Author Archive | Thalita Alves

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 …

Once Upon a Time: Learn Portuguese with Easy Portuguese Short Stories


Once upon a time, there was a language learner who wasn’t that keen on cliches—but they did love a good short story.

The simplicity of the genre is all that’s needed to captivate readers, young and old. After all, these …

Authentic Brazilian Portuguese Listening in 11 Podcasts


Podcasts have come a long way.

Initially, they were just a niche thing that only a few people listened to.

Now, they’re on everyone’s radar.

Loud and clear.

Now, there are podcasts on just about every single topic or issue.…

12 Handy Resources with Exercises for Portuguese Grammar Practice


How does hearing bad grammar make you feel?

For me, it’s kind of like hearing someone pound the wrong chords on a grand piano—dissonant, unnatural and clunky.

And you definitely don’t want your Portuguese to sound like that!

Luckily, just …

7 Top Portuguese MOOCs for Coursing Through the Language


Let’s look back at when the World Wide Web was in its nascent stages.

Its creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, had this incredible vision.

He imagined that the internet would be a place where people could share information without any …