How to read Portuguese fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Portuguese is very similar to Spanish. And it also is similar to French, Italian, and English. They have many similar words from Latin. You can learn words efficiently.

Read Portuguese Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Keyboard
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing Training
  • Pronunciation
  • Etymology
  • News
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You can learn speed reading with only a text editor. Install Portuguese keyboard layout. Set window size and font size maximum.

    You can use a pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

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    Type Portuguese words like these images. Repeat from 2 letter word to 4 letter word. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. You will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

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    Write a short sentence like this image. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write some sentences with line breaks.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Portuguese is similar to English. They have many similar words of Latin origin. Try to read without translation. Guess the meaning from the context.

    Read Portuguese Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

    Learn how to write sentences. Writing training improves reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Portuguese is very similar to Spanish. Read Spanish Wikipedia and news.

    Keyboard

    Portuguese has letters of á,é,í,ó,ú,â,ê,ô,ã,õ,à,ü,ç. You have to add a language or keyboard layout.

    You can type Portuguese with US international layout. It has letters of Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, etc.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences.

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    Imagine the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    The basic word order is similar to English. But subject pronouns are often omitted. Adjectives are placed after the noun.

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    Imagine some situations and relationships. Think about their positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Learn grammatical person, tense, etc. Verbs are conjugated to person.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Pronunciation

    Learn how to pronounce vowels, consonants, syllables, words, and sentences.

    There are many differences between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.

    Portuguese has many vowels. You should learn them with IPA symbols.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable.

    Use Google Translate. You can listen sound of words and sentences. Practice with short words, long words, and short sentences.

    Etymology

    Learn Portuguese words with etymology. Use Wiktionary. Learn origin words, stem words, affixes.

    Portuguese and English have many words of Latin origin. Learn cognate words and loanwords.

    News

    Read Yahoo Notícias. It is similar to Yahoo News US, UK, Canada, India, etc. Google News has Portugal and Brazil pages.

    EURONEWS has Portuguese channel.

    Other Languages

    Portuguese is very similar to Spanish. Try to read and learn both languages. French and Italian are similar to Portuguese.

    They have many words of Latin origin. Learn cognate words and loan words.

    Etymology is useful for learning multiple languages. Learn Latin and Greek words. And learn the relationship between languages.

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