Master European Portuguese on YouTube with These 8 Amazing Channels

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Among the many resources for learning Portuguese from Portugal, YouTube stands out as an exceptionally useful website for language learners. The platform offers an abundance of free lessons, making it a cost-effective solution for those keen to dive into the world of learning European Portuguese. And if you have a smartphone, you can learn on … Read more

BETTER Alternatives for Basic Portuguese Phrases

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Are you still using super basic sentences you learnt in a phrase book, but want to sound more like a local? If you are sick of using the same old tired phrases when you are practising your conversation skills in Portuguese, this blog article is going to give you an upgrade. A boring old “bom … Read more

31 Weird & Funny Portuguese Phrases

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One of the most challenging (but also most fun) parts of learning a new language is learning the unique cultural expressions, idioms, and colloquialisms that are used in the language. Learning European Portuguese is no different: you’ll find lots and lots of unusual turns of phrase here. If you want to learn more, Practice Portuguese … Read more

Living in Portugal VS France: Which is Better for Expats?

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You may be considering whether to move to France or Portugal (or even Spain or Portugal, Italy or Portugal, or Greece or Portugal) and you’re wondering which one is best?  Well, it depends. While you may be more familiar with France, French culture, and maybe even the French language, there are lots of reasons that … Read more

How to Book A CAPLE Language Exam

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At some point in your journey of learning European Portuguese, you’ll want to sit down and book the Portuguese exam. Most people sit the A2 (usually referred to as CIPLE on Portuguese websites) which is the minimum level required to apply for Portuguese citizenship, but there are others that sit the other levels, often for … Read more

Where to Get Practice Papers for the Portuguese Exams

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If you’re learning Portuguese and planning to take a Portuguese exam, such as the A2, you’re probably wondering if there are any past papers you could look at. Past or practice papers are helpful, not just for practicing your Portuguese, but for getting an idea of what the exam will be like.  Unfortunately, getting a … Read more

Moving to Portugal from Turkey

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Moving to Portugal from Turkey can be an exciting and life-changing decision. Portugal, known for its beautiful landscapes, warm climate, and golden, sandy people, offers many opportunities for those looking to start a new chapter in their lives. For Turkish citizens considering this move, obtaining residency in Portugal can bring several benefits. One of the … Read more

Moving to Portugal from The Netherlands

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For the past few decades, Portugal has been an incredibly popular destination for those looking to escape the dark and colder climes of The Netherlands in favour of somewhere warmer. As well as its climate and beautiful beaches, Portugal also offers a more laid-back lifestyle and lower cost of living. If you have a Dutch, … Read more

Moving to Portugal from Singapore

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More and more people are moving from Singapore to Portugal. While Singapore offers fantastic job opportunities, conveniences, and a good quality of life, Portugal offers a more laid-back lifestyle that is less work-orientated and more family-focused. Like Singapore, Portugal is relatively safe. It has a lower cost of living, beautiful beaches, and year-round warm weather. … 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