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.
João and Marco are longtime friends who often meet up for coffee to catch up on each other’s lives. Find out what happens after João takes Marco’s advice on saving money at the supermarket.
Two neighbours meet on a bus back to their village after a trip to the local market. On the way home, they talk about the meals they are going to prepare with their new purchases. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan.
Miguel and Sara have a hard decision to make: Where should they eat Francesinha? A coin toss sends them on their way, but the couple is in for an unexpected surprise.
Joaquim is a man from Viseu who lives in a small house in the centre of Lisbon. Get to know more about Joaquim and the place he calls home!
Daily routines: tedious for some, but essential for others. Embrace our customs by following along with a typical Portuguese daily routine.
Dona Gertrudes, a retired 65-year-old woman, has just a received a surprisingly large bill from her gas company. Upset and nervous, she attempts to sort the matter out on the phone.