Practice possessive pronouns / determiners in this dialogue about Afonso’s birthday plans.
Explore the difference between the verbs dizer, falar, and contar in this dialogue between a brother and sister.
Jorge tells Soraia about meeting up with an old “friend” over the weekend. Notice the use of many regular and irregular verbs in the simple past tense.
Raul tells Soraia about his love of football (i.e. soccer for you Americans)! Use the dialogue to help familiarize yourself with a variety of conjunctions.
João is determined to become famous. He just doesn’t know how yet… This narrative uses many Portuguese-English cognates, so even as a beginner, you may be able to guess the meaning of many words!
Explore the basics of using gender in Portuguese. Listen for the feminine and masculine words within these back to back introductions. The meaning of each introduction is the same, except for one important difference: the first is spoken by a female and the second is spoken by a male. Notice how the words used are […]
Explore the differences between the verbs ser and estar, as well as some useful adjectives, as Adriano tells us about each member of his family.
Sandro and Noélia discuss whether or not it’s a good idea to let Ana babysit their children.
For many people, Christmas is the most anticipated time of year. Learn more about how this festive time is celebrated in Portugal.
Matilde and her mother decorate the Christmas tree!
A customer asks a grocery store employee for help finding the right kind of flour.
Luís and Carolina discuss their favourite Christmas songs!
Luís and Mariana head to the mall to find the perfect Christmas gifts for their parents!
João asks his grandmother to teach him how she makes her delicious oatmeal.
Learn more about the famous Portuguese actress, Alexandra Lencastre.
Miguel has a short conversation with Bruna before heading to the grocery store. Notice how the preposition “por” is used in a variety of different contexts throughout their dialogue.
Maria is in Porto on holiday. She meets up with her friend Luís and they make plans to go to a concert at Casa da Música.
Rodrigo lost his wallet again and Márcia is helping him look for it. Throughout the dialogue, notice the different uses of the preposition “em” and how it forms contractions with many other words such as in noutro, nela, no, etc.
Vitória goes out for drinks with her brother and a friend. Follow along as she orders beer in Portugal.
Isabel goes to a party where she doesn’t know anyone, so Eduardo tells her about each of the guests.
Tensions are running high as João and Alice arrive at a restaurant for their lunch reservation.
Renato asks for suggestions on where he and his family should eat lunch.
João and Bianca decide to try out a new restaurant for lunch!
After a long flight to Portugal, Joe is hoping to relax in his hotel room. Unfortunately, the guests next door are not making it easy.