7 Great Reasons to learn Portuguese

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Are you on the fence about learning Portuguese? Learning Portuguese does take a lot of work, but there are a lot of benefits to being able to speak Portuguese as well. Here are just six of them. It’s essential for living in Portugal Yes, you can live in Portugal (particularly the Algarve and Lisbon) and … Read more

20+ Portuguese TV Shows (With Subtitles) That You Can Stream

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Watching Portuguese TV can be a great way to learn a few new Portuguese words and phrases and immerse yourself in the sounds of the Portuguese language. Unless your Portuguese is already at a very good level, you’re going to need to watch TV with Portuguese subtitles (legendas). That way, you can listen and read … Read more

Portuguese Slang, Insults & Swear Words You Might Need to Know

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Do you need to know Portuguese slang or Portuguese swear words? Probably not. Most of them (hopefully) won’t come up in your day-to-day conversations, but you will hear them or see them written down from time to time.  You’ll hear them in traffic, particularly from taxi drivers. You might even hear them shouted at you. … Read more

10+ Podcasts For Portuguese Language Learners

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Podcasts are a handy language learning tool to have your arsenal, particularly if you have some regular free time where you can listen to them such as during a commute to work. They can work well when used in addition to a Portuguese course, providing you with new vocabulary and repetition of things you may … Read more

15+ Portuguese Courses That Cover European Portuguese

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It may feel like there aren’t many courses for learning European Portuguese, especially when you compare it to the number of Brazilian Portuguese resources, but there are actually more than 15 different courses and textbooks available. And, that’s before we get onto podcasts, apps, and other helpful resources. That’s right! You don’t have to come … Read more

Learn European Portuguese for FREE: 35+ Resources

Learning a new language can be expensive. And, even though it’s very difficult to learn a language without spending any money, that doesn’t mean you can’t make things cheaper.  When it comes to learning Portuguese, there are lots and lots of FREE resources out there — everything from vocab apps to Portuguese TV shows that … Read more

8 Portuguese phrasebooks for your trip to Portugal

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If you’re visiting Portugal, or you’re beginning to learn Portuguese, a Portuguese phrasebook will come in handy. English is spoken in Portugal, particularly in urban areas and amongst younger generations, but that isn’t always the case. And, it’s much more fun (and polite) to learn some basic Portuguese. There are several Portuguese phrasebooks out there, … Read more