Author Archive | Thalita Alves

Sounds Like…: English-Portuguese Cognates Sure to Look Familiar

english portuguese cognates

Does your Portuguese vocabulary need a quick boost? 

Then have we got some great news for you.

See, you’re currently sitting on a goldmine of information that you haven’t dug into yet.

We’re not talking about the hundreds of online

Perfect Your Portuguese Word Order Skills in 4 Steps


Portuguese learn you do to want?

Sorry, I mean: Do you want to learn Portuguese

Wow! Placing words into their correct spots in a sentence makes a world of a difference, doesn’t it?

If you were studying, say, Japanese, …

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 …

How to Learn Portuguese Grammar: 5 Steps to Successful Sentence Structure


You’ve put it off as long as possible.

You tell yourself that you’ll pick it up as you go along.

You’re dreading the day you have to sit down and actually learn it.

Ah grammar! How we love to hate …

Get By with the Basics: 45 Basic Portuguese Phrases for All Your Needs


How would you fare if we transported you to a Portuguese-speaking country right now?

Do you have enough phrases under your belt to find your way around?

Or would you likely get lost in translation?

If you suspect it’d be …

Fado to R&B: An Eclectic Portuguese Music Playlist for Every Language Learner


What’s the longest you’ve ever had a song stuck in your head?

Might’ve been days… even weeks.

Some people are probably still out there humming “Despacito.”

There’s nothing like the way a super catchy song can take hold of you.…

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Portuguese with News


This just in: Practicing Portuguese just got much easier.

We all know the value of reading in language acquisition.

Whether you’re into magazines, short stories or you’ve got a nose for the latest happenings from around the world, you …