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edit the phrase booklet!

Print it on A4 (Europeean) sized paper, or on US letter sized paper.
Folding instructions for the booklet: print (acrobat pdf) or view (animated html)
If you speak Portuguese and want to help me finish, print it out and send me the corrections or additions. I don't know any Portuguese folks, so I have no way of getting any farther for now.

Once the booklet and site are done, I'll need a native speaker of Portuguese to record. You must speak a reasonably dialect free Portuguese. Sex and age are not important, but you must be able to speak loudly and clearly without impediments and live near Denver, Colorado, USA. If you are interested, please e-mail me at, thanks!

Portuguese is spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome e Principe, East Timor, Macao, Guinea-Bissau, Goa, Diu, and, I've heard, parts of New England, USA.

Information on Brazil

  DVD (Portuguese audio)
Buy Black Orpheus (1959)
A Brazilian (now classic) remake of the Greek classic set during Carnaval in Rio.
Amazon has other Portuguese DVD's for sale.

City of God is a great Brazilian movie about a photographer growing up in the rough city.

  pocket dictionary
Buy Harper Collins Pocket Portuguese Dictionary. It's a small dictionary but very complete and popular.
  phrase guide
Buy Lonely Planet Portuguese Phrasebook: With Two-Way Dictionary. A very thorough and high-quality book. It uses Brazilian Portuguese, but explains the differences where they differ.
  software course
Buy Rosetta Stone: Portuguese Explorer.
I've played a little with Rosetta Stone programs. I think that the system is simple and effective. I'm not too into software courses: I need to get away from the computer, not spend more time in front of it, but the Rosetta Stone series seems to be pretty good.

Delta Translator 3.0 for Brazilian Portuguese and English is so versatile it can translate virtually any Brazilian Portuguese or English text displayed on your Windows computer as well as providing thesauruses, spelling and grammar checkers and other tools to help you refine any translation as well as learn, understand and communicate better in Brazilian Portuguese.

With its advanced text-to-speech voice synthesizers, Delta Translator can even speak any highlighted text back to you in either English or Brazilian Portuguese - making it the perfect language tutor.

Buy it at (Windows only)

Portuguese Language Resources

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Multilingual Books has some interesting stuff that amazon doesn't for Portuguese, usually more intense/more complete, and yes, more expensive.

Don't go to the Alternative Portuguese Dictionary unless you want to learn the bad side of the Portuguese language.

Jancada has a good foreign language page for Portuguese - Brazilian

Check out In addition to her pricey course, she has quite a bit of content on the site, including pronunciation, grammar, phrases, cartoons, and more. The focus is Brazilian Portuguese.

The Portuguese Language
History & usage around the world

Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Guide
150+ page, easy to digest overview of Brazilian Portuguese grammar, words, phrases, pronunciation and other information

Brazilian Portuguese Language Classes in Denver
Reasonably priced private Brazilian Portuguese language classes in Denver, Colorado


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