Rui and Joel invite you to explore some of the feedback we have been receiving from our listeners and members.

This is the kind of support that keep us growing Practice Portuguese! What do you think of our work so far? 

Note: Positive listener reviews and ratings from each country are vital to growing our community, and allows us to continue growing this project. If you happen to have any constructive criticism or suggestions for improvement, please email us instead of leaving a negative review, so we have a chance to respond to your concerns. 


102 Ratings in 14 Countries

Updated: 04.01.2017


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Listening to needs of your clients

Name: Karen
Location: Connecticut, US

Just read “Um dia na Praia”. It was great. Helpful to hear Joels explanations and Rui’s comments. Listened, read transcription aloud , then listened twice more. As a former teacher (once a teacher always a teacher) I applaud how you are growing, changing and listening to needs of your clients. This feels very personal. Thanks, obrigadinha.

The only way…

Name: Thornsten B.
Location: Berlin

I apreciate very much the work you both have done so fare with the website. I think it’s nearly the only way to become – at least for me – better in speaking portuguese. BTW I just started to support your project as a premium member…:-)

Lots of fun

Name: Kevin T.
Location: Houston, Texas / Angola
Thanks to you and Rui for There are so few resources available for those who don’t want to learn a Brazilian dialect. is a quality product, inviting and lot’s of fun… I listen mostly through iTunes but am a subscriber and also have downloaded a couple of the PDFs.


Name: Miguel
Location: Portugal

Olá pessoal! Obrigado por este site, é espetacular!

I felt comfortable conversing with people in Portuguese…

Name: Sema L
Location: United States

We are on our way home after almost a month in Portugal. I began learning Portuguese as best I could on line some months before we left. Although your podcasts were way beyond my level of comprehension, they were my only way to hear Portuguese as it is spoken and I had to listen to them one at a time, over and over, and translate word by word.the written dialogue on the website was really helpful. Amazing — I felt comfortable conversing with people in Portuguese. I could actually understand quite a bit and was surprised to find that words I had to look up working through the podcasts came to me without a lot of effort. And people we met in Portugal were patient and kind speaking with me and even told me I spoke well. Of course, they were just being polite, but it did encourage me. (it helps that I am fluent in Spanish.)

I intend to keep working on Portuguese and hope that I will be truly fluent when I return to beautiful Portugal. Keep up the good work.
Sema L.

I became a member last week…

Name: David H

I find your site to be excellent. I became a member last week. I have been trying to learn Continental Portuguese for almost two years with only minimal success. You are absolutely correct when you say that the best way to learn a language is to listen to the spoken word. Thats how we learn our own language as very young children…Again, great site.
Thank you.

I am Spanish…

Name: José V.
Location: Madrid, Spain
My level is basic, in particular speaking, because I am not studying any grammar at all.
I am Spanish and I am only studying, at least for the moment, the minimum for understanding. But while my speaking level is very basic my understanding is much better and your episodes help me for this primary purpose. Just in case this information can help you.

Eu vivo na Suécia e ensino cá português

Name: Pedro
Location: Sweden

Eu vivo na Suécia e ensino cá português. Neste momento os meus alunos estão todos no nível A1 e A2.
Eu gosto muito do vosso trabalho… Espero poder vir a usar com mais frequência os vossos materiais com os meus alunos.
Mais uma vez parabéns pelo trabalho até aqui desenvolvido. Uma ótima iniciativa.

my son who lives in portugal used your website to learn portuguese

Name: Michele
Location: UK

my son is a doctor working in portugal.he is scottish and now speaks and practices medicine in portuguese

Very good website

Name: Breeze
Location: UK

Very good website. Speaking quite slowly really helps foreigners to understand. Keep up with the good work!

You guys rock!

Name: Matti
Location: Turku, Finland

Olá! Im a premium subscriber…and a big obrigado for the great content. You guys rock!
Best regards,

I really enjoy studying Portuguese using your site.

Name: Takara
Location: Japan / Mozambique
By the way, this month, I have the test of CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação Português Língua Estrangeira by Universidade de Lisboa) here, Nampula city in Mozambique.
Anyway, I really enjoy studying Portuguese using your site.

