A newly revised compact reference features more than 55,000 entries and 80,000 translations of common Italian words and phrases, along with a pronunciation guide, abbreviations, acronyms, hundreds of usage examples, verb conjugation tables, and tips on how to use the dictionary. Original.
The first book in a series of collaborations between Tin House and Octopus Books, Brandon Shimoda's Portuguese introduces a powerful new voice in American poetry. The poems in Portuguese began while Brandon rode city buses around Seattle, and were inspired by his fellow passengers—their voices and their minds, their faces and their bodies, their exuberances and infirmities, and the ways in which they enlivened and darkened the days at once. It was with and within these people that poetry seemed most alive. At the same time, they began as responses to the words and writings of visual artists, mostly painters, whom Brandon was reading while riding the bus, especially Etel Adnan, Eugene Delacroix, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, and Joan Mitchell, all of whom appear in the book. It was with and within these people, also, that poetry seemed most alive. In both senses, Portuguese is a work of color. Portuguese owes also a debt to a visit to Beirut, Lebanon (2009); six months spent in a cabin in the woods of western Maine (2010-2011); and the Japanese poets Kazuko Shiraishi, Ryuichi Tamura and Minoru Yoshioka, and their translators. It was written primarily in Seattle, Washington; Beirut, Lebanon; and Weld, Maine, though revised in Albany, California; Beacon, New York; and St. Louis, Missouri. In that sense, Portuguese is a travelogue, as well as a work of restlessness. Throughout writing the poems that became Portuguese, the presiding struggle was with poetry itself—the form and its impulses—voice and mind, face and body, exuberance and infirmity—as well as with the act of writing. The book actually began in the early 1980s, while on the bus to elementary school in a small town in New England, when Brandon was taunted for being “Portuguese.” In that sense, Portuguese returns its author to this moment in which he felt challenged to become what he was being called, however falsely, and despite feeling confused, flushed and afraid. In that sense, Portuguese is a work of crossdressing. However, Portuguese is both more and less than all these things. It was—and is—a way to keep up with life in the form of drawing observations and feelings on paper, and to give form to the energy making up some part of memory. It is the fourth book in a series that began with The Alps, The Girl Without Arms, and O Bon. In this sense—and in all those above—it is an act of preservation, and therefore a work for his friends, his family, and for love.
Improve Your Language Skills with Inteactive Lessons and Exercises
Author: Fernanda Ferreira
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Foreign Language Study
This workbook helps beginner and intermediate students learn the basics of Brazilian Portuguese, including nouns, verbs, and pronunciation; common words and phrases; reading and writing the language; having a conversation with a native speaker; and past, present, and imperfect tenses. Includes a CD of audio exercises and prompts, a Portuguese-English glossary, and useful vocabulary.
The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese Quick! What's the most widely spoken language in South America? That's right, Portuguese! And what's the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you'll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more! Have everyday conversations in Portuguese Make sense of Portuguese grammar Use idioms and popular expressions Improve your pronunciation Grasp verb conjugations Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Don't let a language barrier prevent you from giving your patient the best care possible From the most successful bilingual dictionary range in North America comes this dictionary that equips you with the medical terminology you need to know to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. This book is ideal for a wide range of professionals such as physicians, nurses, physician's assistants, technicians, therapists, and administrators. And you do not need any previous experience with Spanish. You're ready to treat Spanish-speaking patients without hesitation. It includes: 38,000-plus headwords and 35,000 sub-entries A complete grammar overview and verb charts A guide to common idioms and slang A phrasebook section that includes more than 250 phrases for interviewing and examining patients
The most up-to-date Spanish dictionary on the market, now featuring hundreds of new words and expressions Harrap's Spanish and English Dictionary, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive pocket Spanish reference available. Among the more than 90,000 references and translations are hundreds of new words and expressions, including Internet terms. It features wide coverage of idiomatic Spanish, hundreds of boxed notes on items of cultural interest, and a special section on all forms of written communication in Spanish.
The Portuguese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary makes Portuguese simple for readers to learn, translate and retain key vocabulary. Completely updated to include over 10,000 fully illustrated terms in both Portuguese and English. Arranged by theme the Portuguese and English Bilingual Visual Dictionary covers an array of subjects: from eating out and shopping, to leisure, work, appearance and beyond, so you can find the word you need instantly. The Portuguese and English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is travel-sized so you will never be stuck for the right word again. (Previous ISBN: 9781405353304)
DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div
Bilingual Dictionary for Brazilian Portuguese-speaking teenage and adult students of English.
Author: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein,Norma Shapiro
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Foreign Language Study
Vibrant new artwork brings the visual appeal right up to date Colour coding and icons make navigation through OPD easy 40 new topics, 12 intro pages (to the units) and 12 story pages An updated thematic word list reflects real-life English today Sub-topics organize words into logical groupings, with easy-to-learn 'chunks' The suite of resources now includes a dedicated Reading Library and interactive CD-ROM
Matchbook-sized Lilliputs -- international favorites for more than 75 years -- make terrific impulse purchases. A great novelty gift. Best of all, Lilliputs are real usable dictionaries. The perfect fit for travelers, students, collectors, or anyone who needs just the right word at just the right moment.
Master Portuguese grammar through hands-on exercises and practice, practice, practice! Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese is a trusted companion to your Portuguese learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Sue Tyson-Ward guides you through simple grammar and vocabulary concepts and illustrates them with clear examples. The accompanying fun and interesting exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. The lessons are short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you. THIS WORKBOOK WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND Saber vs. conhecer * Verb tenses * Essential vocabulary * Superlatives * Nouns * Adjectives * Sentence structure . . . and more Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Portuguese class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese will help you build your confidence in your new language.
The perfect phrasebook when you want to know just enough to enjoy yourself abroad Your ideal companion for traveling--especially if you are a first-timer with little or no foreign language experience--Just Enough Portuguese packs all the punch of bigger references into a concise, user-friendly format. This handy, pocket-size guide covers everything from days, months, currencies, and clothing sizes to food, shelter, and medical assistance.
Collins—Europe's leading bilingual dictionary publisher Major new paperback edition with revised spellings to reflect the universal spelling reform, and all the latest words, senses, and phrases from Brazilian and European Portuguese New-look grammar guide, with detailed examples to help you perfect your Portuguese language skills A brand new supplement to help Portuguese speakers understand and use English grammar Brand new culture boxes giving practical information about life and culture in Portuguese-speaking countries Clear design ensures you find what you are looking for for quickly and easily, with in-depth treatment of of difficult words
Vibrant, realistic illustrations and unparalleled teaching support make the Oxford Picture Dictionary Program what every classroom needs to build students' vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills.Help your students picture their journey to success with the Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition - now enhanced with new topics to prepare learners for work, academic study, and citizenship.* Increase vocabulary retention with over 4,000 words, 421 verbs and practice activities - available as an American English dictionary or in 5 bilingual editions (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Vietnamese).* Prepare students to meet the requirements of their daily lives with updated content including Job Search, Career Planning and Digital Literacy.* Access everything you need for a successful classroom from the online Teacher Resource Center - giving you more time to focus on teaching!