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A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Mark Davies is Professor at the Department of Linguistics, Brigham Young University at Provo in Utah.

Ana Maria de Oliveira Raposo Preto-Bay is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brigham Young University at Provo in Utah.


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  • File Size: 1802 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415419972
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 Blg edition (November 29, 2007)
  • Publication Date: November 29, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEGGZ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Javid on July 8, 2013
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I am writing this review having completed 18% of the book, and I'll definitely update the review (but it looks like nothing will make me change my opinion :)).
The idea of the book is just awesome, and as a polyglot with an ever-expanding area of interest, I will look for other books in this edition (from what I remember, they have similar dictionaries for German, French, Dutch and other languages). The words taught are really demanded in day-to-day conversations (like many other people, I hate memorising words and phrases I will never use in my life), and examples of use often contain handy expressions (for example, "por nada de vida" -- "not on one's life"), which are difficult to find elsewhere, at least as far as literature (as opposed to conversation) is concerned. I also appreciated comments on whether a word is used in European or Brazilian Portuguese.
However, the quality of the Kindle edition leaves much to be desired. I've uploaded three customer images (they are the only ones so far) to illustrate my points.
Complaint #1. Diacritic signs are missing in many instances. In many cases, say, the word "geração" is written as "geracao" or "geraçao". This is not too much of a problem before you come across a phrase like "encontrei a sua mãe" and beat your brains out to understand whether it was "a sua mãe" or "à sua mãe" originally.
Complaint #2. Sometimes, parts of the same word get separated by spaces for some reason (e.g., "acom pan ha" instead of "acompanha"). These problems are annoying but still don't misguide the reader, unlike the ones described in --
Complaint #3.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MexicanoBrasileiro on November 27, 2011
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I am a long-time student of various languages and always struggle with mastering the vocabulary. This book is a nice supplement to other learning materials. It is very well researched, professionally presented and user friendly. It helps me really focus on learning well the most frequently used words, which are presented in context; i.e. you can actually memorize the word as it is shown in the sample sentence. I could not be happier with this purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Dick on August 19, 2014
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Very helpful book, but man it needs proofreading! So many errors where words aren't spelled the same in other entries as in their main entry. Just tonight found the entry for "Selecção" where in the example sentance the word is spelled "Seleção". After the 1990 spelling changes, 'seleção' is the correct form.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dereck on January 11, 2013
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I'm a beginner and studying portuguese level 1 at school, after memorize the first thousand words of this book, I already know 90% words teached by teacher, I have pretty confidance to face the following test also, it really help, seriously, to know enough words are critical to understand a language, I get the result after memorize few hundred words, thats traditional dictionary can't offer, I'm glad to have this book! get it, use it, you won't be disappoint!
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