I really appreciate the job that you do, guys! :)

Name: Zuzanna
Location: Poland

I really appreciate the job that you do, guys! 🙂 I speak Polish (native), English, French and I’ve been learning Portuguese since last year, all by myself. As it is not my first time (learning), I have learned some basics from the previous ones (languages!). By discovering the words or grammar which is simmilar, I can easily absorb Portuguese. And your podcasts give me that opportunity! 🙂

I have to admit, that most of the podcasts in the internet don’t sound as good as yours. By the word ‘sound’ I mean the voices, the quality and simply the modern way of editing the record. And, voila, here we have podcasts that I can listen to even ten times non-stop. Great job, keep going!

Very useful

Name: Iwona
Location: Poland

very useful Internet site for practising language listening skills

…sooo helpful!

Name: Ms. Barbara L

I’ve been searching for a place to hear European Portuguese and am so happy I finally found this website and course! It’s awesome — interesting topics, adorable guys (Rui and Joel), sooo helpful! I don’t understand all of it by any means, but gradually I’m able to hear more and more. By the way, long ago I taught French, and I do love learning languages, but spoken Portuguese (European) was particularly difficult to understand despite knowing French, Spanish and a bit of Italian. The grammar and vocabulary are easy for me, and now — yay! — I should be able to converse in Portuguese — not just speak, but understand answers. Muito obrigada, Rui e Joel!

this site is GREAT for me!!!!

Name: Dameon
Location: USA

Ive been studying Portuguese for a couple of years and can read it and write it fairly well. Hearing and understanding is harder because i dont live near any Portuguese expatriates and so I dont get to hear the language spoken at normal speed. for that, this site is GREAT for me!!!!

Nice work!

Name: Andrea
Location: United States

I just found your podcasts a few days ago and LOVE them. I learned Brazilian Portuguese a few years back when I traveled to Sao Paulo, and Im going to be visiting Portugal for the first time in a few weeks and trying to transition. I look forward to spending time on your site and listening and learning from your podcasts! Nice work!

great podcasts

Name: Emil
Location: Sweden

exactly what ive been looking for.

…people respond with compliments

Name: Paul W.

…largely due to listening to your podcasts, almost every time I speak Portuguese here people respond with compliments, particularly about my pronunciation and words like ‘fixe’ used, for example, with friendly waiters have produced gaffaws of laughter.

…this site is GREAT for me!!!!

Name: Dameon
Location: USA

Ive been studying Portuguese for a couple of years and can read it and write it fairly well. hearing and understanding is harder because i dont live near any Portuguese expatriates and so I dont get to hear the language spoken at normal speed. for that, this site is GREAT for me!!!!

..Such great material

Name: Pete
Location: Manchester, UK

Olá Rui e Joel! Tudo bem? Just wanted to drop you guys a quick message as a thank you for all your work in providing such great material. I just wanted you both to know how much its appreciated by subscribers like me who are hoping to learn the european dialect. I absolutely love the dialogue episodes and often listen to a few on my cycle to work…Obrigado!

Sou prof de Portuguès no Canadá

Name: Cristina
Location: Canada

Parabéns pelo vosso trabalho!
Tenho feito a divulgação do vosso trabalho na minha página do FB
e sou prof de Portuguès no Canadá ..
Mais uma vez Parabéns e votos de sucesso 🙂

Thank you

Name: Kasia
Location: Poland

My dream is to live in Lisbon. I fell in love with that city, no doubts about it. So I wish to be able to communicate this beautiful, but hard … language. I’m taking a course in my city, Poznan, and trying to find some more possibilities to explore different ways of learning. So, here I am – ready to the new adventure! Thank you for the huge job you put in running that page – obrigada!

Muito obrigado…

Name: Mitch
Location: Japan

Olá, Rui, Joel. Muito obrigado por um programa tão maravilhoso. Sou seu ouvinte ja algum tempo, mas nunca achei que vocês têm um canal no YouTube, também. Acabo de me inscrever para o seu canal e dar um “like”. Há muitos programas de português brasileiro, mas só existem poucos livros ou materiais que tratam de português de Portugal. E por isso o seu programa é recursos muito valiosos para todos que aprendam português de Portugal continuar a aprendê-lo. Eu mesmo crio programas de aprendizagem de línguas no YouTube, e sei que não é fácil continuâ-lo fazer. Mas eu espero que vocês possam continuar a fazer este programa e que o seu programa cresce ainda maior. De novo, muito obrigado.

