Pronunciation Mistakes English Speakers Make

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Native English speakers aren’t exactly best known for speaking other languages well… And I can say that because I am a native English speaker and when I speak Portuguese people are often shocked. “Inglesa? E falas Português assim tão bem?” So I have made it my mission to help those of you who have zero … Read more

How to Learn Portuguese From Scratch

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To learn Portuguese from absolute zero… Where would you even start? As a Portuguese teacher, this is one of the things I am asked the most by beginners, who feel completely lost. Should I get a textbook?  Which is the best one?  Should I start with grammar?  How do I practice listening?  When do I … Read more

At the Mechanic: Useful European Portuguese Phrases

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Navigating the intricacies of car repairs can be daunting, especially when faced with the added challenge of communicating in a foreign language. For those venturing into Portuguese-speaking regions, a trip to the car repair shop can quickly become an overwhelming experience. However, with the right set of phrases at your disposal, this seemingly complex task … Read more

How to to Learn Portuguese in Porto

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For many, the allure of learning a language is not just about the words and grammar, but the culture and experiences that come with it. And Porto, with its rich history and vibrant local life, offers a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Portuguese culture. As you wander through the narrow alleys, you’ll hear the … Read more

Learning Portuguese to B2 (Upper-Intermediate) Level

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A B2 level of Portuguese is a fantastic level to aim for. It isn’t as daunting as the C1, which can often take years to achieve, but it’s something that some people will be able to achieve in less than a year. Having a B2 or upper-intermediate level of Portuguese will give you the skills … Read more

Learning Portuguese to B1 (Lower-intermediate) Level

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While a lot of people aim for an A2 level of Portuguese, as this is the level needed to obtain Portuguese citizenship, aiming for a B1 or lower-intermediate is a lot more practical if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in Portugal. Ideally, you should use this as a stepping stone to … Read more

Learning Portuguese to C1 (Advanced) Level

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If your goal is to go about your day-to-day life speaking in Portuguese, you’ll want to aim for a C1 or C2 level of Portuguese. These are the advanced levels of language learning, according to the CEFR scale, with the C2 level essentially being native fluency. At this level, you’ll be able to read complex … Read more

Does Rosetta Stone Offer European Portuguese?

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If you’re planning to learn Portuguese, or any language for that matter, the first brand that springs to mind is probably Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone offers Portuguese on its website but if you’ve been learning Portuguese for a while, you’ll know that there are some major differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese. So which does … Read more

Does Mondly Teach European Portuguese?

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Up there with Duolingo and Babbel, Mondly is a popular language learning app where you can learn foreign languages like French, German, Spanish, and even less popular languages like Persian, Korean, and Latin. You can also learn Portuguese, but is that Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese?  Unfortunately for those planning to move to Portugal, Mondly … Read more