Essential Portuguese Grammar [NOOK Book]

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This is the first Portuguese grammar designed specifically for adults with limited learning time, who have as their objective simple, everyday communication. The author covers the most important points of Portuguese grammar in the clearest possible way, concentrating upon the expressions that you would be most likely to use. All grammatical rules are illustrated with phrases and sentences that you can incorporate directly into your working vocabulary, and hints are generously sprinkled throughout, showing you ...
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Essential Portuguese Grammar

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Overview


This is the first Portuguese grammar designed specifically for adults with limited learning time, who have as their objective simple, everyday communication. The author covers the most important points of Portuguese grammar in the clearest possible way, concentrating upon the expressions that you would be most likely to use. All grammatical rules are illustrated with phrases and sentences that you can incorporate directly into your working vocabulary, and hints are generously sprinkled throughout, showing you how to replace difficult constructions with simpler ones.
Constantly drawing comparisons with English construction, it presents in logical order all the major aspects of Portuguese grammar: word order, forming questions, nouns and articles, adjectives and adverbs, possessives, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, how to form negatives, personal pronouns, conjunctions and prepositions, how to conjugate verbs in the major tenses, prepositions and infinitives, and so on.
This grammar does not assume prior knowledge of either Portuguese grammar or of grammatical terms: one section is devoted to the definition of all grammatical terms used in the book.
This is not a simplified study, but rather a selected grammar for adult use that points out many time-saving short cuts. It can be used alone either as a beginner or as a refresher course in Portuguese grammar or it can be an ideal supplement to a phrase book or record course for home study or class use. Contains four appendices covering regular conjugations, orthographic-changing verbs, and irregular verbs. Glossary of grammatical terms. Index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486113371
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/13/2012
  • Series: Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 114
  • Sales rank: 537,979
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Good for the price, maybe.

    I suppose this is a good book for the price, but I found others to be more useful, especially for an introduction to Portuguese Grammar (which is what I needed while using Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2009

    Simple and easy to use

    Who likes grammar? No matter what language it is usually people do not like grammar. This book gives the important points in a very simple, easy and clear way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2002

    Awesome!

    Portuguese is now my 7th foreign language that I have learned, and this entire series, 'Essesntial [Fill in your language] Grammar' is awesome. In my experience, one must learn the structure and foundation of a language while learning. Once you know the structure, all you need to learn is the vocabulary. I highly reccommend this book if you are learning Portuguese. The only thing that I did not like was that the emphasis seemed to be on português de Portugal, rather than on português brasileiro. Oh well. Two thumbs up, nonetheless.

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