…makes me feel like Im still living in Oeiras

Name: Saira

I lived in Portugal for 10 months last year, but Ive been back in the states for the last 7 months and have been seriously struggling to keep up my language skills. Thank you so much for this wonderful podcast. Its at a perfect level for me to maintain my speaking/comprehension abilities, and it makes me feel like Im still living in Oeiras. 🙂

This website is so helpful!…

Name: Robert
Location: Washington, DC

I just have to thank you guys for making this website. I am a Lusophile and one of my best friends is from Lisboa, and I have been trying to learn Portuguese on and off for the past 3 years. The lack of continental Portuguese training is astounding. I have been learning Brazilian, but everytime I go to Portugal (3 times in the past 2 years!), I still cannot communicate because I am unable to practice the European dialect. This website is so helpful! Keep it up! Im going back to Portugal this year in June, so hopefully by then Ill be a little bit more proficient!


Name: Bela
Location: Taiwan

É um website excelente para aprender português! Obrigada!

Ill be sure to recommend you…

Name: Elsa
Location: New York

Hello, First off, Id like to say how much I LOVE your show and after struggling for ages to find a resource to help me learn European Portuguese, I was thrilled to find you guys. … Keep up the great work, Ill be sure to recommend you if anyone is looking to learn Portuguese!

Learning by laughing

Name: Alfredo
Location: Italy

Very nice podcasts and muito engrasado! Learning by laughing its the best way to learn!

…pelos estudantes do mundo inteiro

Name: Csaba
Location: Hungría, viviendo en Espana

Oi pessoal! Bom dia , só quero agradecer a atividade o que fazem pelos estudantes do mundo inteiro. Sou Csaba de Hungria. Foi muito dificil encontrar site que ajuda estudantes a aprender a língua portuguesa , uma língua muito interessante. Os podcast da Avó Odete sao muito uteis 🙂 Obrigado pelos temas muito engracados também . Eu posso entender em geral o texto escrito mas nao o que se fala.. é muito dificil perceber quando uma pessoa fala rápido com estilo informal ..mas isso o que eu quero perceber e isso é uma diversao para mim 🙂 Mais além assim , desejo muito éxito á continuacao.
Até pronto, Csaba de Hungria

Os alunos adoraram…

Name: Z
Location: Poland
Muito obrigada pelo video. Vou usá-lo na próxima aula com a turma no nível A1. Os alunos adoraram o filme com o Márcio, o brasileiro que encomendou uma pizza. Depois vou escrever-lhes como foi. Agradço mais uma vez o trabalho que têm feito.


Name: Bustersil
Location: Netherlands

Obrigada pelos podcasts, gosto muito! Costumo ouvir no carro.

How fun and funny!

Name: Alexandra
Location: Born in USA, but lived all my life in Europe: France, Spain, and now Portugal

How fun and funny! Exactly what I need now that I live half the year in the Algarve. I love your grandmother, Rui! Especially explaining about the sleep you have lost making the subtitles! …

Everyone speaks very well of you! They say you are not for beginners, but I’m not one. You offer JUST what I need: practise understanding the spoken word, PT PT. My “Portunhol” is great, as I speak Spanish fluently. I can say what I need to say, with more or less Portu and more or less Nhol — everyone understands me. But I need to understand THEM, and that’s harder.

Congrats again on the wonderful job you are doing. You really fill a needed gap in online learning, and you do it in a very professional way, and as if that were not enough, you’re funny as well!

O melhor site…

Name: Cristina M.
Location: Australia

E um sitio fantastico para aprender e Praticar o portugues de Portugal. Os meus alunos na Australia usam-no…

…Para mim, como professora de Portugues na Australia, este e sem duvida o melhor sitio da internet para praticar o nosso Portugues

Muito útil para mim

Name: Martin
Location: USA

Ola Rui e Joel… gostaria de cumprimenta-los na sua iniciativa e bom trabalho. O seu website e muito util para mim…muito obrigado por tudo.


