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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! 10 Portuguese Listening Practice Recommendations

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Living in Brazil taught me one very important language lesson: Portuguese listening practice is as important as any grammar book.

I remember thumbing through the Portuguese dictionary and not always being able to find the word I’d just heard.

That’s …

How to Properly Use Portuguese Personal Pronouns

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“Moça, você pode me ajudar?” (Young woman, can you help me?)

I turned to my friend in disbelief.

Did she just address an elderly woman as “girl”?

More alarmingly, did she just use the informal form of the pronoun for …

Portuguese Adjectives: The Beginner’s Guide to Amazing Adjective Usage

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I’ve done it and so will you.

In fact, nearly every Portuguese learner will do this at some point in their learning journey: You’re going to get your Portuguese adjectives wrong.

You might stick an adjective in the wrong spot …

Study in Your Jammies: Learn Portuguese at Home with Immersion and Resources

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We’ve gotten to a point in society where theoretically, you never have to leave your home.

Food and basic essentials can be delivered to your doorstep.

You have access to people around the world with your internet connection and you …

Try Not to Drool: Portuguese Food Vocabulary for Learners and Food Lovers

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Think of your favorite food.

Now imagine not being able to ask for it.

Scary, right?

Well, if you’re making a trip to a Portuguese-speaking country anytime soon, you’d better brush up on your Portuguese food vocabulary or get ready

12 YouTube Channels with Portuguese Lessons for Any Busy Schedule

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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

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

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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 …