Happy Portugal Day!
O Dia de Portugal
Memórias De Ontem
Memories Of Yesterday
Sofia and André talk about everything they did yesterday with their friends. Notice how different forms of the past tense are used throughout the dialogue.
Uma Consulta Ao Advogado
An Appointment With The Lawyer
A man receives a letter from the court related to an alleged unpaid debt. He meets with a lawyer to go over the claim and to find out what he needs to do next. Note: In Portugal, Doutor is a title sometimes used for anyone with higher education, not just for medical doctors.
Traveling in Portugal: Arrivals & Departures
We’re back with another video from our European Portuguese for Beginners series. This time, we’re continuing the discussion about travel and transportation vocabulary. We’ll focus on common Portuguese words you may hear during arrivals and departures, whether you’re on the metro, comboio, or autocarro. Stay tuned until the end for a short demo lesson, featuring […]
Forming Portuguese Numbers in the Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands
In the Numbers 1 unit, we gave you an overview of many different types of numbers, and we practiced with just 0-19. Now it’s time to pick up where we left off, so we can start using higher numbers. The lessons in this unit will focus on Portuguese numbers in the tens, hundreds, and thousands.
O Miguel Faz A Vontade À Gisela
Miguel Humors Gisela
Gisela tells Miguel about her new favourite TV show. Take note of the irregular verbs used throughout the dialogue.
Spelling Variations in Regular Verbs
After learning the rules for conjugating verbs, you may have noticed that certain Portuguese verbs are not spelled the way you would expect… If a verb is spelled and spoken completely differently, this is because it’s an irregular verb. But if it’s still spoken as expected, it probably just means it’s a regular verb with […]
Useful Vocabulary For Travel And Transportation
The new episode from the European Portuguese for Beginners series is here! Today our topic is travel and transportation. We’ll teach you the Portuguese words for different modes of transportation to help you plan your next trip, discuss your travel plans, or make your way around the city. Stay tuned until the end for a […]
Family Members in Portuguese
In this Learning Note, we’ll present a lot of Portuguese vocabulary related to different family members and loved ones. Then you can practice using these new words in the Lessons that follow. You may wish to add some of these words to your Smart Review, depending on which members of you like to talk about […]
Choosing Between Portuguese Prepositions
When you start learning about Portuguese prepositions, you’ll quickly realize that the translation is very dependent on context. This makes it tricky for non-native speakers to determine which preposition to use. In this Learning Note, we’ll review some commonly confused prepositions to help clarify these distinctions. Location: When to Use “A” vs “Em” The preposition […]
A Sara Vai de Férias
Sara Goes On Vacation
Sara writes an email to her colleague before leaving for vacation.
Asking For The Bill in Portuguese
In today’s video you’ll learn how to ask for the bill at a Portuguese restaurant and say how you’d like to pay. Be prepared for a question about “contribuinte”! If you want to end your meal like a true Portuguese, you’ll have to order a coffee, too. Just be careful because “café” may not mean […]
Spring is here, so it’s time to learn about the Portuguese tradition of “Os Maios”!
How to Talk to a Waiter at a Portuguese Restaurant
You did it! You ordered your meal in Portuguese, but the fun’s not over because you’ll probably need to talk to the waiter or waitress again throughout the meal. Whose dish is this? Do you want another beer? Ready for dessert? We’ll teach you simple phrases to use in these situations and more, plus vocabulary […]
O Cromo do Escritório
The Office Fool
Marcelo gets fired after stinking up the office one too many times.