Eu te conheço? (Do I know you?)
Você me conhece? (Do you know me?)
Do you know your Portuguese pronouns?
You will by the time you’ve finished reading this post.
We all know how important pronouns are in a sentence. …
Hello there, reader.
I take it you’ve taken up the wonderful and rewarding challenge of learning Portuguese.
Of course, if you’re only starting out you’ll want to hone in on your basics.
And there’s nothing more important than knowing how …
For English speakers, just the thought of conjugating verbs in Portuguese can be nerve-wracking.
There’s just so much to learn, right?
More tenses, more irregular verbs, more rules to follow.
Don’t ever let that discourage you. Everyone needs to start …
A-B-C-D-E-F-G… Now say it back in Portuguese to me.
Okay, so you’re not quite there yet.
Don’t fret—by the end of this blog post, you’ll be a Portuguese alphabet pro!
Knowing your letters is the first step towards proficiency…
Spoken by millions of people around the world—including folks in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe—this Romance language is bound to captivate all those who learn it.
Yes, I’m talking about Portuguese!
Wouldn’t it be great …
Picture this: you’ve just arrived in a Portuguese speaking country.
As you exit the airport and get into a cab, your driver asks for your hotel’s address—can you tell him the street number?
Let’s fast forward a bit.
Maybe you’re tired of people mishearing what you say.
Perhaps you’re fed up with repeating yourself over and over again.
Or maybe you don’t have enough confidence to even speak up in the first place.
Whatever is motivating you to …
Fluency and grammar go hand-in-hand.
There really is no way around it: To speak correctly, you have to know the rules of the language.
If you’ve chosen to study Brazilian Portuguese, specifically, the list of rules you’ll need to learn …
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 …
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, …
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 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 …
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.…
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, 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 …
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.…
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 …
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 …
Want to enter the mind of a native Portuguese speaker?
No mad scientist or crazy brain-swap-operation needed.
All you need is an internet connection and access to the best Brazilian bloggers spilling their thoughts on the web.
No matter what …
Today, we’re going to be answering the million-dollar Portuguese question.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably done a fair bit of ground work and decided to learn the wonderful Portuguese language.
Now you just need to decide whether the Brazilian …
Imagine a world without words.
Think about what it would be like to not have any way of communicating your thoughts and feelings to other human beings.
Then picture yourself going on your dream trip to Portugal, getting …
In the world of language learning, “practice makes perfect” is more than just an adage—it’s a mantra.
And let’s face it: Nailing those Portuguese verbs, accents and grammar nuances calls for commitment.
But if you’re not quite getting the balance …
Want to restore your faith in humanity?
Just think about how much people love sharing their knowledge with others.
There is no clearer example of this great human quality than YouTube. Search for any kind of tutorial and you are …
Adding a bit of drama in your life can be a very good thing.
Well, the TV kind at least. But more specifically, we’re talking about Brazilian novelas and drama series.
As you’re about to see, these are an incredible …
Gone are the days when Portuguese learning was confined to a physical classroom.
You can transport yourself to the streets of Portugal or Brazil with just a few clicks.
Unless you’ve been living in technological isolation, you know that the …
Can’t go a whole weekend without catching the latest flick?
Love the plethora of movies available at the push of a button on all your gadgets and gizmos?
Well, you’re about to love them even more.
Let’s set the scene …
Portuguese learners, it’s time to turn up the volume.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a keen learner of the Brazilian dialect or a curious student of the classic European renditions—music is bound to conduct you into fluency.
What’s usually in your headphones?
Probably your favorite tunes, or maybe a the latest episode of that podcast you love?
Whatever you listen to, chances are your headphones are mostly playing audio in your native language, right?
Then it’s …
You know those crazy infomercials that try to make perfectly normal tasks look insanely difficult?
Maybe they’ll show someone spilling food all over the kitchen to sell you a Shamwow! or an unnecessarily fancy bowl. Or someone getting crushed in …
Movie buffs, this one’s for you.
We all love a good blockbuster, and our Lusophone neighbors know how to make some interesting flicks.
Best thing is, you don’t have to scour through the darkest corners of the web to watch …
Brazilian Portuguese learners, have we got a pocket-sized treat for you!
You can explore the language, culture and even cuisine of Brazil all from your phone.
Whether you’re hoping to boost your language skills, prepare for a trip to …
There’s a reason the old-fashioned radio has stood the test of time.
It’s such a personal medium, right? You get to know radio hosts and can feel like they’re talking right to you.
And these days, you can take the …
“Was it something I said?”
You might ask yourself that when the conversation suddenly stops and everyone seems to be looking at you.
It may have been a simple enough misunderstanding or a false friend—like trying to push a …
There’s a reason why we have two ears but only one mouth.
To learn a language, you need to listen.
That’s why learning Portuguese with audio is the path to clear understanding and perfect pronunciation.
Maybe you already think of …
Audiophiles and music geeks, have we got a treat for you!
Learning Portuguese is fun in itself, but we’re going to take things up a notch.
After all, there are so many musical wonders from Brazil and Portugal just begging …
Are you ready to dive into the deep end of Portuguese learning?
It’s time to submerge yourself in the language and Portuguese practice tools.
Fortunately for you, making that total commitment to your language study is much easier than …
Reading materials for Portuguese learners are ample and diverse.
They come in different forms and they’re all over the place.
Not only will they put your linguistic knowledge to the test, they’ll also capture your imagination.
It’s Saturday morning and you’re a kid again.
You’ve got a bowl of your favorite cereal and cartoons on the TV.
You don’t realize it, but you’re not just relaxing in your pajamas. You’re also learning a language—picking up …
If you haven’t tapped into YouTube’s educational treasures, you don’t know what you’re missing.
You can be a newbie who’s just starting to learn Portuguese or an advanced learner with years of experience, but either way, you can definitely find …
Print, online or on a tablet—everyone loves a good magazine.
This type of media continues to be very popular and widely accessible for news junkies, current affairs fiends and all kinds of lifestyle enthusiasts.
And for Portuguese learners, that can …
Flashcards aren’t the one-trick pony that they used to be.
These days, they’re so much more than little, rectangular papers.
They’re effective learning tools that should be in every Portuguese language learner’s toolkit.
Everyone can reap the benefits of flashcard …
Feel like you’re not getting enough Portuguese practice?
Want to really amp up your familiarity with the language?
Then immersion might be the way to go.
And no, we’re not telling you to pack up and move abroad, …
You can’t judge a book by its cover—especially when it comes to textbooks.
You might glance at a textbook and think things like “too formal” or “too academic,” but you’d be dead wrong in many cases.
Never underestimate the value …
Practice makes perfect, right?
That’s more true than ever when it comes to learning Portuguese.
Luckily, the internet has gifted us with many opportunities to thrive.
Think about your real-life experiences: Making a connection with native Portuguese speakers, who …