Cristina opens her first bank account in Portugal.
In the midst of a hurricane, the residents of a small town are facing one disaster after another. The streets are flooded and João’s house is on fire! A reporter is live on the scene to follow the events as they unfold. If only someone would get help…
Learn some useful vocabulary for using the internet as Vasco patiently helps Cremilde set up her first “Rostobook” account.
No gym? No problem! Learn some new exercise-related vocabulary and get some tips for working out at home.
Raquel talks to Francisco about her goals to stay productive during the quarantine.
Nuno and his cousin have the same favourite hobby. Find out what it is and how it is inspiring Nuno’s goals for the future.
Cristina greets her neighbour Sr. Alberto and tells him about a plan to help out the older residents of their apartment building during the quarantine.
As we adapt to the new reality of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s important to remain hopeful and to remember that ‘every cloud has a silver lining’.
Maria is a little grumpy today and Gustavo is trying everything he can to make her feel better.
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 of the letter “S”, and more.
A BIG “thank you” to everyone who bravely submitted their recordings. Let us know if you enjoy this and we’ll do more of this in future episodes!
(Learn more about the pronunciation of the letter “S” here: The Letters “S” and “C”)
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?