Have you ever wondered how to celebrate Easter in Portugal?
Portugal is a country with deep Catholic roots, so Páscoa Play slow audio Play normal audio Easter is a big celebration there. In fact, it’s probably the second biggest holiday after Christmas. Páscoa marks the remembrance of the death and rebirth of Jesus CristoJesus Christ.
People of Lisbon reached out to us a few days ago to film a day in the life of Rui, Joel, Clara and Practice Portuguese. We knew that Stephen and Rita did excellent work, creating beautifully artistic video portraits of Lisbon residents from all walks of life. But we were blown away by how they captured […]
Most of the resources on PracticePortuguese.com were developed for adult learners, but we know there are a lot of children out there who want to learn European Portuguese too! We often get the question – do you teach Portuguese for kids? Well, one day we hope to have the option for a more kid-focused curriculum, […]
In this article by Lena Strang, originally published in Tomorrow Magazine, she shares an inside look at the Algarvian dialect and how it complements the lively culture of the Algarve region of Portugal. Throughout the article, you can listen to examples of how Portuguese is spoken in the Algarve. Then, to explore the character and […]
What’s it Like to be a Vegetarian in Portugal? In a country of meat and fish-lovers, many wonder if it’s easy to be a vegetarian (or a vegan) in Portugal. As you may have realized, much of traditional Portuguese cuisine is very meat-centric. Many of these dishes are tied to the history and traditions of […]
Are you Ready to Learn European Portuguese this Year? With a new year comes newfound motivation and ambitions. Many are looking for a kickstart to their language-learning goals, but diving right into European Portuguese can be overwhelming. As a beginner, maybe you’ll buy a grammar book, bookmark a few websites, look up some basic phrases, […]
Wine is clearly the most popular beverage in Portugal, but let’s not forget about ! Ordering a draft beer in Portugal will typically cost you about 1€ – 3€ (or even less if you go with a bottle)! In mainland Portugal, the most common types are light, lager-style beers from 2 companies: Super Bock (made […]
Portuguese cheese is a frequently found on the table, both at homes and in the restaurants of Portugal. Slices of regional cheese and ham are often served together with bread, olives and pates as starters. Although today there is a huge variety of cheeses and most are made on an industrial scale, traditional cheeses are […]