Using a variety of different types of resources can give you a fresh perspective on learning Portuguese and helps you stay motivated. But we know money doesn’t grow on , so check out this guide to free and low-cost options for learning the Portuguese of Portugal from the blog Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal: […]
After almost two years of us putting all of our focus into releasing new podcast episodes, we realized that our website design and functionality was starting to slow us down. We were stacking new features onto the very basic website we had started with, which was working fine… but today, we are very proud to announce a brand-new PracticePortuguese.com, ready for 2015 and beyond!
Read on to find out more about these new features and upgrades. We hope you’ll find that our site is more beautiful and much more fun to use.
Updates Throughout the Site
• The home page has been redesigned to do a better job of introducing the Podcast, the people behind Practice Portuguese, and what we’re all about!
• We have also tried to do a better job of explaining the Premium features on the sign-up page, since we were having some questions about exactly what Premium Members receive in return for their support.
• Since we receive so many great emails from members (as well as passers-by), we created a Reviews page which allows visitors to see messages from other Practice Portuguese fans all over the world! Of course, we don’t include anyone’s full names or identifying information for privacy reasons.
In the past year, we have been blown away by all the positive feedback we have been receiving from iTunes listeners, blogs, googlers, and of course, our supporting premium members.
(We love to hear from our listeners and members, so send us a message to say hi! Escreve em português ou inglês, como queiras!)
With this encouragement and support, we have been exploring new ways to better serve the European Portuguese learning community.
More will be announced in the coming months, but for now, keep reading to find out what we have been up to more recently…
Here is another question from our friend Ihsan, to be answered by Rui:
Q: I was wondering if Portugal had different accents according to region like in Brazil…and if they varied greatly or differ only subtly? If there are different accents, which one does Rui speak?
Rui: Sim Portugal tem diferentes pronúncias que variam de acordo com as diferentes zonas. Os Açores têm a pronúncia mais marcada de todo o País (continente e ilhas) e talvez a que menos portugueses entendem.
I found plenty of discussions about how it’s really not recommended to speak Spanish in Portugal, but I couldn’t find anything the other way around. I’ll be going to Seville in a couple months, and in case I can’t use English, would I be boo’d at for trying to communicate in Portuguese, since I don’t know Spanish?
Rui: Nunca ouvi dizer que não se deve falar espanhol em Portugal, acho até que geralmente os portugueses têm mais facilidade em entender os espanhóis do que o contrário.