but enough to be able to decipher the meaning of the ones I don't know yet :-)