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“Portuguese basic phrases”

Talk Now! Learn Portuguese by EuroTalk Interactive

(The top image link is for Brazilian Portuguese. The second links to the European Portuguese product.) Talk Now! Learn Portuguese offers a software package that trains individual learners to speak basic Portuguese words and phrases from a home computer. These lessons include audio files that read the phrases out loud, games & activities for each […]

Portuguese: A Language Map by Kristine Kershul

Score: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10 “Five outta ten!” Pros: artistic and visual; good choice of survival phrases; clear division into topics; fold-out may attract some on-the-go travelers and language learners; stays basic and doesn’t go off on any tangents like travel tips or cultural notes (phrases only!) Cons: despite […]

Portuguese Made Nice & Easy by REA

Score: 1 2 (3) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 “Three outta ten!” Pros: sixty pages of Portuguesee phrases; decent attempt at conceptualizing “fill-in” phrases (to help you build a variety of Portuguese sentences); price Cons: attempts to be Portugal-centric (European only), but includes some Brazilian without indicating the difference; does not TEACH you […]

Portuguese Phrases For Dummies by Karen Keller

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 9 10 “Six outta ten!” Pros: decent coversage of phrases; lots of explanations about language and phrase use in Brazil; pronunciation guide; introduction to grammar; strong vocab index with page numbers; engaging text and formating; Portuguese phrases given in useful spurts rather than long lists Cons: […]

Berlitz Portuguese Phrase Book & Audio CD by Emily Bemath

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: covers Brazilian and European usage; lots of phrases; well organized; color-coded and easily searchable; audio CD reads some examples to you Cons: Portugal-focused, leaving out info about Brazil and some Brazilian usage; no reference page numbers in the vocabulary/dictionary (needs […]

Say It Right in Brazilian Portuguese: The Fastest Way to Correct Pronunciation by EPLS

Score: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10 “Five outta ten!” Pros: short, small travel phrasebook; decent organization; index and table of contents; a couple basic cultural and travel bullet points at each section; English-Portuguese vocabulary list; helpful, if not gimmicky, pronunciation key alongside all words for those readers that “get it” […]

goPortuguese: Speak and Read AudioBook CD (Pimsleur)

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 (7) 8 9 10 “Seven outta ten!” Pros: good way to sample the Pimsleur method; decent booklet accompanies the course; strong Portuguese audio lessons; coverage of the basics; MP3s and standard audio CDs for diverse ways of using the program Cons: Brazilian Portuguese only (a “con” for European […]

Conversational Portuguese in 7 Days by Fleming and Rainbow

Score: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10 “Five outta ten!” Pros: covers a good mix of phrases and vocabulary; some audio to get an ear for Portuguese; decent price; explains some basic grammar in context Cons: some “days” will take you longer than a day to process; skims over some major […]

Portuguese: Start Speaking Today! (Language 30series), Charles Berlitz

Score: 1 (2) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 “Two outta ten!” Pros: a good many of the basic phrases you’d need to just survive (but not all!); a small dose of exposure to the spoken language Cons: short sections on grammar more of a distraction; very limited in scope; disorganized; learning means […]