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Rui’s father has appeared in many videos over the years to share his latest tips and advice, always with a healthy dose of comic relief!
10:23

Cabelos, Tesouras e Desilusões

Hair, Scissors, and Disappointments

October 22, 2018

Salvador and Mariana (– no, Adriana! –) visit a hair salon to freshen up their looks, but quickly find themselves in a hairy situation! In this episode, you’ll learn lots of new vocabulary and expressions that should come in handy the next time you find yourself going under the scissors…

30:26

Certificado de Residência (Como Pedir… Em Algarvio!)

Residence Certificate (How to ask for one...in the dialect of the Algarve)

July 8, 2017

In what might possibly be our most ambitious Diálogo to date, we explore some of the delightful bureaucracy that surrounds obtaining a residency permit in Portugal. With Michael (our special guest estrangeiro) moving to Algarve, we get a chance to explore some of the vocabulary and pronunciation quirks that set this region apart from the rest of Portugal!

A special “obrigado” to our friends who helped us put this episode together:

Michael Reeve – provided his guidance, ideas and voice talent (from afpop.com, an organization that provides support to foreign residents and visitors throughout Portugal)
Rui Coimbra Sénior – O pai do Rui!
Eliana Silva – talented voice actress who not only brought the female characters of Algarve to life, but also helped us make sure the script was as authentic as possible

You’ll definitely find some of this Algarvian dialect challenging, but we’ll go over a lot of this episode’s content in a discussion between Eliana, Rui & Joel, to be released soon!

Note: This episode’s mention of afpop is not a paid endorsement, but just a friendly collaboration! 

Update August 1, 2017: As promised, we posted a follow-up episode to explore this dialogue in more detail. Once you’re done listening to this episode, make sure to have a listen to our follow-up discussion!

00:08:39

A Lenda da Rainha Santa Isabel ANIMATED!

The Legend of the Queen Saint Elizabeth ANIMATED!

June 30, 2016

Wayne Wilson is back at it again with another beautifully animated version of one of our episodes! This is one of our favourites, especially because it features Rui’s parents lending their voice talent as the king and queen!

You can find more of Wayne’s work on his YouTube channel. Please be sure to leave a comment to help us thank him for his countless hours of work.

08:39

A Lenda da Rainha Santa Isabel

The Legend of the Queen Saint Elizabeth

February 16, 2016

Have you heard the legend of the “Holy Queen”, one of the most beautiful Portuguese legends? She tells us about a miracle, but the most important thing is the message of solidarity we are left with. (With the participation of Ana Coimbra and Rui Coimbra Sr.!)

Video: Uma Família Portuguesa, Com Certeza!

Video: A Portuguese Family, For Sure!

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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00:14:54

Uma Família Portuguesa, Com Certeza!

A Portuguese Family, For Sure!

December 31, 2015

Na nossa casa, animação não falta! Neste vídeo, a avó Odete cria o caos ao tentar explicar o que é o Natal e o fim do ano. Consegues adivinhar as suas resoluções para 2016?

Like this special video-only episode? Tell us in the YouTube comments!

(Atenção: Nível de dificuldade = MÁXIMO)

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