Christmas in Portugal

November 12, 2020

It’s almost that time of year again! Whether you’re experiencing Christmas in Portugal firsthand or celebrating from afar, we want to share a number of our favourite resources to help you learn and communicate about the holiday season. Christmas Vocabulary and Phrases To start off, Practice Portuguese members can complete an entire unit about Christmas […]

Kissing Etiquette in Portugal

November 6, 2020

To Kiss or Not to Kiss? There’s more to Portuguese greetings than just what you say, so let’s talk about the cultural aspect as well, plus some other phrases that may come up during introductions. There is quite a bit of variability in appropriate greetings within different contexts, so you can’t rely on any strict […]

How to Type Portuguese Accents on an English Keyboard

November 5, 2020

How do I type Portuguese accents? This is a common question for learners, since if you’re like myself (Joel), you primarily use an English keyboard. To help you make the transition to typing accented characters in Portuguese, our Lessons include an accent toolbar that should appear at the bottom of the screen, whenever you’re asked to type. […]

October Updates!

October 12, 2020

Since the last newsletter about the launch of Smart Review, we’ve been hard at work, launching new features and new content to keep you learning European Portuguese! We’ve got a lot more coming soon, but today we’ll take a break to give you a quick round-up of some of the recent highlights: New Episodes 🍿 Em Português, Por […]

Developing a Routine for Learning Portuguese

October 11, 2020

We all wish there were more shortcuts, but at a certain point, learning Portuguese will come down to putting the study time in and getting enough long-term repeated practice with the language. The key to developing a routine for learning Portuguese is just to find a way to be consistent with your learning. Consistency doesn’t […]

The Best Resources for Translating English to European Portuguese

October 8, 2020

When you need to translate English to European Portuguese, or European Portuguese to English, it can be hard to find the right website. The majority of online resources draw from the Brazilian dialect. Consequently, while you can usually get a technically correct translation, it may not match the way Portuguese is spoken in Portugal. We […]