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Suntans and Samba! 15 Resources to Learn Brazilian Portuguese Like a True Brasileiro


Is the call of caipirinhas, Capacopana, Carnival, tropical sunshine and samba luring you in?

Are you chomping at the bit to get down to Brazil for the first time or fifth?

Well, before you can fully access all the wonders …

How to Learn Portuguese Grammar and Stop Fearing the “G-word”

how to learn portuguese grammar

It strikes fear in your heart.

The very idea of approaching it makes you want to hide.

When you accidentally gaze upon it, you recoil in horror.

Yes, we’re talking about grammar. For Portuguese students, learning grammar can be one …

Lights, Camera, Action! 50 Must-know Portuguese Verbs


Action gets your heart pumping and your adrenaline flowing.

But learning Portuguese doesn’t have a lot of action… or does it?

There might not be any big chases or major battles, but the Portuguese language is chock-full of as much …

15 Resources to Learn Portuguese with Videos


Watching videos can transport you to other realities.

If you watch a video on how to paint, you probably feel like you could totally paint those happy little trees.

If you watch a video of the Amazon rainforest, you …

Learn Portuguese with YouTube: Nail the Basics in Under 45 Minutes


Your YouTube addiction may have cost you a lot.

Hours of wasted time? Check.

Accidentally ending conversations with “don’t forget to subscribe”? Check.

The public embarrassment of your sad attempts at capoeira going viral? Check and check.

But finally, your …

Read Along: Learn Portuguese with Subtitles on 7 Stupendous Platforms


Wait—what did he just say?

I didn’t catch that at all. 

Is she even speaking Portuguese?

If you’ve tried to watch content in Portuguese, these phrases may have escaped your lips a few times. That’s because understanding spoken Portuguese can

12 Advanced Portuguese Lessons Online for Every Kind of Learner


Life is full of unexpected challenges.

A canceled flight can derail your vacation.

A huge pothole can make your drive a nightmare (and ruin your suspension).

A broken bone can destroy your budding professional Quidditch career, in a way …