Rapid Brazilian (Portuguese): Volumes 1 & 2)

Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Earworms mbt(c) is a revolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hard work out of learning. By listening a few times to these specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of Brazilian (Portuguese) and English, you will pick up essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue but burnt deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time. If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms mbt(c) Rapid Brazilian(Portuguese) is the course for you.

Now you can buy Volume 1 and Volume 2 together and save money. Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad. You will feel you are learning within minutes and might just be amazed by how easy acquiring a language can be! Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself (past, present, and future), chatting, and even flirting!

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A Different Style of Instruction

First, definitely listen to the Sample before purchasing. This is a different style of language instruction, and I imagine it's not for everyone. But if you've tried the drier books on the topic, maybe it's time to try something set to a music track.

The concept is simple. The spoken word is synchronized to the music track playing behind. So the conversation becomes almost like lyrics. There is a nice style of repetition they do here too that also lends itself to learning. They will typically take a sentence ("where would you like to go to eat") and say that a few times along with its translation, and then break up each word/component ("where", "would", "you", etc.) and learn the meaning of individual words. Sometimes they say it slow and sometimes at normal speed.

Again, this style is not for everyone, but I enjoyed it, and will listen to this again a few times to help me brush up on my Portuguese. Worth a credit.

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Recomendo!

The background music really adds to the listening and learning experience. The narrators do a good job of playing off each other. The lessons are fairly simple but seem to be accurate and even colloquial. I only wish that Earworms had more courses beyond Volumes 1 & 2.

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You guys are beyond awesome!!!

Truly enjoyable as well as relaxing. They actually made it fun, a rare commodity amongst these types of softwares.

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magnificent! muito bom!

I have downloaded 5-6 "learn Portuguese" audiobooks. This is by far the best. I used a credit to get this book and it was worth it! The music and conversation are very interesting... comparatively speaking of course. It would be nice to have a little better story, but hey this beats everything else out there. I will continue to listen and drill this book into my head. btw I find myself singing the words like a Jorge ben Jor song. haha. 5stars !

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Well Done

The way they converse along with the beats is unique and fun. Definitely recommended for beginners like me. Truly enjoyed this audiobook. Hope they make more in the future.

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Great!

I just loved it. It was fun and easy to follow along! Best program for my learning style.

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Rapid Confusion

What disappointed you about Rapid Brazilian (Portuguese): Volumes 1 & 2)?

The Volumes are reversed. Volume 1, Chapter 1 is really Chapter 11 on the recording, while Volume 2 Chapter 1 ins Chapter 1 on the recording.

If you’ve listened to books by earworms Learning before, how does this one compare?

it's the same in all respects

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marlon Lodge?

Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, or Latka Gravas

Any additional comments?

Fix it!

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  • Perpetual Tourist
  • 01-25-17

A great addition to learning Brazilian Portugese

As I trawl through various text books and grammar tables, I keep returning to this audio book to reinforce my general vocabulary. It's a great addition to the beginners journey towards learning this beautiful language. What makes this audio book stand out is the cute dialogue between the narrator Marlon and the teacher - it's really quite sweet. Highly recommended.

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  • Mr H.
  • 06-08-17

Inaudible

No pun intended. Really bad recording can't hear what is being said. Which is pretty crucial with this sort of thing. It is like its crackly like being played from a vinyl record.

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  • Glen B.
  • 07-12-16

very good. recommended

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes sim sim sim sim sim sim a b c d e

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  • Axel
  • 05-31-16

The best for all beginners

Very good pace, the narrators weren't monologue and the sounds effects kept it very interesting. Definitely I'll listen again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-20

EXTREMELY HELPFUL!

This audio helped me enormously. Goes at a nice pace to the rhythm and music, breaking it into bite-sized chunks unlike a lot of others that go way too fast to process. This, however has plenty of opportunities for repetition. Sounds a bit like soft porn at times which cracked me up laughing the first time through, but its been a valuable aid in the learning process. My only frustration is that there are no follow on series!! Would be great to expand on the basics from here using the same method. Make some more please!! Ill even do the Voice-over for freeee!

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  • sarah
  • 05-29-16

entertaining

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I liked the musical way things were repeated as I find it easy to learn the words of songs

Any additional comments?

we need volumes 3 and 4 now