https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartySel1

Good books for intermediate-advanced portuguese learners?

I've already finished a while ago my portuguese tree and I've been talking with natives, therefore I have a decent understanding of the language. I would like to read something in portuguese , could you advice me any books?

June 8, 2015

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

Something that you could try is reading translated versions of books geared towards children/tweens that tend to be more easily comprehended, or just translated books in general. I think something like The Chronicles of Narnia (As Crônicas de Nárnia) might be a good option - it was one of the first things I read in English. I know that there are people who advise you not to chose storylines that you're already familiar with, but I find that it actually helps, even though it may give you the illusion of understanding more than you actually do. If you want to go for something that's been written in portuguese, I recommend Luis Fernando Veríssimo, Jorge Amado and Graciliano Ramos - the last two are pretty celebrated names of brazilian modernist literature that have a "simpler" writing style. Hope it helped you!

June 9, 2015

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

I would recommend "Capitães da areia", from Jorge Amado. It is a simple story, but a great one too!

June 9, 2015

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

That's exactly the one I had in mind! :)

June 9, 2015

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

Just found this thread that may be of use for people looking for things to read in Portuguese : https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8264296

June 9, 2015

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

harry potter is always a good recommendation for intermediate readers of any language. its at a perfect reading level. also lelivros is an awesome brazilian site that has a lot of books in portuguese to read online or download. harry potter is here: http://lelivros.red/book/download-harry-potter-e-a-pedra-filosofal-harry-potter-vol-1-j-k-rowling-em-epub-mobi-e-pdf/

June 9, 2015

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

O alquimista é um livro que foi escrito originalmente em português e tem fama mundial. Eu gosto muito daquele.

June 9, 2015

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

The other suggestions are good. You can try this website (http://tinyurl.com/pdzxeud) about Aesop's Fables. The tales are short and there are versions in audio. If you want a genuine Brazilian book, you can try "A hora da estrela" (http://tinyurl.com/phsqnwq).

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruno.Pessoa97

A good and small book to read is O Astrólogo, from Machado de Assis. In case you own a Kindle, be happy, because the virtual store offers it out of charge.

June 9, 2015

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

Olá, como vai? Eu sou brasileiro =D

June 11, 2015

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

Yes, read the Machado de Assis books

June 11, 2015
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