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European Portuguese!

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Learn Portuguese from Portugal 🇵🇹

…as it's spoken in Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and the rest of the country!

Are you planning to estudar study, trabalhar work or viajar travel in Portugal?

Become fluent in Portuguese before you chegar arrive!

Speak Portuguese Fluently

Improve your speaking and comprehension, with materials that adapt to your current nível level and personal learning estilo style.

Strictly European Portuguese, since 2012 🏆

We don't split our efforts across any other línguas languages, or even Brazilian Portuguese.

This narrow focus allows us to better serve learners of português europeu European Portuguese:

The best European Portuguese learning site

I love your site. It is without doubt the best European Portuguese learning site I have found over the last 10 years that I have been struggling to learn the language... It allows me to go at my own pace and go back when it's useful.

– Graham D. (Portugal)

Brought smiles to their faces

I used your website to learn a little Portuguese before traveling to Madeira, Portimão, & Lisboa. What I learned gave me the courage to say at least a few words in Portuguese, which brought smiles to the faces of the people I spoke to. I'm so glad I found your website... many thanks for all the effort and ingenuity you've put into Practice Portuguese.

– Diane P. (U.S.A.)

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A ton of resources

As a beginner, it gives me what I need to get started but has a ton of resources to keep me learning and take my education right through to an advanced level. It is such a massive resource and such a complete one.

– Chris S. (Australia)

Become a Member

€12 per month, UNLIMITED access

🎓The Learning Studio

European Portuguese, One Step at a Time

Our members-only course will immerse you in the most useful expressões expressions and vocabulário vocabulary, with addictive, interactive Lessons that make learning fun!

🔓All 400+ Lessons (in 60+ Units) are unlocked right from the start, so you can go at your own pace and skip right to the material most relevante relevant to you.

🔁 Lessons that Adapt to You

Your learning style and current Portuguese level são únicos are unique masc. plural.

That's why our Lessons automatically adjust themselves in real-time, based on your individual progress.

You won't desperdiçar waste valuable tempo time repeating material you've already mastered.

Relevant and current

Your website is the highlight of my days ... When I wake up, the first thing I do is go to your site and practice my Portuguese ... I absolutely love your program and I am so thankful that I found it! It feels so personal, and it's so much fun. The topics of the videos and podcasts are so relevant and current.

– Christine S. (U.S.A.)

Learn with Native Speakers

No robots here! 🤖. Practice with over 30,000 high-quality audio clips, recorded by Portuguese humanos humans!

Invaluable

Thanks for the amazing work on the learning studio. I'm doing A1/A2 at the moment and the ability to hear and read well enunciated European Portuguese is invaluable. I use the speech to text on my iPad keyboard to fill in the written answers where possible which I think is improving my own pronunciation.

– Warren B. (London)

Joseph & Eliana recording at Practice Portuguese's headquarters
Joseph & Eliana recording at Practice Portuguese's headquarters

Practice Speaking (beta)

Easily gravar record your own voice and comparar compare it to the native recordings.

Train your ouvidos ears, and rapidly improve your pronúncia pronunciation.

You can even have your pronunciation instantly analyzed, to check your accuracy.

New speaking activity

Finally I have found an online course that really helps me to learn European Portuguese - I find the new speaking activity particularly helpful.

– Chris W.

📚 Get Grammatical… or Not!

We want you to speak and understand Portuguese rapidamente quickly, so we don't force you to master the grammar right away. However, you can if you want to!

Learning Notes are articles that simplify complex grammar concepts, without getting overly technical. They're featured throughout the Learning Studio right when you need them most.

An example "Learning Note", for those who want to dig into the grammar!

🤓 Master Your Verbos Verbs

Verb conjugations and using them correctly is a cornerstone of European Portuguese mastery.

  • Practice conjugations of over 250 verbs most commonly used in Portugal
  • Hover over each verb tense to instantly see all the conjugations and their sample usage.
  • Keep track of your progress to focus on your weaker verbs, (eg. the trickiest irregular ones!)

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Verb modules are excellent

Recently I have been concentrating on my verbs - because I really needed to do that. I find your verb modules excellent. I like the fact that I have to recognise a verb only from the sound. That has helped me a lot.

– David A.

PRACTICE

with Audio transcripts, Video subtitles e muito mais and much more

Many learners can ler read Portuguese, but when a native actually speaks to them, they freeze up when they can't entender understand anything that's being said!

With an archive of over 200 audio and video episodes, learn how the language is actually used in day-to-day conversa conversation.

