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

The Complete Guide to Retiring in Portugal

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Sunshine, a lower cost of living, and a laid-back way of life – with all of these selling points, it’s no wonder that Portugal is one of the most popular places to retire to in Portugal. Portugal attracts retirees from all over the world but is particularly popular with those from countries like the UK, … Read more

Can UK Citizens Still Retire in Portugal After Brexit?

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For many Brits, the main focus of the retirement plan is moving to a warmer European country like Spain, Portugal, or France. Brexit has made all of that a little more difficult, but the good news is that it’s still possible to retire in Portugal – and Portugal is one of the easier European countries … Read more

Portugal VS Italy: Where Should Expats Choose to Live?

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If you’re thinking about moving to a European country but you’re not sure which one, you may have short-listed Portugal and Italy. Both are beautiful countries with fascinating histories, excellent food, and a million other reasons to move there. But while that may make both countries great to visit, which is the better country to … Read more

Where to Buy Electronics & Appliances in Portugal

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If you’re planning on moving to Portugal, you may be wondering where you buy electronics and appliances and what the cost is likely to be. For those coming from the UK or US, the cost may be more than you’re used to paying, but due to the cost of shipping, the challenges of getting your … Read more

Can Brits Still Buy A Property in Portugal After Brexit?

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Brexit is a confusing thing that has created more questions than answers. For a lot of people who planned to spend more time in Europe, it has thrown plans into disarray or, at the very least, just made everything more complex. One of the questions that many people have is whether or not they can … Read more

How Long Does It Take to Learn European Portuguese?

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One of the challenges of moving to most countries in Europe is having to learn the language. However, that’s one area where Portugal is a much easier place to live than France, Spain, or Italy: English is widely spoken in Portugal, particularly in places like the Algarve, Lisbon, and Porto.  In fact, many people manage … Read more

Reviews: DinoLingo – A Fun Portuguese Language Learning App for Kids

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DinoLingo is one of the few European Portuguese teaching resources that’s aimed at children. It’s designed to teach a foreign language in a gamified and immersive manner, using cartoons, games, and songs so it feels like watching a cartoon rather than taking a language class. It’s an ideal resource if you’re planning to move to … Read more

Oops! I Started Learning Brazilian Portuguese (and not European Portuguese)

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One of the most common mistakes people moving to Portugal make is by downloading an app that teaches Brazilian Portuguese (e.g. Duolingo or Babbel) and not European Portuguese. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! A lot of people don’t initially realise there’s a big difference between “European Portuguese” and “Brazilian Portuguese.” After all, the differences … Read more