Best books to learn Portuguese
- Friday March 20th, 2020
- Posted by: Guest Author
- Category: Learn the Portuguese Language and Portuguese Grammar
Are you having a hard time learning Portuguese on your own? We can help you with that! Let’s take a look at the best books to learn Portuguese available to help you on your journey.
If you are still a beginner, don’t worry. There are a few books you might find helpful
1. Grammar books
Of course, we could not leave the textbooks out of this list. Even though many people prefer to run away from them, you might find them very helpful to get rid of some of your grammar doubts. The Portuguese books we would first recommend are those that provide the answers for the exercises like Gramática Ativa 1 and 2. We use them at Caminhos! They are very easy to understand and great for learning Brazilian Portuguese. Also, the answers are at the back of the book!
Another Portuguese book we would recommend to help you learn faster is Muito Prazer. It does not focus entirely on grammar topics. However, this book includes many different dialogues and the audio (cds are included) is great when trying to improve your listening skills.
If you want to boost your Portuguese language skills, check out the suggestions we present below.
2. Brazilian literature
This is one of the most popular Portuguese books written by the very well-known Brazilian writer Luis Fernando Veríssimo. Comédias para se Ler na Escola is a collection of many short funny stories about different topics. This format helps the reader not get bored by taking breaks in between the stories. They are usually two to three pages long and contain simple and easy-to-ready vocabulary. In addition to language learning, you will be able to familiarize yourself with grammatical structures and get to know a little of Brazilian culture and its people.
These comic books are very popular in Brazil among children and even adults. The stories are about the adventures of four kids who live in the same neighborhood in São Paulo. The characters have very interesting personalities and thoughts to share with each other. Brazilian culture and a variety of Portuguese vocabulary present in these magazines help the learner to improve their language skills.
Paulo Coelho’s books
Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling and most influential authors in the world. Born in Rio de Janeiro, his books are very well-known and prestigious in their many international translations. One of the reasons for his success is his very simple way of writing, which facilitates understanding by beginner-level learners. Some famous titles include: The Alchemist (O Alquimista), Brida & The Winner Stands Alone (O Vencedor está só).
A combination of the best books to learn Portuguese with classes can make the learning process so much easier and more fun. In addition to that, if you want to improve even more, come to Caminhos to meet our very expert and professional teachers to help you with this.
Right now, we are only offering online classes. Let’s learn Portuguese without leaving your home with us at Caminhos.