Using your Kindle device to learn Portuguese


With over 1,400 titles about Portuguese language written in English or in Portuguese, it has never been so easy to practise Portuguese at home or on the go, if you have a kindle device or a tablet.

Since purchasing a Kindle device, I started to explore the possibilities to download tittles in Portuguese in order to catch up with the thriving literature of Portugal, Brazil and Angola.

What I found was surprising: many tittles written in English about Portuguese language that I believe can be very useful for students of the language, some are written by independent authors and others copies of the paperback versions.

Dictionaries, grammars, readers, phrasebooks, novels; Amazon Kindle Store stocks a very good range of books that will satisfy beginners and more advanced readers and for those who use the Kindle App on their tablets, there are versions of books with audio enabled. Some books are free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, others are offered at a very fair price, ranging from 99p to £15.

See below some of the tittles available at the Kindle Store that I recommend to all Portuguese learners:

Learn Brazilian Portuguese - Word Power

- 101 of the most frequently used Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary words

- Audio with authentic native Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation

* Supplementary mp3 audio files are a separate download

- Vibrant photos and images to help memorization

- Useful and practical sample sentences and phrases


Practice Makes Perfect Basic Portuguese: With 190 Exercises

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.

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Essential Portuguese Grammar (Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar)

This is not a simplified study, but rather a selected grammar for adult use that points out many time-saving short cuts. It can be used alone either as a beginner or as a refresher course in Portuguese grammar or it can be an ideal supplement to a phrase book or record course for home study or class use. Contains four appendices covering regular conjugations, orthographic-changing verbs, and irregular verbs. Glossary of grammatical terms. Index.


The Language Lover's Guide to Learning Portuguese

This book is a study companion written in plain English, which explains the things that you need to know to be successful in learning Portuguese. No prior grammatical knowledge is assumed, and technical terms are explained clearly and progressively. Exercises are provided to help you consolidate what you have learned and build your Portuguese vocabulary. Although the main focus is on European Portuguese, Brazilian alternatives are also given.


Children's book Portuguese: Where are the Easter Eggs.

This is a great book for young children (Ages 2 - 6) and adults learners who would like to give a try on bilingual books. Each page is beautifully illustrated and brings short sentences in Portuguese and English.


Complete Portuguese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

the No. 1 brand in language learning - teaches both European and Brazilian Portuguese through real-life situations that make grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable. Learning is fast and fun with an easy-to-read page design and complete audio support (available separately - MP3 compatible).Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.


The Everything Brazilian Portuguese Phrase Book: Learn Basic Brazilian Portuguese Phrases

Packed with everything you'll need to understand--and be understood by--Brazilian-Portuguese speakers, this pocket guide is the ultimate translator to have on an airplane, in a boardroom, at a restaurant, and anywhere else this beautiful language is spoken. Conveniently organized by subject and situation, this handy guide includes information on:

  • How to make introductions, professionally and casually

  • Ordering food in restaurants (with phrases for special diets and allergies)

  • Asking for and giving directions

  • Explaining medical emergencies to doctors

  • Crafting status updates and tweets online

  • Slang phrases for casual chatting


The Circle - Portuguese for beginners

This book is for anyone who has ever been tingled by the thought of becoming bilingual. Learning a new language should be wildly exciting, with stories, and pictures, and fun! As a child you didn’t start learning English by reading textbooks and studying grammar, it doesn’t have to be that way for your new language either. O círculo is a short bilingual story about a circle. The book is made up of simple sentences, the main text being in Portuguese with English translation underneath. This encourages you to try and work out the sentence yourself before reading it in English.

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Easy Portuguese - pictorial dictionary

Learn Portuguese in a simple and enjoyable way by viewing pictures and querying yourself. The images range from areas such as "office, home, food and drink" to "Outside, body, emotions, clothing, family, seasons," etc. Relax on the beach in the Algarve, you will discover fishing boats and enjoy Portuguese delicacies. Visit a port wine cellar and listen to the nostalgic sounds of fado. Meet the rooster of Barcelos and play a game of football.


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