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Rapid Portuguese (European): Volumes 1 & 2

Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Languages, Portuguese
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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 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.

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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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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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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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Likeable gimmick, but not the best system.

The addition of repetition to music seems like a sound way of learning a new language but, having tried multiple language systems over the years, I personally haven't found this to be one of the best. The narrators are pleasant, and with pretty standard content they do at least try to give you an understanding of how phrases are being constructed, but the added music over the experience has only served to distract me from the language, and sometimes makes it difficult to hear the vocab, so at the end of having listened to 2 volumes I can say that I've had a good dance around my kitchen, but I can't recall much Portuguese.
If you're intending on trying multiple languages, be forewarned that the music scheme is the same across each language package, so if you're hoping you can remember the content in relation to the song, you may find yourself getting crossed wires down the road.
Overall, a pleasant experience, but not much use if you seriously want to learn a language.

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Very cheesy music and off putting

English speaker has a very bad accent and the music is very off putting, it was hard to concentrate.

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More!

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

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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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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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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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Easy listening

Such an easy on the ear way to learn. Can do this while I’m doing other things too. Very helpful with pronunciation

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  • Alison
  • 19-11-16

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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  • susan
  • 30-09-17

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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  • Loman
  • 13-06-19

Fantastic!

Makes learning easy and fun..i picked quite a bit..this is great..wish they had more lessons

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  • TMC
  • 05-08-17

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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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  • YummyMummy
  • 16-04-17

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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  • Tasha
  • 04-05-15

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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  • Marivy Rivera
  • 19-09-17

id ok

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