Hear Ye, Hear Ye! 10 Portuguese Listening Practice Recommendations

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Living in Brazil taught me one very important language lesson: Portuguese listening practice is as important as any grammar book.

I remember thumbing through the Portuguese dictionary and not always being able to find the word I’d just heard.

That’s …

Don’t Give Up Now! 9 Portuguese Intermediate Courses to Push You Onward

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You’ve gotten the ball rolling on learning Portuguese.

But without a little extra nudge, the notorious intermediate-learner hump could make your learning come to a grinding halt.

When you decided you wanted to learn Portuguese, nobody told you that …

How to Properly Use Portuguese Personal Pronouns

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“Moça, você pode me ajudar?” (Young woman, can you help me?)

I turned to my friend in disbelief.

Did she just address an elderly woman as “girl”?

More alarmingly, did she just use the informal form of the pronoun for …

Stop Avoiding the Portuguese Subjunctive and Learn to Love It with This Guide

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.

There’s a Portuguese grammar aspect that learners dread studying.

They avoid it whenever they can, either constructing sentences that circumvent its use or just ignoring it altogether.

It’s the subjunctive mood, and …

Portuguese Adjectives: The Beginner’s Guide to Amazing Adjective Usage

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I’ve done it and so will you.

In fact, nearly every Portuguese learner will do this at some point in their learning journey: You’re going to get your Portuguese adjectives wrong.

You might stick an adjective in the wrong spot …

Essential Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: 8 Rules to Remember

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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 …

A Quick and Simple Intro to Portuguese Past Tenses

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Sure, Brazilian culture has a bit of an obsession with the here and now.

But speaking Portuguese also means hearing and telling stories of things that have already occurred.

And to do that, you’ll need to employ some of the