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1st Edition

Basic Portuguese
A Grammar and Workbook

ISBN 9780415633208
Published November 24, 2014 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

Basic Portuguese: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.

Twenty units cover the core material which students can expect to encounter in their first year of learning Portuguese. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.

Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Portuguese provides readers with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar.

Table of Contents

1. Nouns  2.Articles  3. Numbers, times and dates  4. Subject pronouns and regular verbs  5. Present tense: irregular verbs  6. Interrogatives  7. Negatives  8. Ser and Estar  9. Demonstratives  10. Adjectives and adverbs  11. Comparatives and superlatives 12. Direct object pronouns  13. Indirect object pronouns  14. Reflexive pronouns and verbs  15. Possessive pronouns and adjectives  16. Present perfect tense  17. The preterite tense  18. The imperfect tense  19. The preterite tense vs the imperfect tense  20. The past perfect and the pluperfect tense  Key to exercises  Bibliography  Glossary of grammatical terms  Index

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Cristina Sousa holds a PhD in literary translation. She is a translator, proofreader and copywriter and she has lectured in Portuguese at various universities in the UK.