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Learn Portuguese With Jokes

Learn Portuguese With Jokes is a collection of 100 jokes in easy Portuguese with English translations. The book is not for complete beginners of Portuguese but give it a try – you might be pleasantly surprised by how much you know.

The book with Portuguese and Brazilian audio is available from AppleBooks (iOS only).

Or as a paperback from Amazon. (Great present for a fan of Portuguese) (commission link).

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Many millions of people around the world want to improve their Portuguese. Are you one of them? Have you tried Learn-Portuguese-in-a-week CD ROMS, boring grammar courses, mind-numbing self study courses? Are you looking for something that is a joy to use? Something that will entertain you while you learn? Improve your Portuguese without even realising it? A great way to impress your Portuguese-speaking friends? Look no further. Learn Portuguese With Jokes – an excellent way for English speakers to practise their Portuguese.

It only takes a minute to download the book so very soon you can be reading great jokes like:

“Mamã, posso usar soutien, agora que já tenho dezasseis anos?”
“Não, David.”

usar – wear
soutien – bra

or this classic:

Um homem de oitenta anos foi ao seu médico.
“Vou casar-me na próxima semana, senhor doutor.”
“Muito bem,” disse o médico. “Que idade tem a sua amiga?”
“Dezoito,” respondeu o homem.
“Meu deus!” disse o médico. “Devo avisá-lo que qualquer atividade na cama poderá ser fatal.”
“Bem,” disse o homem. “Se ela morrer, morre.”

casar-se – be married
responder – reply
meu deus – my goodness!
avisar – warn
morrer – die

Learn Portuguese with Jokes – Quiz

We have created a fun quiz for you to test your Portuguese based on the jokes in the book.

Learn Portuguese With Jokes – Cartoons!

There are also cartoons drawn by the award-winning cartoonist, Ilja Bereznickas.

– ¡He perdido mi perro!
– Deberías poner un anuncio en el periódico.
– ¡Tonto! No sabe leer.

Dog reading cartoon

Learn Portuguese With Jokes – Audio!

There is now a new version of Learn Portuguese With Jokes. The book contains 100 audio files provided by two people: Giselle from Brazil and David from Portugal. At the moment the book is only available from Apple Books (for people with Macs, iPads or iPhones) but hopefully that will change soon. It is possible to download a sample of the book so you can check it out and decide whether your Portuguese is good enough to understand the jokes. Here’s an example: Portuguese joke number 68

Menino: (no jardim) Desculpe, Senhora Jones, pode devolver-me a minha seta, por favor?
Senhora Jones: Claro Richard. Onde está?
Menino: No lado do seu gato. 

jardim – garden
seta – arrow
lado – side

Ready to buy Learn Portuguese With Jokes – Which version do you need?

The latest version is with full Portuguese audio and is available from Apple Books (for people with Macs, iPads or iPhones)

If you prefer to buy the book from AMAZON or SMASHWORDS, that is also possible.

Don’t forget, when you’re trying to improve your skills in a foreign language, reading is one of the best ways – and reading jokes is probably the best of all.

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