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Harry Potter in Portuguese!

25 Oct 2014, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in Learning Portuguese

Just finished Harry Potter 1–in Portuguese!  (Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal.)  It took me almost four months.  I’ll admit that–while my Portuguese is getting better all the time–knowing the story very well helped a great deal.  It would have taken me a lot longer to hack my way through if it were an unfamiliar text. I’ve done this before with French.  I guess HP1 has become my touchstone when I’m learning a new language, a benchmark of a certain level of proficiency.  Some insights from the experience: 1.  Reading is a great way to continue to encounter new vocabulary…