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Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook: Get the Accompanying Practical Guide, Too!

4 Portuguese, Books

If you buy Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook by John Whitlam, I recommend you also buy the companion text, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide. They go together! The workbook comes with an answer…

Portuguese Reference Manual: This Book Is No Joke!

4 Portuguese, Books

This is, as the title indicates, principally a reference book and not something one would normally use to learn a language. If you are brave, however, and unafraid of grammar and piles of language data, Portuguese: A Reference Manual<…

Buy the Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook, Too, So You Get to Practice!

4 Portuguese, Books

This book is very thorough. I like when books are thorough, though unfortunately Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is thorough enough to be too heavy to tow around comfortably in a purse, especially since all the…

Pimsleur Portuguese: Great for Developing Speaking Skills

5 Portuguese, Audio Lessons

I loved Pimsleur Brazilian Portuguese. A Pimsleur lesson is a roughly 30-minute, highly interactive audio experience focusing on the development of oral skills, and there are a total of 90 lessons for Portuguese.  The pacing is good. I mention this…

Portuguese Vocabulary Cards from Visual Education, with MetroCard for Scale

4 Portuguese, Flashcards, Vocabulary

This set of 1,000 vocabulary cards emphasizes Brazilian Portuguese, but their publisher, Visual Education, says they are still good for those studying the Portuguese of Portugal. Visual Education makes their flashcards weirdly small: just 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”. That is much smaller than…

Brazilian Day New York 2012

4 Portuguese, Fairs/Festivals/Parades

This massive annual celebration takes place across an area of many blocks around Little Brazil in midtown Manhattan. It is held in late summer, and to get a sense of its frenetic, joyous energy, please see the video in my…

Random House Webster's Pocket Portuguese Dictionary, with Pen for Scale

Portuguese, Books, Dictionaries

The type in Random House Webster’s Pocket Portuguese Dictionary is too small for me, but if your eyesight is better than mine, you may appreciate the compact size and portability. I do think this series is…

You Can Speak the Word You Want Translated...

5 Arabic, Dutch, English, French, General, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish, Apps, Dictionaries

I have a tendency not to get around to downloading iPhone apps onto my iPhone, but fortunately I have a husband who will take my phone and do it for me. I’m very glad he stuck this app on…

Essential Portuguese Grammar: This Is a Great Little Book

5 Portuguese, Books

I have encountered only a few books like Essential Portuguese Grammar over the years of this language project: small, simple, and clear. It is a gift that, after seeing some of the junk out there, I do…