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Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Languages, Other Languages
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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.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©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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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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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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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.

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  • rey
  • 06-09-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-17

needs more time for student to respond

effective but be ready to hit the pause button a lot to give yourself time to process and respond

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  • Dustin
  • 19-10-15

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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  • jose ariosto garcia
  • 09-01-20

defenitly a good way to start learning.

Im not the best at sticking to learning things. it took me a bit to do it but once I listened to the instructions and really did it everyday. i got through part one in about 9 days. With the new ability to understand and speak a bit of portuguese.

only down side somtimes its hard to clearily understand how to pronounce some words but you pick it up after another listen or 2. Really helps knowing spanish too.

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  • M. Walters
  • 21-04-16

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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  • MikeM
  • 09-08-15

In my book speaking is first and fundamental!

I give the Pimsleur Brazilian Portuguese five stars because it is one of the few language courses that puts you immediately into a scenario where you have to speak, rather than read or learn grammar, in learning a new language. I have learned to speak to an intermediate level the languages of French and Tagalog with ease of remembrance. It has helped me in short trips to France and the Philippines. These courses work the voice and get one talking. Learning the rest (vocabulary, grammar, and deeper levels) come from speaking to natives, buying the 501 Verbs books, and studying the culture. If one is serious to start speaking first, with the rest over time, I can't think of another method to get anyone going.

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  • katie basinger
  • 19-10-19

Best way to learn a new language!!!

I have tried a lot of different techniques....this one is by far the best!

will continue with these books!

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  • Christian Howard
  • 07-08-19

so much learning

I'm learning so much!!!! this audiobook is giving me so much motivation. definitely give this a try

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  • ELIAS RIVERA
  • 07-08-19

Good need of pronunciation

I am using this as supplemental material for learning Portuguese. Very happy with the pronunciation and the fact that the lessons are only a half hour and I’m keeping up with them daily. Disappointed that there’s no writing practice at least in lessons one through five. That being said I am buying a book two. The most important thing for me is that it gives me a daily Portuguese work out

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  • beth B
  • 26-07-19

This works

If done the way instructed you start to pick up the language despite yourself, on to the next unir

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