An invaluable tool for learners of Portuguese, this Frequency Dictionary provides a list of the 5000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a twenty-million-word collection of Portuguese (taken from both Portuguese and Brazilian sources), which includes both written and spoken material, this dictionary provides detailed information for each of the 5000 entries, including the English equivalent, a sample sentence, and an indication of register and dialect variation.
Users can access the top 5000 words either through the main frequency listing or through an alphabetical index. Throughout the frequency listing there are also thrity thematically-organized `boxed' lists of the top words from a variety of key topics such as sports, weather, clothing and relations.
An engaging and highly useful resource, A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study of Portuguese vocabulary.
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.
1. Introduction 2. Frequency Listing 3. Part of Speech Listing 4. Alphabetical Listing of Words