Name: Jieling
Location: China

Eu sou da China, chegue a Lisboa ha quarto meses, e levo dois a aprender Português na Universidade de Lisboa. Comecei ouvir aos vossos episódios desde um mês e meio passado.
Com este mensagem, queria dizer-lhes que os vossos episódios têm ajudado-me imenso! Cada vez sinto-me falar Português com mais certeza. Vocês estão a fazer um trabalho tão bom! Gosto muito deste desenho de duas versões – a versão lenta ajuda-me muito para entender toda a historia em detalhes! Os temas que vocês escolhem também são muito interessantes especialmente para nos os estrangeiros. Por exemplo, eu tinha sempre curiosidade do galo que aparece frequentemente na rua, e vocês então fizeram um episódio que explicou isso! Estou maravilhada sempre pela qualidade da produção. É obvio que vocês têm colocado muito esforço e energia nos episódios. Muito obrigada! Eu também queria participar num episódio no futuro se fosse possível!
Espero que todo vão bem com vocês! Se calhar, podemos encontrar-nos um dia no futuro, e naquela altura, poderei conhecê-los pessoalmente.
Muita sorte!!

Gosto muito!

Name: James B.

Gosto muito de Practice Portuguese, é inestimável! Boas Festas!

…A Marvellous Resource…

Name: Nick
Location: Uk

…I just want to say that it’s absolutely great what you are doing and a marvelous resource for learning the language. Muito obrigado…Regards Nick


Name: Isimoep
Location: Germany

I have learned portuguese as my second language, but now that im not living with my parents anymore im getting out of practice. I was looking for a way to practice portuguese for so long (always just finding courses for brazilian portuguese). Now im so happy i found your podcast! I would like to use the premium features, but i dont have a credit card, would be so great if you could add paypal to your paying options! But anyway: muito obrigado para este podcast!

Thanks so much…

Name: Kimberly
Location: Canada

Thanks so much for what you offer here. This is one of the best resources I’ve found for learning European Portuguese. I really enjoy your podcasts…

…this site is GREAT for me!!!!

Name: Dameon
Location: USA

I’ve been studying Portuguese for a couple of years and can read it and write it fairly well. hearing and understanding is harder because i don’t live near any Portuguese expatriates and so I don’t get to hear the language spoken at normal speed. for that, this site is GREAT for me!!!!

Me encanta!

Name: Hcgrgp
Location: Spain

Lo que me faltaba para mejorar mi português. Muitos Parabens!

…Very Entertaining

Name: James B.
Wonderful! Practice Portuguese is a very entertaining and instructive site for learning idiomatic Continental Portuguese as well as aspects of Portuguese history and culture!

Your podcasts are fantastic!

Name: Victoria
Location: USA
Your podcasts are fantastic!  I listen to them in the gym and laugh out loud. People look at me like I’m crazy.
Keep them coming! They are one of the only resources for European Portuguese so I appreciate it a lot.

Bom programa

Name: Gharabato
Location: Spain

Marabilla! Parabéns ós creadores, queremos máis podcasts en portugués.

O vosso trabalho é muito valioso

Name: Zofia
Location: Poland
Este ano letivo já tenho uma turma no nível A2 e posso usar os artigos do vosso site. Geralmente, pegando no material, escolho um tema de gramática: por exemplo no artigo dedicado ao sismo no Nepal falamos da voz passiva e da função do Pretérito Perfeito Composto em notícias, no texto sobre a história dos pastéis de nata praticamos o Pretérito Perfeito Simples. A gramática estudada no contexto (que é fornecido pelos vosso material) é sempre mais fácil…
O material mais universal continua ser o filme animado com o Márcio, o “bruto”  do Brasil que quer encomendar uma pizza. Com os alunos mais avançados (A2) podemos falar das diferenças entre o português do Brasil e de Portugal, das frases feitas, praticar diálogos em situações (como encomenda pelo telefone), falar de gostos culinários (comparando nacionalidades, países etc.)… No entanto, o filme também pode ser usado com os principiantes. Falamos de comida usando a expressão “há / não há” (na pizza……), ” há muito / pouco”  ou “muita / pouca”…Em geral, falta materias na Internet sobre situações do dia-a-dia com diálogos simples para o nível elementar…Os videos no serviço Youtube, fornecidos pelos brasileiros, infelizmente não são profissionais e causam problemas ao nível de compreensão (sotaque, apresentação).
Entretanto, o vosso trabalho é muito valioso! Faz com que possamos ter aulas mais interessantes e variadas…Bom trabalho e bom São Martinho!

