Author Archive | Thalita Alves

A Step-by-step Guide to Teaching Yourself Portuguese

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You know those crazy infomercials that try to make perfectly normal tasks look insanely difficult?

Maybe they’ll show someone spilling food all over the kitchen to sell you an unnecessarily fancy bowl. Or someone getting crushed in a pile of

10 Portuguese and Brazilian Movies You Need to Watch on Netflix

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Movie buffs, this one’s for you.

We all love a good blockbuster, and our Lusophone neighbors know how to make some interesting flicks.

Best thing is, you don’t have to scour through the darkest corners of the web to watch …

Brazil in Your Pocket: 12 Awesome Brazilian Apps for Portuguese Learners

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Brazilian Portuguese learners, have we got a pocket-sized treat for you!

You can explore the language, culture and even cuisine of Brazil all from your phone.

Whether you’re hoping to boost your language skills, prepare for a trip to …

Tune In to These 10 Portuguese Radio Stations to Hit the Right Notes with Your Learning

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There’s a reason the old-fashioned radio has stood the test of time.

It’s such a personal medium, right? You get to know radio hosts and can feel like they’re talking right to you.

And these days, you can take the …

8 Great Translator Apps for All Portuguese Learners

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“Was it something I said?”

You might ask yourself that when the conversation suddenly stops and everyone seems to be looking at you.

It may have been a simple enough misunderstanding or a false friend—like trying to push a …

Listen Up! 11 Great Audio Resources for Learning Portuguese Pronunciation

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There’s a reason why we have two ears but only one mouth.

To learn a language, you need to listen.

Maybe you already think of yourself as an auditory learner. When information comes to you through the spoken word …

Listen Up! 10 Groovy Portuguese Songs from Around the World

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Audiophiles and music geeks, have we got a treat for you!

Learning Portuguese is fun in itself, but we’re going to take things up a notch.

After all, there are so many musical wonders from Brazil and Portugal just begging …