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Learn Portuguese 101: A Complete Step-by-step Guide for Absolute Beginners

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Oh, Portuguese!

The nasal sounds, the incredible dialects, the diversity in its melody, the sense of humor!

It’s a chance to connect with others who speak the language.

What’s not to love?

We totally understand why you want to learn …

Say Hi: 31 Portuguese Greetings to Start Any Encounter on the Right Foot

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Greeting people in Brazil with an insecure handshake and a nervous smile?

Saying hi to your friends from Portugal in Spanish?

Never again!

While it is true that Portuguese-speaking countries will generally accept a firm handshake, a kiss on

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 …

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.…

Learning European Portuguese? Get Fluent with This Resource Guide!


So you want to learn Portuguese.

But not just any Portuguese.

Despite the already large (and ever-growing) number of Brazilian Portuguese speakers around the world, you want to learn the language of Portugal.

The language of that trendy destination that …