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12:52

Diálogo 26 – Resolver Um Problema Ao Telefone: Alô?!

September 1, 2017

Update: April 10, 2018 – As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. The video is free for everyone to watch, plus our supporting Members get access to a special version with subtitles for improving comprehension.

Telephone and Internet service companies are notoriously painful to deal with, and Portugal is no exception! In this dialogue, a pushy representative from “VOZ” calls in an attempt to recapture a former client. Have you had the pleasure of dealing with one of these services in Portuguese yet?

15:51

Aprender Português? Vejo-me Grego! (Video)

February 28, 2017

In this video, Joel (o Canadiano) interviews Pedro, a personal trainer in Lisboa. When he saw which videos and website his Greek girlfriend was using to learn Portuguese, he immediately recognized Rui and Joel as members of the gym!

Instead of just taking a photo together, we decided it would be a bigger surprise for her to see her boyfriend pop up in her YouTube activity feed! So we recorded this interview to make it happen…

During the conversation, we discuss:

• Common challenges that make Portuguese difficult for non-natives to master

• Learning your partner’s language while in a relationship

• Specific grammar and pronunciation peculiarities in European Portuguese

Disclaimer: Since this interview is spontaneous and Joel is not a native speaker, he makes a few mistakes (eg. “Isto é” instead of “Este é” when introducing Pedro!) Members who see the subtitles / transcription will see the corrections, and hopefully learn from these common errors. But for those who just hear the audio or view the video without subtitles, just make sure to take Joel’s grammar with a grain of salt and focus more on Pedro! 🙂

Video: Uma Família Portuguesa, Com Certeza!

December 31, 2015

At our house, there’s plenty of excitement! In this video, Avó Odete creates chaos by trying to explain Christmas and the end of the year. Can you guess her resolutions for 2016?

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07:37

Diálogo 19 – O Joel Vai Ao Hospital

October 9, 2015

Update: January 12, 2018 – As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. The video is free for everyone to watch, plus our supporting Members get access to a special version with subtitles for improving comprehension.

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Getting sick can cause pain and suffering, but it’s often not as bad as the hours spent in the waiting room of a hospital!

In this episode you’ll find out what to expect from your first Portuguese hospital visit.

10:47

Diálogo 13 – O Joel Inscreve-se Num Ginásio

March 29, 2014

The Canadian’s back! Joel still lives in Lisbon and this time he wants to sign up for a gym membership. Has his Portuguese improved?

Updated November 10, 2015 – As a gift to us and all of the other Practice Portuguese fans, fellow member Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. You can watch it below in the Premium Features, whether you are a member or not.

05:39

Diálogo 11 – Pizza na Hora, Márcio o Brasileiro

November 5, 2013

Pizza na Hora receives another order, but this time the problem is communication. Is it possible that a Portuguese can’t understand a Brazilian?

Updated January 29, 2015 – As a gift to us and all of the other Practice Portuguese fans, fellow member Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. Watch it here.

05:48

Artigo 3 – Pastéis de Belém ou de Nata?

April 18, 2013

Have you tasted Lisbon’s most famous sweet? Discover the history of the pastéis de Belém and find out if there really is a difference between this and the pastel de nata.

Updated March 5 2015, special notice for logged-in members: Previously released as audio only, this classic episode has been brought to life with beautiful visuals by animator (and friend of Practice Portuguese), Wayne Wilson! A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this classic Practice Portuguese episode. Find more of his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Toyuki1

Please help us thank Wayne by leaving your comment on the public version on YouTube (non-subtitled) version of this episode. Enjoy!

18:40

Episódio 1 – Fotografar Comida em Restaurantes / O Sono e o Álcool

February 3, 2013

Update: August 3, 2018 – As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon! The video is free for everyone to watch, plus our supporting Members get access to a special version with subtitles for improving comprehension.
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The articles in this first episode are:

  • Fotografar Comida em Restaurantes
  • O Sono e O Álcool

We are proud to present the first of many episodes of the Practice Portuguese Podcast. We have many projects planned for European / Continental Portuguese learners, and is just the beginning.

If you enjoyed this podcast, we would be very grateful if you would share a review in the iTunes Store. It will help spread the word and inspire us to continue making new episodes.

Aproveita!

iTunes Store description:

Practice Portuguese is for the European Portuguese learner who wants to take the next step towards improving their listening and speaking skills. Don’t worry if you can’t understand everything at first. Just keep listening and your comprehension will improve with each episode.

A melhor forma de aprender uma língua é ser exposto a diálogos da vida real com pessoas nativas dessa língua. Practice Portuguese é para estudantes de português europeu que procuram dar o próximo passo em conversação e compreensão oral.