Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2 (Colloquial Series) by Esmenia Simoes Osborne, Barbara McIntyre

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By Esmenia Simoes Osborne, Barbara McIntyre

Even supposing this isn't a ebook for rookies, should you already communicate a bit Portuguese and understand the sounds of the language, this can be a nice source for increasing your wisdom of colloquial Portuguese. I followed a sibling team from Brazil a few years in the past, so i've got an in-house resource for the language of the road. yet this can be a well-designed, well-written textbook that gives a vocabulary record and a examining part in keeping with the vocabulary lined as much as that time (something that's now fairly infrequent in language textbooks in my event as a school Spanish prof).

If you continue to need assistance with the sounds of Portuguese, you then may want to buy the audio CD from Amazon (ISBN: 0415430992).

I converse quite fluent Portuguese, yet I nonetheless need assistance with colloquial speech. i discovered this booklet to be precisely what i wished.

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Exercise 8 a Listen to the dialogue and answer these questions in English: 1 Why does the airport official advise notifying the airline company immediately? 2 What information is required on the formulário de reclamação? b Translate the dialogue into English. Dicas sobre extravio de bagagem PASSAGEIRO A minha bagagem não apareceu na esteira. Tenho que avisar a companhia aérea? 38 | Unit 3: I’m on holiday FUNCIONÁRIO Isso mesmo. Tem que avisar imediatamente porque há muitos outros vôos chegando.

O computador estava desconectado. Os passeios estão cancelados. The The The The bill is paid. tickets were bought. computer was disconnected. outings are cancelled. See also the examples in Situation 2. Exercise 7 Write sentences using estar plus past participle as per the example below. Action Paguei o almoço das meninas. Result O almoço das meninas está pago. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ Desliguei os computadores.

Some examples: Regular past participle Irregular aceitar aceito to accept/accepted >aceitado >elegido eleito to elect/elected eleger expulso to expel/expelled expulsar >expulsado 26 | Unit 2: Brazil The irregular past participle is always used with ser. Os presentes foram aceitos The presents were accepted pelos índios. by the Indians. Whilst the regular past participle is used in compound tenses with the verb ter, in which case the past participle is invariable: Os índios tinham aceitado The Indians had accepted os presentes.

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