English as She Is Spoke

English as She Is Spoke

by Jose De Fonseca, Carolino Pedro

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ISBN-13: 9781617204531
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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English as She is Spoke 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Danbearpig More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. The poor guy was really trying, but that doesn't make it any less funny. It's Google Translate fails before the internet. My friends and I made a bunch of motivational posters out of phrases from this book! It belongs on the shelf right next to Shakespeare's Insults.
ZenobiaF More than 1 year ago
As I read this book, which a review elsewhere had mentioned as worthy of rollicking laughter, I realized that it while the literal translations from Portuguese to English were awkward and sometimes could be viewed as ridiculous, linguistically it was a sincere attempt to provide foreign speakers with clues about how to manage in English--a distinctly difficult language which more often breaks grammatical rules than follows them and borrows vocabulary from every other tongue in the world. If you are a linguistics student, you could analyze this book with compassion. But don't buy it just to laugh at the sincere efforts of the authors--they were trying to do the best they could to parse a difficult language without, it seems, any help.