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Publisher's Summary

Portuguese is the mother tongue of about 230 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese islands in the Atlantic; Brazil; and Portugal’s former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia. Pimsleur’s Brazilian Portuguese teaches the São Paulo metropolitan accent.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson in Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Brazilian Portuguese.

An audio and a PDF of the User's Guide are included with your download.

This third edition (© 2014) is a new edition of Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1.

©2014 Simon & Schuster (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)

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great way to learn!

the methods used in this book are great. they make you work to remember basic, yet useful words, and phrases. anytime I want to learn a new language I use this! I learn during my bus ride or when I'm driving to work. enjoy!

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good program

this has been the best self study I have used to date. I am able to do one lesson twice a day on my commute. it is not to basic nor overloading. the lessons build on each other. I currently soak Portuguese but needed a refresher as I have not used the language regularly in over 15 years.

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  • rey
  • plantation, FL, United States
  • 09-06-18

Learn fast, and easy.

The Pimsleur layout is perfect. All you have to do is follow along, repeating everything and you'll learn easily. Each lesson is 30mins long and should be heard 2-3 times on the same day. The next day you do the same with the next lesson. I love it,

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Great place to start!

This is an amazing place to start I recommend Listening while driving it makes it easy to learn a language. The only thing i would say is wrong with the book is the massive use of them teaching you to say maim and sir in almost every sentence. Just learn how to say you instead and it will work just as well.

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I love this Portuguese learning snook

I have been wanting to learn Portuguese for a while now. I bought several learning tools but was never satisfied with the content. When audible sent me a free book pass I took the opportunity to give Primsleur a chance. This is by far my favorite way to learn Portuguese. It is extremely interactive and constantly reinforces the material learned in several different ways. I can't wait to finish the entire collection and be fluent in Portuguese.

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Level 1

This is very helpful, I look forward to listening to the rest of the units.

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Great way to learn

I am very excited about these Portuguese lessons, no doubt I will be getting all the rest of the collection

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learning as I drive

I am learning the Portuguese language everyday and I listen to this audiobook. Very good.

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Great foreign language start

Essy to use and follow. The dialogue is a little repetitive but I think that's by design. Highly recommend, but requires intent to continue with later series.

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Great course

This course was great, seemless learning and entertaining. It had the correct amount of repitition to ensure proper retention.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-18

I've learned Portuguese with Pimsleur

These Pimsleur audiobooks have given me a great foundation in Portuguese. I would recommend them to anyone wishing you learn the language - these are easily the best Portuguese audiobooks on Audible. The only downside for me were the reading lessons. I listen on my commute, so the reading lessons were not helpful.

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  • william Moffett
  • 08-06-16

very good

OK, This is working for me and I find it good in my continuing progress of n learning Portuguese.
But that said I have spent a lot of time using another course which give me a lot of practice learning and using the Portuguese grammar.
I have also learned many words (or vocabulary) so using this course I already recognise and know many of the words.

This course is helping me in verbalising and speaking the language and being able to organise and see the words in my mind before speaking. My last course helped me understand the rules of Portuguese but did not help me speak it very well. This course is what I need to speak it and communicate. So yes this is a good course - I think.

You also have the opportunity to go over again and again to practice to your satisfaction before moving on.

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  • svenjaf
  • 02-17-15

Very good language introduction

This is a great language program! Very well thought out system of repetition, good narrators and easy scenarios to begin with.