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 […]

Learn European Portuguese for Free

October 6, 2020

Want to learn European Portuguese for free? Even if you’re on a limited budget, there are plenty of ways to start learning the language. Here’s our guide to the best free European Portuguese resources! 🇵🇹 Free European Portuguese Audio & Video The audio and video for all of our episodes are completely free! (Most transcripts are […]

How to Remember Portuguese Words

October 6, 2020

Mind Over Matter: How to Remember Words in Portuguese By Lena Strang “When trying to speak Portuguese my mind goes blank mid-sentence and I just cannot remember words.” This is probably a familiar situation for many language learners. The amount of unfamiliar vocabulary you are faced with might seem daunting. How do you learn new […]

Why Do I Freeze Up When I Speak Portuguese?

September 25, 2020

The Fear of Speaking a Foreign Language Even after learning Portuguese for a long time, many still struggle with “freezing up” in real conversations. Why does this happen? They know the grammar rules and verb conjugations, they have a decent vocabulary, and they may even understand most of what they hear. When it comes to […]

When the Locals Respond in English…

August 31, 2020

One comment we hear from many of our members is that they are having trouble finding opportunities to practice conversation in Portuguese out in the real world. They get off to a great start: eagerly working through the units, doing regular reviews, memorizing verb conjugations, and spending time studying Shorties and Podcasts. Then, when they […]

Shortcuts for Learning European Portuguese

August 18, 2020

This guide will focus on how to learn European Portuguese fast! Did you know that each Portuguese verb can have over 50 different forms? 😱 With so many different tenses and moods to account for, not to mention learning both regular and irregular verbs, it can feel like a never-ending task. Luckily, to communicate comfortably […]