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Passionate About Forró? Portuguese Terms You Should Learn Before Hitting the Dance Floor


A rather campy accordion melody gallops across the dance floor.

This is chased by a thumping bass drum and a tinkling triangle.

And in spite of the sweltering night heat, couples are glued together—foreheads, tummies and thighs—wiggling and quivering in …

Get Inspired: 7 Portuguese Blogs to Skyrocket Your Motivation


Learning Portuguese isn’t just about memorizing conjugations and nailing those tricky pronunciations.

It’s also about music and dance, finding exciting new cities and learning new cultures.

That’s where Portuguese blogs come in.

There are so many tools for learning Portuguese

The 5 Best Brazilian and European Portuguese Textbooks for Any Learner


For most Portuguese learners, a major focus of the adventure is a textbook or self-learning guide.

You can think of a great textbook as a guide into the wild jungle of the Portuguese language—a guide who knows all of …

6 Portuguese Dictionary Apps for Your Smartphone That Are Hella Handy


Need to look up an intriguing word you came across at a marabenta party on a beach in Mozambique?

Heard cool new vocabulary at a samba rock dance in São Paulo, or a fado concert in Lisbon?

Just snuggled up …

The 9 Key Online Tools for Your Portuguese Learning Adventure


If you want to learn Portuguese, you should really hop on a plane to São Paulo, pop over to Vila Madalena, and immerse yourself in endless wild evenings of great food, caipirinhas and samba rock.

You’ll be fluent

The 13 Snazziest Podcasts from Brazil for Improving Your Portuguese


Want to make your staid subway ride into Manhattan a bit more like a journey on the São Paulo metro?

First, close your eyes.

Pretend that the platforms are a bit cleaner and that there are fewer hipster beards and …

Pocket Portuguese: 8 Must-have Apps for Portuguese Learners


There can be interesting worlds inside your pocket.

For example, you lucky Portuguese learners can fit a realm of vocabulary, grammar, cultural insight and expressions right in the tiny cloth pouch sewed to your pants.

Language learning apps give