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

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ISBN-13: 978-0415419963
ISBN-10: 0415419964
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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: 2442 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • 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 LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEGGZ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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By Javid on July 8, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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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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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Admittedly, I haven't read the book word for word, but it seems to be a generally well put together publication. The print is clear and the pages are a decent grade of paper. One point that is worth pointing out is that the sources for the content are split evenly between Brazil and Portugal. So, half of the example sentences are from Brazilian Portuguese and half are from Portugal Portuguese. Furthermore, the Portugal spelling is used for entries regardless of the example sentence source. Personally, I view this as a bit of a con given that Brazilian Portuguese is more widely used than Portugal Portuguese, but some may view this as a plus. However, to the producer's credit, they're upfront about this aspect and provide a pretty detailed summary of their methods and the preparation process for the content.
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