Are you thinking about traveling, studying, or working in Portugal or Brazil, but you don’t know any Portuguese? Want to improve your conversation skills with the Portuguese-speaking people in your life? Portuguese Phrases for Dummies is the perfect diving board for anyone looking to communicate and even become fluent in the language.
As the fifth-most widely spoken language in the world, Portuguese can be heard in South America, Africa, Asia, and of course, Portugal. If you want to know basic Portuguese but don’t want a boring textbook that unloads tons of conjugation rules or long lists of words to memorize, then this quick-and-easy phrasebook will get your feet wet without overwhelming you. This friendly book covers a wide array of subjects both helpful and interesting, including:
Numbers, days of the week, measurements, and time
Making friends and small talk
Enjoying every type of meal
Shopping in markets and at stores
Culture, leisure, and activities
Work and transportation
Finding a place to live
Dealing with emergencies
Slang and colloquial terms
Phrases and particles to make you sound like a local!