Rick Steves' Portuguese Phrase Book and Dictionary

Overview

From ordering sardines in Lisbon to making new friends in Evora, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-Portuguese and Portuguese-English dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a ...
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Overview

From ordering sardines in Lisbon to making new friends in Evora, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-Portuguese and Portuguese-English dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Gulbenkian Museum. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' Portuguese Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's mochila.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598801897
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Series: Rick Steves' Phrase Book Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 675,861
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 5.92 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started 1
Portuguese Basics 4
Meeting and Greeting 4
Essentials 5
Where? 6
How Much? 6
How Many? 7
When? 7
Struggling with Portuguese 8
Handy Questions 9
Yin and Yang 11
Big Little Words 12
Perfectly Portuguese Expressions 13
Counting 14
Numbers 14
Money 16
Money Words 17
Time 19
Timely Expressions 20
About Time 21
The Day 21
The Week 22
The Month 22
The Year 23
Holidays and Happy Days 23
Key Phrases: Money 18
Key Phrases: Time 19
Traveling 25
Flights 25
Making a Reservation 25
At the Airport 26
Getting to/from the Airport 26
Trains 27
The Train Station 27
Getting a Ticket 29
Reservations, Supplements, and Discounts 31
Ticket Talk 32
Changing Trains 33
On the Platform 33
On the Train 34
Reading Train and Bus Schedules 35
Going Places 36
Buses and Subways 37
At the Bus Station or Metro Stop 37
Taking Buses and Subways 37
Taxis 40
Getting a Taxi 40
In the Taxi 41
Driving 43
Rental Wheels 43
At the Gas Station 43
Car Trouble 45
Parking 45
Finding Your Way 46
Route-Finding Words 47
The Police 48
Reading Road Signs 49
Other Signs You May See 49
Key Phrases: Trains 29
Key Phrases: Buses and Subways 39
Key Phrases: Taxis 42
Key Phrases: Driving 48
Sleeping 51
Places to Stay 51
Reserving a Room 51
O Alfabeto 53
Using a Credit Card 54
Just the Fax, Ma'am 56
Getting Specific 56
Families 57
Mobility Issues 58
Confirming, Changing, and Canceling Reservations 59
Nailing Down the Price 60
Choosing a Room 60
Breakfast 61
Hotel Help 61
Chill Out 63
Hotel Hassles 64
Checking Out 65
Camping 66
Key Phrases: Sleeping 55
Eating 67
Restaurants 67
Types of Restaurants 67
Finding a Restaurant 67
Getting a Table 68
The Menu 69
Ordering 71
Tableware and Condiments 72
The Food Arrives 74
Complaints 74
Compliments to the Chef 75
Paying for Your Meal 75
Special Concerns 76
In a Hurry 76
Dietary Restrictions 77
Children 78
What's Cooking 80
Breakfast 80
What's Probably Not for Breakfast 81
Appetizers and Snacks 81
Sandwiches 82
Say Cheese 83
Soups 83
Soup Specialties 84
Salads 84
Seafood 85
Seafood Specialties 86
Poultry 87
Meat 87
Meat, but 88
Main Course Specialties 88
How It's Prepared 89
Veggies 90
Fruits 91
Nuts to You 92
Just Desserts 92
Dessert Specialties 93
Drinking 94
Water, Milk, and Juice 94
Coffee and Tea 95
Wine 96
Wine Words 96
Wine Labels 97
Beer 98
Bar Talk 99
Picnicking 101
At the Market 101
Picnic Prose 102
Key Phrases: Restaurants 73
Key Phrases: What's Cooking 80
Avoiding Mis-Steaks 88
Key Phrases: Drinking 95
Menu Decoder 104
Portuguese / English 104
English / Portuguese 115
Activities 126
Sightseeing 126
Where? 126
At the Sight 127
Please 127
Tours 128
Discounts 129
In the Museum 129
Art and Architecture 130
Castles and Palaces 131
Religious Words 131
Shopping 133
Portuguese Shops 133
Shop Till You Drop 134
Street Markets 136
Clothes 137
Colors 138
Materials 139
Jewelry 139
Sports 140
Bicycling 140
Swimming and Boating 141
Sports Talk 142
Entertainment 143
Entertaining Words 143
Key Phrases: Sightseeing 132
Key Phrases: Shopping 136
Connect 145
Phoning 145
Telephone Words 146
Cell Phones 147
E-Mail and the Web 149
E-Mail 149
Web Words 150
On Screen 150
Mailing 151
Handy Postal Words 152
Key Phrases: E-Mail and the Web 150
Help! 153
Theft and Loss 154
Helpful Words 155
Help for Women 155
Key Phrases: Help! 153
Services 157
Laundry 157
Clean Words 158
Haircuts 158
Repair 159
Filling out Forms 160
Health 161
Ailments 162
Women's Health 164
Parts of the Body 165
Healthy Words 168
First-Aid Kit 169
Contacts and Glasses 171
Toiletries 171
Makeup 172
For Babies 173
More Baby Things 174
Key Phrases: Health 169
Chatting 175
Nothing More Than Feelings 176
Who's Who 176
Family 177
Work 177
Chatting with Children 179
Travel Talk 180
Map Musings 182
Favorite Things 186
Weather 186
Thanks a Million 188
Responses for All Occasions 188
Smoking 189
Conversing with Animals 189
Profanity 190
Sweet Curses 191
Create Your Own Conversation 191
Who 191
What 192
Why 193
You Be the Judge 194
Beginnings and Endings 194
A Portuguese Romance 196
Words of Love 196
Ah, Amor 196
Key Phrases: Chatting 179
Dictionary 200
Portuguese / English 200
English / Portuguese 223
Tips for Hurdling the Language Barrier 248
Don't Be Afraid to Communicate 248
International Words 250
Portuguese Verbs 251
Portuguese Tongue Twisters 254
English Tongue Twisters 255
Portuguese National Anthem 256
Numbers and Stumblers 257
Appendix 258
Let's Talk Telephones 258
Country Codes 259
Directory Assistance 260
Embassies 260
Tear-Out Cheat Sheet 261
Hotel Reservation Fax Form 263
Illustrations
Standard Road Signs
Parts of the Body
Human Temperature Thermometer
Weather Thermometer
Maps
Major Rail Lines in Iberia
Portugal
Europe
The United States
The World
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