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28:42

Diálogo 22 – Desaparecido no Concerto

October 18, 2016

Outdoor concert festivals are fun and everything… until someone goes missing! In this dialogue, a Canadian named Fred gets worried when his Portuguese friend João disappears unexpectedly. He attempts to file a police report in the middle of the night with an unhelpful officer who’d rather continue napping.

00:02:38

Mystery of the Disappearing Sounds (in European Portuguese!)

October 5, 2016

Have you ever been confused by the way Portuguese natives pronounce their sentences?

Even if you know the individual words, when used together they can sound completely unfamiliar. This is often because some written vowels mysteriously vanish when spoken.

Watch this short video now, because in the next few days we’ll launch a new lesson to help you master vowel pronunciation. You’ll learn why these vowel sounds disappear so you’ll understand European Portuguese better while making your own accent sound more native!

00:23:58

Tips & Tools For Learning European Portuguese

September 21, 2016

In this video, we cover some of our favourite apps, practical learning tips, and discuss some of the mindset challenges our members run into when trying to learn the language. We also answer a question we hear over and over again: “How can I confirm the words I’m learning are used in Portugal and not […]

00:39:45

Open & Closed Vowels in European Portuguese

September 18, 2016

Many learners find European Portuguese natives much more difficult to understand than Brazilians – mainly because when spoken, it sounds much more closed. In some cases, there are even vowel sounds that are barely audible! (Make sure you already saw the Mystery of the Disappearing Sounds as an entertaining 2-minute introduction!) In this 2nd of our 3 video lessons in this […]

00:28:50

5000 Portuguese Words You Already Know

September 17, 2016

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can look a Portuguese word you’ve never seen before, but still understand what it means? Or if you have already had a Portuguese conversation, you may have even successfully guessed a word you had never previously studied, just by changing the ending of an English word. When words are similar in […]

32:07

Artigo 22 – Portugal Campeão (Part 2)

August 3, 2016

In this second half of “Portugal Campeão“, we continue to celebrate Portugal’s futebol victory! Just like the last few episodes, we discuss vocabulary and grammar useful in every day life, even if (like us) you don’t follow sports! Make sure to listen until the end where Rui gets a little bit hyper… and musical! (Too much […]

01:03:24

Artigo 21 – Portugal Campeão (Part 1)

July 17, 2016

We celebrate Portugal’s futebol victory with a play-by-play of how it all went down, including tons of useful expressions and vocabulary, soccer/football related and otherwise. With Rui and Joel’s lack of sports knowledge (sports experts, you’ve been warned), we hope this episode is as educational as it is wacky! Show up for the multiple musical […]

37:20

Artigo 20 – A Família Vai Ao Supermercado

July 3, 2016

Marco and Ana take their kids to the “supermercado”, giving us an opportunity to learn some new vocabulary surrounding food. First, Rui reads the entire article all the way through, then Rui and Joel split the text into sections to discuss vocabulary, Portuguese culture, and useful expressions you’ll hear on a daily basis while in […]

00:08:39

A Lenda da Rainha Santa Isabel 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 […]

19:36

Artigo 19 – Um Dia Na Praia

June 5, 2016

Are you just starting to learn Portuguese? This episode is perfect for you! It is A1/A2 level with simple vocabulary and grammar, but read by a native speaker, so it’s ideal for all levels to practice their pronunciation and listening comprehension! In addition, whenever we comment on the text, we take the opportunity to teach […]

15:05

Atualidade 2

March 13, 2016

At first we had the articles and the dialogues. Then came the legends, and now the “Actualidades” (Current Events): A boy who can’t read A minister who buys sneakers from a bum A news story that “puxa a brasa à nossa sardinha“ Pulls what?? Não sabes? Pois, mas podes aprender! Test your Portuguese, and your […]

00:04:42

O Joel Vai Ao Supermercado (Animated!)

January 31, 2016

We are excited to share with you another fantastic animated video by Wayne Wilson, of one of our classic episodes. A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this Practice Portuguese episode. Find more of his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Toyuki1 Please be sure to leave a comment to share your appreciation with Wayne!

10:57

Atualidade 1

January 15, 2016

It’s the first episode of current events! In this new format we will share the most discussed news stories of the week. They will be more dynamic episodes, in which Rui and Joel participate simultaneously. Are you ready?

00:14:54

Video: Uma Família Portuguesa, Com Certeza!

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) • Because of the […]

00:10:49

O Joel Inscreve-se Num Ginásio (Animated!)

November 10, 2015

Previously released as audio-only, this classic episode has been brought to life as a fully animated feature, by Wayne Wilson! Original audio version, released March 29 2014. A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this Practice Portuguese episode. Please be sure to leave a comment on the YouTube video to share your appreciation with […]

07:37

Diálogo 19 – O Joel Vai Ao Hospital

October 9, 2015

Update: January 12, 2018 – As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. The video is free for everyone to watch, plus our supporting Members get access to a special version with subtitles for improving comprehension. ~~~ Getting sick can cause pain […]