Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the camara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.
It is difficult to quantify how many Brits are currently looking to buy a second home in Portugal, but judging by the number of television programmes featuring people hoping to move to Italy either permanently or to buy a holiday home there, the number must be significant.
Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Portuguese property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Portugal gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Portugal.
In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride studied Portuguese to degree level. Bill and Isa Reed run a hotel in Portugal. Isa is a native speaker of Portuguese.
preface 01 a pesquisa - the search almost the same... define your search searching through the web os agentes imobiliarios - estate agents search on the ground new houses inspection tours lexicon: a pesquisa - the search agente imobiliario abbreviations lexicon: os tipos de vivendas - types of property lexicon: as divisoes e as caracteristicas - rooms and features found it? English-Portuguese quick reference 02 a venda - the sale almost the same... a propriedade e a lei - ownership and the law a compra duma propriedade nova - buying a new property a oferta de compra - the purchase offer o contrato de promessa de compra e venda - the sale contract lexicon: o contrato - the contract finance a escritura - the deed of sale fees and charges lexicon: a venda - the sale os servicos - services lexicon: os servicos - services English-Portuguese quick reference 03 as obras - building work almost the same... check at the camara (town hall) PDM - the town planning brief a licenca de obras - the building permit as obras e os construtores - the building and builders lexicon: as obras - building work English-Portuguese quick reference 04 a estrutura - the structure almost the same... check at the camara a estrutura - the structure o telhado - the roofing a cobertura - roofing materials as paredes - walls os tectos e os chaos - ceilings and floors English-Portuguese quick reference 05 a carpintaria - woodwork almost the same... check at the camara a carpintaria interna - internal woodwork as portas - doors as janelas - windows as persianas - shutters a escada - staircase os armarios e as prateleiras - cupboards and shelves a madeira - wood as ferramentas - tools English-Portuguese quick reference 06 a canalizacao - plumbing almost the same... check at the camara a canalizacao - pipework a casa de banho - the bathroom a cozinha - kitchen a fossa septica - the septic tank as ferramentas - tools English-Portuguese quick reference 07 o aquecimento e a electricidade - heating and electricity almost the same... o aquecimento - heating lexicon: o aquecimento - heating o abastecimento de electricidade - the electricity supply os electrodomesticos - electrical appliances a iluminacao - lighting as ferramentas - tools English-Portuguese quick reference 08 a decoracao - decorating almost the same... check at the camara a pintura - paint os revestimentos de paredes - wall coverings as cortinas e os estores - curtains and blinds os moveis - furniture English-Portuguese quick reference 09 o jardim - the garden almost the same... check at the camara as cercas - walls, fences and hedges a piscina - the swimming pool os moveis do jardim - garden furniture a jardinagem - gardening as ferramentas - tools English-Portuguese quick reference 10 uma hora de portugues - an hour of Portuguese the CD and the book speaking and listening gender and endings verbs greetings asking questions a pesquisa - the search a venda - the sale as obras - building work a estrutura - the structure a carpintaria - woodwork a canalizacao - plumbing o aquecimento e a electricidade - heating and electricity a decoracao - decorating o jardim - the garden Appendix: o investimo - investment buying for investment holiday rentals taxes brazil lexicon: o investimento - investment English-Portugese quick reference