Learn more about Faro, the largest city in the Algarve region of Portugal with plenty of charm.
Miguel’s mother tries desperately to get her son to clean up before a visit from his grandparents. Get familiar with the imperative verb form as she gives him instructions!
Susana is at the supermarket buying groceries to make food with Maria. On her way to the checkout, she calls Maria to make sure she got everything they need for their snack!
David is looking for somewhere to enjoy a cup of tea. Luckily, he meets Sara, who takes him to the tea room and teaches him some Portuguese vocabulary along the way.
In this episode, we once again analyze record audio clips from our brave listeners! We listen to the Shorty, “À Busca de Doces“, and explore how to make your Portuguese sound more native with pronunciation subtleties and word choice. We also clarify some other challenging concepts, such as the differences between “aí, ali, & lá”.
Today, the tables have turned, because YOU, (our listeners) are the main voices of this special episode! European Portuguese learners from around the world bravely submitted recordings of themselves reading our featured Shorty, “Um Encontro“. We listen to each one, while suggesting subtle improvements for perfecting their pronunciation, including some challenging vowel sounds, and rules […]
Before we usher in the New Year, Avó Odete wants to wish you a (belated) Feliz Natal! Recorded on Christmas Eve, Rui’s grandmother reminisces about how she met her husband, and shares her latest crochet projects with her fans. You’ll also learn the names of several traditional sweets and other food served during the holidays.
‘Tis the season… to spread misinformation about the origins of Christmas and Santa Claus! In this special holiday episode, Rui and Joel explore the food and other traditions of Christmas in Portugal, while featuring one of our latest Shorties, “a Consoada“. Boas festas a todos! 🎄
Dona Amélia, an old-fashioned woman who only believes in natural remedies, pays a visit to the pharmacy. Will the pharmacist be able to help her, despite her hearing difficulties?
Cláudio and Joana are a Portuguese couple who decide to take a trip to Tomar in a rental car. When it comes to driving, they can’t seem to agree on anything. Will they make it to their destination without driving each other crazy?
Luís and Manuel are having breakfast at a pastry shop on a Monday morning. Follow along as they order drinks and sweets and pay the bill.
Luís and his family took a trip to Sintra to embrace history and Portuguese culture. Let’s see how their weekend went!
In this episode, we deconstruct one of our latest “Shorties”. We go through some useful food vocabulary, discuss verb and tense choices, and Rui irons out Joel and Molly’s “estrangeiro” pronunciation! There’s also some exciting news about Practice Portuguese, especially for those of you who might be in the Algarve next weekend.
Isabel calls Ricardo so they can meet next weekend, but he has other plans. Instead, they end up talking about their holidays and sharing travel recommendations.
Maria and José are a couple from Porto who traveled to Coimbra on a tour organized by the parish council. After a disappointing experience, will they be bold enough to complain to the mayor?
Ricardo is a law student who is studying far away from his hometown. Follow along as he talks about his life and what he likes to do in his spare time.
This patient decided to follow his wife’s advice by making an appointment with his doctor. Let’s see how his check-up goes!
Manuel is a 20-year-old man who studies medicine in Porto. Learn more about his family and how he spends his time.
Luís and Maria decide to go out for dinner in a fancy restaurant without making a reservation. Learn some useful phrases for ordering food in a restaurant and discover some popular Portuguese dishes.
Meet Filipe and follow along with his weekly routine to see how this young Portuguese man goes about his daily life.
Senhora Ana goes to the pharmacy to get some medications for her allergies. A few days later she returns with an unexpected situation…
Mr Mário just arrived in Lisbon for the first time. As he searches for his hotel, Mr António kindly provides some information and tips to help him find his way around the city.
Rui sends a letter to his friend Maria. Follow along as he asks about her life and tries to convince her to join him on his next holiday in Évora.
Marta and António meet randomly in Lisbon and have an interesting conversation about their lives and professions.