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Brazilian Portuguese For Dummies

Published 08-02-2022

Language learning is easy with Dummies Brazilian Portuguese For Dummies can help you achieve your goals of learning another language. Traveling to Brazil? Taking a class in school? Want to meet people and pick up a new hobby? Just curious about the sixth most spoken language in the world? We’ve got you covered, with easy-to-follow lessons on the basics, plus phrases and topics you need to know, like greetings, travel phrases, business phrases, numbers and measurements, and social media. Add speaking Portuguese to the long list of cool things you can do—with the help of Brazilian Portuguese For Dummies. Start from the beginning and learn the very basics of Brazilian Portuguese Practice authentic phrases for travel, business, and communicating online Perfect your pronunciation with bonus audio tracks, and discover fun facts about Brazilian culture Get recommendations for movies, travel tips, and moreWhether you’re studying Portuguese for business, school, or pleasure, Dummies is the best guide for getting started with this beautiful language.

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Russian For Dummies

Published 06-28-2022

Privyet! Explore the Russian language with this fantastic beginner's guide With over 260 million speakers around the world, Russian remains one of the most popular and marketable languages you can learn. And for those who have no idea where to begin, Russian For Dummies is the perfect first step! In this easy-to-understand resource for Russian language beginners, you'll discover basic grammar and common expressions you might use while shopping, dining out, traveling, or conducting business. You'll also find simplified and generalized conjugation rules and a streamlined approach to grammar based on how you actually understand the language, rather than technical rules and details. This book offers: Supplemental online resources so you can hear how native Russian speakers use the words you're trying to learn Guidance on identifying Cyrillic letters from the alphabet used by Russian speakers and writers Tons of useful exercise and practice opportunities you can take advantage of to sharpen your skills Perfect for any newcomer to the Russian language trying to pick up their first few phrases, Russian For Dummies is a fantastic first foray into conversational Russian that will have you ordering meals, going shopping, and navigating other day-to-day situations with ease. Удачи! (That means good luck!)

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Latin For Dummies

Published 05-03-2022

Master the basics of a lyrical and useful language Even though most people don’t use Latin anymore, it used to be spoken by millions of people from across the ancient world. It later morphed into new languages we still use today! In Latin For Dummies, you’ll take a tour through the language of ancient Rome. Beginning with Latin you may already know, like “carpe diem” and “quid pro quo,” the book walks you through essential Latin grammar and everyday Latin phrases. It also explores how Latin shaped and molded modern languages, including English. In this book, you’ll find: Lessons to learn Latin grammar and vocabulary Practices for reading, translating, and composing Latin Tips to recognize commonly confused Latin words Latin For Dummies proves that learning Latin, while challenging, can be fun and exciting too! It’s perfect for first timers interested in the ancient language and anyone who wants to learn more about ancient Roman history and culture.

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Hebrew For Dummies

Published 04-26-2022

Discover Hebrew with the world's most straightforward guide to one of the world's most beautiful languages. Shalom! Are you ready to dive into an ancient-yet-modern and rich language full of nuance? Then open up Hebrew For Dummies and get started learning your way around Hebrew by immersing yourself in its sounds and rhythms. You'll start with the basics—like simple grammar and the Hebrew alphabet—before you move onto commonly used phrases and small-talk. This book gets you used to the more unfamiliar sounds of the Hebrew language—like gutturals—that English speakers aren't used to seeing. It will also help you: Recognize what Hebrew has in common with English (and what it doesn't) Learn to read from right to left, get a handle on the basics of Hebrew grammar, and pick up your first few phrases Discover commonly used expressions that help you get around, shop, eat, and have fun Complete with online resources that help you pick up Hebrew by listening to real speakers have actual conversations, Hebrew For Dummies is the perfect companion to help you work your way towards Hebrew fluency!

