10 Powerful Portuguese Sayings to Send Each Monkey to Its Own Branch


“Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.”

Sayings like this one play a part in our lives from an early age.

As children, there are proverbs and expressions that teach us not to lie (“don’t cry wolf”), to …

Hit Subscribe: YouTube Portuguese Lessons to Turn Any Place into a Classroom


We’ve all gotten caught in the rabbit hole of YouTube.

You think you’ll just watch one video, then suddenly it’s an hour later and you’re still watching old vine video compilations.

Why not turn your YouTube time into study

The Right Start: Learn Portuguese for Beginners with 8 Enlightening Resources


Starting any journey requires preparation.

You need to pack all the right things so you don’t end up buying a $10 bottle of water at the airport to avoid collapsing from dehydration.

You need to have all your navigational tools …

Perfect Pronunciation: Portuguese Accent Marks and Their Many Sounds


Portuguese has many sounds.

It’s romantic and beautiful.

It’s lyrical and musical.

And sometimes, it’s just… nasal!?

Some days it easily resembles Spanish, other days it sounds almost like Polish. Sometimes it sounds like it’s just making things up.…

Home Away from Home: 5 Homestay Brazil Programs for Portuguese Immersion


When I first got to Brazil, I saw people giving each other beijinhos (kisses) to greet each other. It didn’t seem that strange—until I actually had to do it.

Giving a beijinho is simple: All you do is …

5 Steps to Learn Portuguese Reading and 10 Websites to Practice Your Newfound Skills


We all know the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic.

There are two things we know about these Rs: spelling is clearly not on the list for a reason and it’s incredibly important to know the three skills in order

Local Lingo: 16 Brazilian Slang Words to Speak Like a Native


Visiting Brazil can mean a lot of things.

It can mean experiencing the iconic carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro.

Or it can mean sampling street food while embracing the urban hustle and bustle of São Paulo.

But however …