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Rui and Joel Crash the “Pandilha” Live Show

September 9, 2021

We recently had the pleasure of participating in the online liveshow, “Pandilha”, where we discussed how Practice Portuguese got started. You can watch the full interview (with English subtitles available). We’d love to have you learn European Portuguese with us, so remember to visit our website to learn more! Thanks to the wonderful hosts Mónica […]

O Dia da Vacina

The Day Of The Vaccine

March 7, 2021

Anselmo gets the Covid-19 vaccine. Follow along to prepare for the questions you may be asked at your appointment. This episode is longer than usual (a Longy rather than a Shorty!), but it includes lots of useful vocabulary and expressions as the characters discuss medical history, symptoms, and some myths about the vaccine. Members can […]

Ready to Come About: Prologue

Pronta Para Mudar De Rumo: Prólogo

March 3, 2021

(Personal note from Joel): Sue Williams and her husband David are long-time Practice Portuguese members. After I read Sue’s sailing memoir about their adventures and hardships while crossing the ocean from Canada to Portugal (and beyond… then back home again!), I enjoyed it so much that we requested permission from Sue and her publisher to […]

A Calçada Portuguesa

The Portuguese Sidewalk

April 10, 2020

“Calçada portuguesa”, also known as Portuguese mosaic, refers to the decorative cobblestone patterns you see lining the sidewalks throughout the country. Learn more about this impressive pavement art that has become a trademark of Portuguese cities.

Influência Árabe na Língua Portuguesa

Arabic Influence on the Portuguese Language

July 18, 2019

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Portuguese language? Throughout history, the Iberian Peninsula was populated and governed by several different nations. This rich and fascinating blend of influences is reflected in both our language and our culture. (Note: This episode is a rare exception to our “Shorty” format, as it is about 5 minutes in duration)