We’re back with another video from our European Portuguese for Beginners series. This time, we’re continuing the discussion about travel and transportation vocabulary. We’ll focus on common Portuguese words you may hear during arrivals and departures, whether you’re on the metro, comboio, or autocarro. Stay tuned until the end for a short demo lesson, featuring […]
The new episode from the European Portuguese for Beginners series is here! Today our topic is travel and transportation. We’ll teach you the Portuguese words for different modes of transportation to help you plan your next trip, discuss your travel plans, or make your way around the city. Stay tuned until the end for a […]
In today’s video you’ll learn how to ask for the bill at a Portuguese restaurant and say how you’d like to pay. Be prepared for a question about “contribuinte”! If you want to end your meal like a true Portuguese, you’ll have to order a coffee, too. Just be careful because “café” may not mean […]
You did it! You ordered your meal in Portuguese, but the fun’s not over because you’ll probably need to talk to the waiter or waitress again throughout the meal. Whose dish is this? Do you want another beer? Ready for dessert? We’ll teach you simple phrases to use in these situations and more, plus vocabulary […]
So you already know how to get a table at a Portuguese restaurant? Now it’s time to ask for the menu and place the order in Portuguese. Today you’ll learn how to ask and answer common questions that may come up during the ordering process. We’ll help you order a glass of wine, ask for […]
Join Rui (from Lisbon), Joel (from Canada), Eliana (from Algarve), and Marta (from Porto) as they are spoiled with an incredible wine tasting experience at “From the Vine” in Lisboa. They are hosted by their knowledgeable and friendly sommelier, André (from Brazil). This isn’t just any wine tasting – it’s your ultimate comprehension challenge with […]
Excited to try all the delicious food and wine at a Portuguese restaurant? Well, first you have to get a table! In this episode, we’ll teach you how to make restaurant reservations in Portugal, plus many useful phrases and vocabulary. Stay tuned until the end for a short demo lesson, featuring activities from the Practice […]
Here’s a little glimpse of what our Easter Sunday looked like at home earlier today. The struggle was definitely real, spending the day arguing with our 3-year-old about how much chocolate she should be allowed to eat! Almost as impressive as her negotiating skills, you’ll get to hear how our daughter’s language is coming along, […]
In today’s episode you’ll learn about a very important preposition — “com”, which means “with” in Portuguese. “Com” can be tricky because of how it combines with personal pronouns. For example, you can’t say “com mi” ❌. You have to say “comigo” ✅ – “with me”. Some pronouns take on a new form like this […]
Conjunctions are words that link other words, phrases, or sentences together. You’ll need them to start connecting your thoughts and forming more complex sentences in Portuguese. There are many different Portuguese conjunctions, but we’ll start you off with the 3 most common. Can you guess what they are? Stay tuned until the end for a […]
Let’s learn how to say “no” in Portuguese! To say “no” or to make a statement negative, just remember this one word and add it before the verb. This video is a part of European Portuguese for Beginners series that covers basic Portuguese grammar, vocabulary and common European Portuguese expressions. If you want to learn […]
In today’s video we’re going to introduce you to indefinite articles in Portuguese. Watch and learn how to say “a” or “some” in Portuguese, when you want to refer to a less specific instance of something. Stay tuned until the end for a short demo lesson, featuring activities from the Practice Portuguese learning platform, plus […]
In today’s video we’ll introduce you to definite articles in Portuguese. Did you know there are 4 different ways to say “the”?? 😱 This video is a part of our European Portuguese for Beginners video series that covers basic Portuguese grammar, vocabulary, and common European Portuguese expressions. Stay tuned until the end for a short […]
If you’ve been to Portugal, you’ve probably noticed the artwork covering the sidewalks. Have you ever stopped to wonder how it’s done? Now’s your chance to find out! Rui & Joel meet up with Jesse, a Practice Portuguese member and apprentice at the Escola de Calceteiros, as well as Nuno, a teacher at the school […]
Christmas has come and gone, but the Holiday Party 2022 is just getting started! Rui and Joel celebrate the holiday season with video submissions from our Instagram contest, with some hot wine mixed in for good measure. A special guest will draw the winner (or two?) to find out who wins a free Practice Portuguese […]
We didn’t know what to talk about, so Practice Portuguese team member, Molly, gave us a list of questions to answer! Topics include: pet peeves, where else in the world we’d live, binge-watching habits, favourite cuisine, biggest fears and much more! We also reveal some behind-the-scenes news of what the Practice Portuguese team has been […]
After almost a decade of Practice Portuguese, it’s time for us to move onto the next phase…
Walk through Lisbon with Rui and Joel as they explore the annual festivities of Santo António!
✈️ Part 7: It’s time to prepare for landing! We say “adeus” to Teresa and Fernando (for now), and Rui and Joel discuss collecting your bags, finding customs and more, as you get ready to explore your new destination! • Features Mónica Vale de Gato & Rui Coimbra. • Special thanks to Célia, Miguel F., and […]
✈️ Part 6: Are you as excited as Teresa and Fernando are for mealtime? Back at headquarters, Rui and Joel will teach you about different aspects of an inflight meal, and how to ask for a coffee at the end. • Features Mónica Vale de Gato & Rui Coimbra. • Special thanks to Célia, Miguel F., […]
Before leaving Canada, Joel and Rui spend the afternoon indulging in the strangest local craft beer flavours they could find. Should Portugal take notes and adopt some of these new flavours… or is it better to stick to the basics?
✈️ Part 5: Buckle your seatbelt and get ready to learn vocabulary about flight safety and takeoff! • Features Mónica Vale de Gato & Rui Coimbra. • Special thanks to Célia, Miguel F., and the whole team at TAP for their cooperation and collaboration! • In-plane footage filmed by Miguel Neves, with select stock footage provided […]
After a couple years without travel, Rui, Joel, and Clara fly to Joel’s hometown of Muskoka, in rural Ontario, Canada.
✈️ Part 4: Find your seat, stow your bag, and learn the different parts of the plane cabin. • Features Mónica Vale de Gato & Rui Coimbra. • Special thanks to Célia, Miguel F., and the whole team at TAP for their cooperation and collaboration! • In-plane footage filmed by Miguel Neves, with select stock footage […]