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French Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-21-2021

French Visual Dictionary Learn French more quickly with pictures!You’re more likely to remember something when you see it. So this Visual Dictionary helps you speed up your language learning by including a full-color photo with every term, letting you build your French vocabulary faster. Whether you want to get ahead in a class or dream of chatting with the locals on that long-planned trip to Paris, this book is what you need! Organized around themes such as simple conversation, food and dining, essential accommodations, and more, it can be your secret weapon.InsideNavigating a cityShopping and dealing with moneyDining outHandling emergencies

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German Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-14-2021

German Visual Dictionary A visual way to learn GermanIt’s a fact—seeing something helps us remember it. This handy guide helps you build your German vocabulary with full-color pictures that illustrate the words. You’ll be able to communicate with native speakers faster as you learn and remember more words and their meanings. The book is organized by themes such as transportation, accommodations, restaurants and eating, sports, emergencies, shopping, and more, making it especially useful for travelers. Boost your learning speed today!InsideNavigate a cityHandle money like a localMaster short conversationsBe prepared for emergencies

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Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-07-2021

The must-have resource for your next trip to a Spanish-speaking destination  Spanish is a fun, useful, and exciting language to learn and speak. But how can you get started when you don’t know a “ciudad” (city) from a “cita” (appointment)? And how can you make sure you remember all those new words after you learn them? With Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies, you’ll  see words and pictures for every term, helping you build stronger connection, recognition, and recall.  You’ll be chatting like a native speaker in no time as you refer to the memorable photos and their accompanying English and Spanish words. Expand your Spanish vocabulary faster than you thought possible with topics arranged by themes such as transportation, getting around, restaurants and food, and handling emergencies.  In this handy resource, you’ll get:  A simple and easy pronunciation guide to help you with sounds, rhythm, and intonation  Hundreds of full-color images to help you communicate and remember useful ideas, phrases, and words  Chapters organized by functional themes so you can quickly order food, find landmarks, and navigate from Point A to Point B  Perfect for travelers and expats making their way around a Spanish-speaking country or neighborhood, the Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies is the must-have travel companion for Spanish beginners that will turn your next trip into an immersive adventure. Vamos! (Let’s go!) 

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Japanese Character Writing For Dummies

Published 01-09-2020

Learn to write 100 Japanese characters If you want to join the ranks of more than 128 million speakers of Japanese worldwide, this book should be your first stop! Whether studying for school, business, or travel, learning to write the Japanese Kanji characters is essential to gain a working knowledge of this language. Japanese is considered to be the most complicated writing system in the world, with tens of thousands of characters. But with Japanese Character Writing For Dummies, you’ll find easy step-by-step instructions for writing the first 100 Japanese Kanji characters with ease. Includes online bonus content featuring videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages Offers easy-to-follow instruction for writing 100 Japanese characters Helps you take your understanding of the language to a new level Shows you how to use the written word to communicate with native speakers Learning to write Japanese Kanji characters is fun — and now it’s fast and easy too!

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Arabic Character Writing For Dummies

Published 11-05-2019

Learn to write in Arabic In Arabic, there are different levels of language. The written language, which is studied in this book, is literary Arabic, sometimes also called classical Arabic or even modern or standard Arabic. It is the language of the Quran, classical poetry, literature and the media. The Arabic plume consists of 28 consonants and three long vowels. Each consonant is accompanied by a vowel which is placed above or below the consonant. Arabic speakers are in great demand in the United States, due to the country's political commitments to the Middle East, but only 25 percent of non-native speakers know the language in enough detail to function as translators, interpreters, analysts, or field agents. Arabic Character Writing For Dummies helps you write this language clearly and correctly. Learn to write the Arabic alphabet Find free instructional videos, flashcards, and printable writing pages online Build upon your mastery of the language Get ahead at work or in your personal life Arabic Character Writing For Dummies is designed for beginners, students, and lifelong learners wishing to write in Arabic.

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Japanese For Dummies

Published 12-27-2018

Learn to speak Japanese Japanese language enrollment is up by 27.5 percent since 2006, making it the sixth most popular language studied on college campuses. Whether studying for school, business, or travel, Japanese For Dummies provides complete coverage of all Japanese language essentials including grammar, usage, and vocabulary. Complete with free conversational audio tracks online, this handy book offers everything you need to learn the Japanese language to get ahead in class or on a trip to Japan. In no time, you’ll make sense of the language well enough to communicate with native speakers! Includes expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations Provides a refreshed mini-dictionary with even more essential vocabulary Offers useful exercises and practice opportunities  Helps you learn to speak conversational Japanese with ease Whether for work, school, or fun, Japanese For Dummies is the fast and easy way to add this language to your skillset!

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