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Portuguese Language

This guide is suggested for students of Portuguese 1111, 1121 and  1122 or those interested in exploring the language.

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Language Resources

Reference Books

Araújo, Luzia and Valerie Grundy.  Larousse concise dictionary: Portuguese-English, English-Portuguese. Paris : Boston : Larousse ; 2008.
Reference PC5333 .L36 2008

Davies, Mark and Ana Maria Raposo Preto-Bay.  A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese : Core Vocabulary for Learners.  New York : Routledge, 2008.
Reference PC5348 .D38 2008

Grassi, Daniel and Mike Harland. Harrap's Brazilian Portugese Phrasebook. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2008.
Reference PC5444 .G73 2008

Nitti, John J. and Michael J. Ferreira. 501 Portuguese verbs : Fully Conjugated in all the Tenses, in a New Easy-to-Learn Format, Alphabetically Arranged. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, 2005.      
Reference PC5145 .N52 2005

Perini, Mário A.  Modern Portuguese: a Reference Grammar.  New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2002.
Reference PC5444 .P47 2002

Tyson-Ward, Sue.  Portuguese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar.  New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill 2008.
Reference PC5145 .T97 2008


The Cambridge history of Latin America. Ed. Leslie Bethell. 11 vols. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984-2008.
 Online version and paper format : F1410 .C1834 1984

Ganho, Ana Sofia and Timothy Michael McGovern. Using Portuguese a Guide to Contemporary Usage. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Peters, Clyde. Say it right in Brazilian Portuguese the Easy Way to Correct Pronunciation!  New York : McGraw Hill, 2008.

Whitlam, John. Modern Brazilian Portuguese grammar a practical guide. London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.


Ferreira, Júlio Albino.  Dicionário Inglês-Português. Pôrto : Editorial D. Barreira, 1975.
3rd Floor PC5333.F43 1975

Taylor, James L.  A Portuguese-English Dictionary. Stanford, Calif, Stanford University Press, 1958.
3rd Floor PC5333.T3




Domino Publico [free materials]

Ta Falado *

Portuguese Language Resources (Harvard)

Portuguese Accent Code

Gramática On-Line: Audio

Verbix: Conjugate Portuguese Verbs

bab.la: Dictionary, Conjugator, and Common Phrases

Portuguese Language Guide.com

Most Popular Words in Portuguese *

Portuguese to English Dictionary

Useful Brazilian Portuguese Phrases *

* audio

Portuguese Foreign Language News and Newspapers [MIT Libraries]

Portuguese Language Links
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