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by Maurício Carvalho

Welcome to my personal inventory of language studies. 

Most of these documents were written between 1999 and 2006 and the earlier ones were made for a website I had at the turn of the century. Now I am reopening a humble space on the net to share my studies and knowledge with everyone. Many of the later texts (2003 - 2006) were written for language teaching purposes and are often in Portuguese, some are Portuguese-English, especially vocabulary lists.

If you need translations or language lessons, please contact me on skype (mopcarvalho) or e-mail mopctranslations at Gmail dot com.

I also maintain an updated topic on Skyscrapercity about all existing and future urban transportation systems in Brazil here : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1397572

The languages I speak, in order of fluency, are:

Brazilian Portuguese 
English
German
Italian
Swedish
Dutch
Catalan
Polish
Russian
Chinese

I currently work as a translator of the first languages on that list. Obviously I have a degree of fluence in closely related languages (the other Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages, plus Latin and Greek - modern and ancient). I have extensively studied other languages as well, as you can gather from my pages. The main languages I have studied in relative depth but do not speak (beside the European languages) are: Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Zulu, Tupi. I also have some theoretical knowledge of linguistics.