9780292731066

Portuguese Memory Book : A New Approach to Vocabulary Building

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  • ISBN13:

    9780292731066

  • ISBN10:

    029273106X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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Summary

"To my knowledge, this is a unique and joyful approach to the teaching of vocabulary. The Portuguese Memory Book will be useful not only to beginners of Portuguese, but also to the many Spanish speakers in the U.S. who would like a quick and painless way to add Portuguese to their language skills. The authors know what they are doing." --Jon S. Vincent, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese,University of Kansas, Lawrence Mnemonics is an age-old device for remembering names, numbers, and many other things. The Portuguese Memory Book, by William F. Harrison and Dorothy Welker, makes use of this reliable memory help in a series of mnemonic jingles that are by turns playful, sardonic, touching, and heroic to help both students and independent learners acquire and remember Portuguese vocabulary. The mnemonic jingles present both the sound of the Portuguese word (indicated by syllables in underlined boldface type) and its English meaning (given by a word or phrase in boldface type): noite (f.) night Don't annoy Chihuahuas in thenight. If you ignore their bark, you'll feel their bite. This innovative approach to vocabulary building is simple, effective, and entertaining. The authors also include a general pronunciation guide to Brazilian Portuguese, particularly to the Carioca dialect of Rio de Janeiro.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Use the Portuguese Memory Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Vocabulary
Final Examination
Answers to Final Examination
Appendix: Guide to Pronunciation
Glossary
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