Please note that these pages are about BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE, not European Portuguese.
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Revisão 3 de janeiro de 1999
Frequently asked questions FAQ

Q1. How reliable is the information these pages?
Q2. How good is your Portuguese?
Q3. What sources do you use?
Q4. "How do I say "my name is..." in Portuguese?"
Q5. Do you need help with the pages ?
Q6. Who is the bulletin board for?
Q7. What can I post to the bulletin board?
Q8. Why did you start studying Portuguese?
Q9. How is Brazil?
Q10. Is this non-profit site?
Q11. Why were these www-pages made?


Q1:   How reliable is the information on these pages?
A:   I can't give guarantee that the information is absolutely right. I try to verify any information that I doubt from several sources. So...

ALL CORRECTIONS ARE WELCOME !

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Q2:   How good is your Portuguese?
A:   I am not an authority in Portuguese and never will be. I learned my first word in Portuguese in April '97, I'm just studying the language for my own enjoyment.

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Q3:   What sources do you use?
A:   I use normal text books, grammar books, dictionaries, web sites and friendly people (to whom I own many thanks).

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Q4:   "How do I say 'my name is...' in Portuguese?"
A:   I will try to answer these questions if I know the answer, and I will try to build slowly but uncertainly www-pages about most used phrases. I hope that the Bulletin board will act as a place to ask questions (and if you know an answer to someone's question, please post it there too, it should be a two-way street).

(By the way, "O meu nome é..." is the answer)

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Q5:   Do you need help with the pages?
A:   YES, please ! If you have any material you would like to contribute, please let me know.

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Q6:   Who is the bulletin board for?
A:   It is for everyone, who wants to discuss or ask something. I too hope to find answers through it.

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Q7:   What can I post to the bulletin board?
A:   Anything you like that has some distant connection to the Brazilian Portuguese language. Anything...

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Q8:   Why did you start studying Portuguese?
A:   This is the most common question (Well, why would a finn start learning Portuguese). I wanted to learn one latin language and I already was starting to learn French, but then one brazilian friend said why not study Portuguese. Good question... :-)

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Q9:   How is Brazil?
A:   I don't know... Wish I would! People think that I am brazilian and/or living in Brazil, but I am 100% pure finn. I am only dreaming of warm weather.

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Q10:   Is this non-profit site?
A:   Yes. I do not get paid by any source to manage these pages, on the contrary, I pay (although very small sum) to have these pages on the net.

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Q11:   Why were these www-pages made?
A:   I looked for grammar in the www, but couldn't find any. I decided to make my own notes, so these www-pages are just a concise peek. If you are looking for a good grammar book, I can recommend "Portuguese essential grammar" by Amélia P. Hutchinson and Janet Lloyd, ISBN 0-415-13708-X (paperback)and 0-415-13708-1 (hard cover). More information about books can be found here.

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