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Summary

A fun and excellent way to learn Portuguese.

It is generally said that there is nothing better when it comes to learning a language than to live in it, to surround yourself with it, to throw yourself into that adventure, and just try your best to deliver your message, to find your voice, and understand others.  

That is exactly what Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners tries to do. The approach that is adopted is not an intensive-listening type of textbook - with customized sentences, constructed to teach bits of the language’s rules and structure. It is, instead, an extensive-listening type of audiobook that presents the listener with nine short stories that, although not long enough to become boring or dull, have the sufficient length to engage and captivate the listener, whilst displaying fluent and natural Portuguese dialogue. In fact, it has long been regarded as one of the best methods to teach a foreign language.  

In addition, this audiobook changed several structured aspects that these kinds of audiobooks tend to follow. The listener is confronted with rich and new - but not too complex - vocabulary, which is translated at the end of the chapter, avoiding the hassle of having to stop the listening rhythm to look up every word in the dictionary. Every paragraph is translated, as well as the summary of the story, thus providing a clearer comprehension of each sentence, while trying to prevent the temptation the listener might have, if discouraged, of giving up and listening to the whole story in English.  

After each chapter, there is a question section, which aims to test the listener's overall understanding of the story, containing both open-ended and multiple-choice questions. The solved questions are provided at the end, enabling you to check your own answers and, consequently, develop your skills.  

Get this magnificent audiobook now to learn Portuguese in a fun way!

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

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very well explained

I've learned a lot of new words and also improved my pronunciation.Very pleased and more confident now that I can have a proper conversation.

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Brilliant

Exactly what i was looking for, An audiobook for someone with basic knowledge of Portuguese and trying to get some practice.I would definitely recommend for Portuguese beginners looking to improve their listening and vocabulary.

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Quality Clear audio book

The style of the narration is fun and certainly makes the whole learning experience more enjoyable, especially when learning a new language can at times be both frustrating and tedious.The stories are overall very much entertaining, and helped me in retaining the phrases and vocabulary from the book.

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  • Rex
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  • 04-07-18

Great way to brush up on Portuguese skills

If you're a complete beginner, I highly recommend this book and if you're an intermediate learner, this book can be a good source to skim through quickly.

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Portuguese Stories review

This book is very good at explaining grammar rules and how to structure proper sentences. The audiobook is very helpful to know if you're pronouncing words properly.

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Entertaining and valuable book

The stories and varied and interesting. Each story has vocabulary and multiple choice quizzes so that you can check your translation. The stories are a wonderful learning tool and will be a great addition to your reading library.

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Very good language tool

I suggest you try the audiobook first to see if it's for you. Listen the entire introduction & instructions for the stories at the beginning of the book. It makes the whole experience more enjoyable.

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A Great Find!

Fun stories with lots of surprises, great pace. It is so encouraging to be able to read and understand the stories, even as a beginning Portuguese student. I am very glad I found this book!!

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Could be better stories

Excellent stories for practicing my Portuguese and learning new vocabulary.The stories are engaging and wonderful practice. I am a beginner learning to speak Portuguese . I am thankful for this book.

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Good easy to comprehend Portuguese

This book was really helpful to me in my quest to learn and understand the Portuguese language. It is not really a book for absolute beginners, but rather a great "next step" to advance to the next level, without using sometimes tedious vocabulary and grammar drills. I highly recommend.

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  • jyothi
  • 04-07-18

learned a lot


I have learned most of what I now know (from a structural standpoint at least) from Behind the Wheel Portuguese.

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  • jasee
  • 04-07-18

good stuff

The method is great, it's a very smart idea and he learned some new words like the months of the year, days of the week, and some other basic stuff.

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  • igeojames
  • 04-07-18

effective guide

Those were the two foreign languages with which I had the most familiarity, and as long as I am learning a completely unfamiliar language, Portuguese, I plan to brush up on the ones I have studied before. I recommend this product highly.

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  • Hank tom
  • 04-07-18

best for beginnners

Someone who speaks only Portuguese became a frequent, important part of my life recently, so I wanted to learn to communicate with her in Portuguese.

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  • hamza
  • 04-07-18

5 stars

If a book with prononciation guide and grammar is included, and a few other regional accents are included, I would give this product five stars.

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  • guinni sara
  • 04-07-18

Awesome stories, have always been interested

. My Portuguese level is still much too low to make the best use of the book, but each chapter emphasizes particular structures.

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  • fihasuha
  • 04-07-18

great resources

I would absolutely recommend the book to everyone who needs to learn how to interact with someone who is fluent in portuguese. Great job!

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  • danush
  • 04-07-18

nice starter


You won't be fluent after mastering this book, but you will have a nice start in that direction. It gives you a good foundation.

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  • femi
  • 04-07-18

portuguese primer


Handy little book with pronunciation guides.
Nicely put together, clearly a labor of love on the part of the author

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  • fairy
  • 04-07-18

useful


This book is entirely in Portuguese. The dialogues are useful because they are the most likely conversations you will have. You can listen to the audio