Sample Audio Episode:

Música Para os Ouvidos

Shorties NEW!

Bite-sized audio episodes, about 1-2 minutes long

Mini-dialogues are very helpful

These mini-dialogues are very helpful, especially for those of us who have not had much practice in listening to spoken Portuguese and trying to comprehend what is said! I very much look forward to them!

A Rotina do Filipe

August 24, 2019

O Manuelino

August 23, 2019

Acordas com os Galos?

August 23, 2019

O Sabonete Que o Cão Comeu

August 22, 2019

Onde É Que Fica O Hotel?

August 21, 2019

O Algarve

August 20, 2019

Tomar em Flor

August 19, 2019

Umas Férias em Évora

August 17, 2019

As Touradas

August 15, 2019

A Lenda de S. Jorge e o Dragão

August 14, 2019

Um Encontro Interessante

August 13, 2019

Promoções ou Armadilhas

August 11, 2019

Podcast

Our flagship audio program that started it all!
Wide range of levels, topics and show formats.

Visibly stunned

I started using your podcast when I was 22 and I'm 27 now, so it's been a massive part of my learning process. I actually got a chance to go to Portugal and was pleasantly surprised by how well I could communicate with the people there. I had to use it much more than I had anticipated, and in some of the towns we went to it was an absolute necessity. People were visibly stunned when I told them I was American and asked me how on earth I had gone about learning Portuguese. 

– Jonathan K. (North Carolina, U.S.A.)

Videos

Features animated episodes, as well as candid footage of Portuguese natives in their natural habitat!

Absolutely essential

This material may be challenging, but it is ABSOLUTELY essential for beginners… [I have] been focusing on hearing/distinguishing the sounds, and I feel confident that practicing this will make it much, much easier to hear – and THEN understand – native speech.

– Michele

Premium Features

To get the most out of all our audio and video episodes

Transcript

Sync the transcript to the audio, or scroll at your own pace.

Downloadable PDF's

For those who like a printable version for taking notes, or for using offline.

Word Lists

Learn Portuguese slang and expressions, and learn featured vocabulary

English Translation

Toggle on or off the English translations whenever you need them.

Quiz

Improve your comprehension and recall skills, and track your progress!

Speak!

Improve your pronunciation by repeating key phrases from the episodes.

🤓 Learn to say €12 euros por mês €12 euros per month

in other currencies:
🇺🇸 $12.45 dólares americanos $12.45 US Dollars
🇨🇦 $18 dólares canadianos $18 Canadian Dollars
🇬🇧 £10.68 libras esterlinas £10.68 Pounds Sterling
🇯🇵 ¥1460 ienes ¥1460 Yen
🇨🇳 ¥93 yuans ¥93 Yuan
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So impressed

I was searching high and low for somewhere to learn European Portuguese but options were somewhat limited. I was so impressed with your learning lab and how fun you make your videos that I had to sign up and try this.

– Kris C. (Florida, U.S.A.)

Extensive yet so simple

I think Practice Portuguese is amazing, it is so rich in content and extensive yet so simple to use with the easy units leading up to more complex stuff. I've only just started and am really impressed.

– Matt C. (Somerset)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who We Are


Rui & Joel at Practice Portuguese headquarters in Lisboa, Portugal

Special thanks to our wonderful equipa team:

Here are a few of our teammates who help make Practice Portuguese possible:

  • Joseph (Content, Forum & Support Master!)
  • Alex (Developer Ninja)
  • Molly (English Support & Admin Goddess)
  • Diogo (Forum Support)
  • Eduardo & António (Learning Studio Content Contributors)

A special obrigado thank-you to our audio/video episode talent, including:
Ana, Rui Sr., Avó Odete, Eliana, Luís, Márcio, Marina, Pedro, Kena and more! ❤️

The Co-Founders:

🇵🇹 Rui Coimbra

As you may have guessed, I'm the native Portuguese co-founder!

I've always been fascinated by how I can help estrangeiros foreigners navigate the challenges of European Portuguese.

Learning the language is the best way to understand a culture, and I'm excited to share with you a piece of Portugal 🙂

🇨🇦 Joel Rendall

Proudly born and raised in Ontario, Canada, I moved to Lisbon in September 2012. I quickly realized how difficult it was to find study materials that weren't Brazilian Portuguese, so with some technical skills and first-hand experience learning the language, I quickly found a passion for helping to fill this void. European Portuguese is a beautiful language that deserves to be made easily accessible to learners worldwide, and it's been a privilege to be able to serve this wonderful community.