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Rapid Portuguese (European): Volumes 1 & 2

Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 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 Portuguese (European) 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 Portuguese (European) 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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great to start learning with

the way the words are repeated really helps to work out how to say the words. this is a great introduction to portuguese.

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effective system

to learn you must repeat a lot, and with the background "music" you dont feel too worried about how you sound

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id ok

the music didnt change it made it boring like going to d club n just listen to 1 song the entire time

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Would you listen to Rapid Portuguese (European): Volumes 1 & 2 again? Why?

This is great! Easy to understand and I like the background music. The only thing is--are there more than 1&2? I can't find a 3 or 4 and I'd really like to continue with these!

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Helped a lot

The pronunciation on a few words was (slightly) off, but it's such a great way to learn! I love the music in the background - it seemed to really enhance my learning. If there were more levels, I'd definitely buy them.

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Helpfull extra tool for learning

A narrator is great and music seems to be relaxing and supportive as well. Good job. I use rapid Turkish and again it's nice additional tool for learning, thanks

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  • Vivienne F
  • 07-07-14

Great way to start learning European Portuguese

Would you consider the audio edition of Rapid Portuguese (European): Volumes 1 & 2 to be better than the print version?

I don't think there is a print version.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a really palatable introduction to Portuguese, for those people who are prepared to listen to it every day. I listened while I did housework or gardening, and was amazed how much I picked up.

What about Marlon Lodge’s performance did you like?

The 2 performers have pleasant voices that are easy to listen to again and again, which is crucial, because that is how this method works. They seem to have a good rapport with each other, and the conversation sounds natural even though it is clearly scripted. The music that accompanies the text is very helpful. Sometimes the words are repeated to the rhythm of the music, and that helps you to remember.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not applicable. It isn't meant to listen to in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I've tried several Portuguese audio courses, and this is by far the best. Easy to listen to and easy to pick up, and you can get a transcript online for those who like to know how words look as well as sound. When I went to Portugal 8 months after starting to listen to this course, I was amazed at how much I had picked up. I didn't expect to be able to speak, but I understood loads, which was great. I wish there were further levels in this course.

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  • Susanne Floe
  • 04-05-17

I wish there are level 3 and up

this is a joy to listen to, an easy way to learn. I went to Portugal and yes I understood and could speak the simple sentences. You get a good understanding of the pronunciation.

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  • Natalia
  • 09-24-18

Nice but a bit short

interesting way of memorizing It is great for absolute beginners. But I expected more content though from 2 h.

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  • arriscado
  • 05-26-18

it was fun

I am not really sure technically how good it is to learn like this but I enjoyed it and had fun learning the basics like this. ..

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  • David
  • 06-22-17

easy to listen to with the background music

Amazing how much I learned Judy by listening and repeating. The repetition of the words and phrases helps to embed into the memory.

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  • Markel Zurita
  • 04-25-17

You'll learn a lot quickly !

Very different approach to learning but great - helps you remember key words and phrases through repetition

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  • John Boyle
  • 03-20-19

The best I've tried <br />(and there's been a few!)

I've tried in the past, with limited success, to learn French and Spanish.
This time it was to be Portuguese, so I tried a new method. I had heard some Michel Thomas french lessons before and i liked the method, but tended to lose interest or concentration.
The earworms method keeps your attention really well and you begin learning and putting things together really quickly. The couple who present the course have good and seemingly natural rapport with each other.
Give this a go, it'll be worth it

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  • Pauliolio
  • 02-20-19

More!

Could only be made better by having another couple of volumes, covering the same difficulty range, but with different examples.