Does Mondly Teach European Portuguese?

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

11 Useful Websites for Learning European Portuguese

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In this article, we delve into the best websites available for learning European Portuguese. Whether you prefer structured lessons, interactive exercises, or casual learning through listening to audio, these websites cater to every learning style. From comprehensive language platforms to pronunciation guides and cultural insights, these resources are designed to guide you through every step … Read more

Where to Find Portuguese Videos with Subtitles

There are lots of ways to improve your Portuguese, such as taking one of the many great EU Portuguese courses, but one of the most appealing ways is watching videos with subtitles. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to find videos with subtitles. That’s especially true of European Portuguese – Brazilian Portuguese is slightly easier. … Read more

Review: “The Journey” from Portuguese With Carla

You may have come across Portuguese With Carla before. Carla runs a popular podcast, YouTube channel, and website where she teaches European Portuguese alongside her husband Marlon. Their latest innovation, The Journey, is an incredibly creative way of teaching European Portuguese – from beginner to advanced.  The Journey follows a story, which the trailer below … Read more

Does Rosetta Stone Offer European Portuguese?

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 Deepl Offer European Portuguese?

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If you’re learning Portuguese as it’s spoken in Portugal, you may have realised that Google Translate has a tendency to translate into Brazilian Portuguese. But what about Deepl? Yes, Deepl allows you to translate to and from European Portuguese. As of April 2020, it also offers translations in Brazilian Portuguese too. Many expats living in … Read more

How to Practice Writing in Portuguese

Like reading, listening, and speaking Portuguese, writing is its own skill. It’s possible to excel in the other three areas, but be terrible at writing in Portuguese. Unless you live in a Portuguese-speaking country, and work in a Portuguese-speaking job, you may not actually do a lot of writing in Portuguese. In Portugal, for example, … Read more

The Portuguese Places Where English Is Spoken Most

One of the most frequently asked questions on Portugalist is: how widely is English spoken in Portugal? Can I get by with English or do I really need to learn Portuguese?  You may have travelled or lived in other European countries like France or Spain where English isn’t always spoken. Portugal’s not like that. When … Read more

Learning Portuguese to B1 (Lower-intermediate) Level

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

Just How Different are European and Brazilian Portuguese?

If you’re thinking about learning Portuguese, you may have realised that there are essentially two types of Portuguese: Portuguese as it’s spoken in Portugal and Portuguese as it’s spoken in Brazil. But just how different are these two forms of Portuguese? After all, people speak different versions of English and most people understand each other … Read more