A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese by Mark Davies

By Mark Davies

An precious device for novices of Portuguese, this Frequency Dictionary presents a listing of the 5000 most typically used phrases within the language. in line with a twenty-million-word choice of Portuguese (taken from either Portuguese and Brazilian sources), inclusive of either written and spoken fabric, this dictionary offers specified details for every of the 5000 entries, together with the English identical, a pattern sentence, and a sign of sign in and dialect variation.

Users can entry the head 5000 phrases both in the course of the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index. in the course of the frequency directory there are also thrity thematically-organized ‘boxed’ lists of the pinnacle phrases from various key themes akin to activities, climate, garments and relations.

An attractive and hugely priceless resource, A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese will let scholars of all degrees to get the main out in their research of Portuguese vocabulary.

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266 cabeça nf head • o padre baixou a cabeça e fechou os olhos – The Father lowered his head, and shut his eyes. 99 | 7683 267 altura nf height, time period • a altura das girafas é insuperável em relação a outros animais – The height of giraffes is unsurpassed by that of other animals. 100 | 4965 +s 268 volta nf return, turn • a população saiu às ruas, exigindo a volta do líder exilado – The population went to the streets, demanding the return of the exiled leader. 99 | 5877 269 condição nf condition • sob condições ideais a incubação dá-se dentro de uma semana – Under ideal conditions, incubation takes 1 week.

94 | 5234 483 preso na captive, imprisoned • o condenado é preso – The accused is incarcerated. 96 | 3187 484 reconhecer v to recognize • o ex-dirigente da Desportiva reconhece que houve erros na gestão anterior – The ex-director of Desportiva recognizes that there were errors in the previous administration. 96 | 3480 Frequency Index 31 4. Clothing General terms: tamanho 856 M size vestir 2128 to dress comprimento 3361 M length vestuário 3691 M clothing, garment traje 5216 M attire Specific pieces/parts of clothing: capa 1714 F cape, cloak vestido 1938 M dress sapato 2240 M shoe casaco 4152 M coat bolso 2412 M pocket luva 4388 F glove chapéu 2435 M hat anel 2661 M ring manto 4661 M mantle, robe calças 2707 F pants, trousers gravata 4855 F tie colete 4938 M vest camisa 2789 F shirt uniforme 3074 M uniform cinto 5088 M belt botão 3181 M button blusa 5730 F blouse saia 3509 F skirt camisola 3851 F nightgown [BP], sweater [EP] 485 dirigir v to direct, drive, conduct • tínhamos a missão de dirigir a obra de construção de um país – Our mission was to direct the work of building a country.

99 | 5121 285 época nf time period, epoch • na época da inflação alta, o mercado de crédito estava reprimido – In a period of high inflation, the credit market was suffering. 99 | 4908 +s 286 noite nf night • podiam ter ido durante o dia mas preferiram ir à noite, à luz da lua – They could have gone during the day but preferred to go at night, by the light of the moon. 97 | 10037 287 velho aj old • Aos 77 anos, ele passou a ser o homem mais velho a viajar no espaço – At 77 years of age, he became the oldest man to travel in space.

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