Thanks for the wonderful site

Name: Elaine
Location: Amsterdam

I recently became a member… I have been exploring the site and believe it will be very useful. My partner is Portuguese and his parents live in central Portugal, Fundão. We visit them there almost yearly, and on these visits, I have so much enjoyed listening to the sounds of this beautiful language… I am very much a beginner and have gotten on to the Pimsleur method, and am half thru the 90 Brazilian units. I have also done the 10 units in European which I loved, but only the Brazilian version is expanded… My partner complains of my Brazilian accent which has directed me to RTPs and your site… I enjoyed the pizza ordering episodes which are more at my level. Anyhow, thanks for the wonderful site. I can now listen, listen, listen and have a transcript to fall back on which I don’t have with the RTPs… Thanks again. I will be busy with this for a long time.

Erasmus in Lisbon

Name: Nasser
Location: Barcelona, Spain

I want to do an Erasmus in Lisbon and finding this webpage has been such a huge discovery! 😀 Thanks a lot.

European Portuguese

Name: Lin. V.
Location: United States

Great for European Portuguese! Muito obrigada Rui é Joel!


Name: Adam
Location: United Kingdom

Este podcast ter sido muito útil, interessante e divertido para mim.
Bem feito Rui e Joel!

…I see the progress

Name: Stefaan
Location: Belgium

I want to drop you a line to thank you for this initiative, and encourage you to continue. I was desperately looking for a way for improving my oral Portuguese and this is exactly what I need. Reading Portuguese is very easy (I am very fluent in French) but I couldn’t understand a word when a Portuguese is speaking. I spend a few hours per month listening to your podcasts, and I see the progress…


Name: W123
Location: United Kingdom

Muito obrigada

Name: Carmen
Location: España

Eu estou morando en Brasi. E gosto muito de ouvir os podcast. Muito obrigada por seu trabalho.

Muito Boa..

Name: Márcia
Location: Salvador

Muito boa ferramenta para alunos do curso de português!!!

…Helped me a ton!

Name: Lana
Location: Canada

I still don’t understand portuguese, but listening to the pronounciation and practicing saying the words has helped me a ton! Thank you so much for putting in the time and effort for people like me who love to learn 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

Great idea!

Name: Heather D.
Location: UK - just moved to Portugal

Beautiful website. Great idea!

…Just what I needed

Name: David
Location: UK

I have been trying to find something like this for a while now but didn’t come across your site until last week. I think it’s going to be just what I needed. All the best and abraço

..So glad for this site!

Name: Leanne
Location: London, UK

My partner is Portuguese. I have been learning Brazilian Portuguese because there are so few European Portuguese classes. So glad for this site!


Name: Andriy
Location: Ukraine

I study Portuguese that’s why I am looking for audio files. You do a great job! Thanks

Muito Obrigado!

Name: Jonathan
Location: London

I’ve very much enjoyed these resources and found them a great help to my Portuguese. Muito Obrigado!

Definitely recommended…

Name: GB in PT
Location: Portugal

Finally some European Portuguese for someone who’s not an absolute beginner. Subtitles and quiz are very nice little extras if you sign up. Definitely recommend.

Learning Portuguese in Japan

Name: Aya
Location: Japan

Hi. This is Aya. I’m learning Portuguese in Japan.
You guys helps me a lot to improve my Portuguese.
Especially listening and vocabulary.
I’m very satisfied your program. This is what I’ve been looking for!


Good Quality

Name: Pierre
Location: Montreal

I am glad to know about you…………. it is well made and of a good quality………….. I will come back later when I will have moore time off. Thank you
– Pierre

Many thanks

Name: Rebecca
Location: U.K.

Dear Rui and Joel… I think your site is fantastic and something to be really proud of … Many thanks

…I actually laugh…

Name: Christian
Location: Coimbra, Portugal

You really went above and beyond I will be sure to check out some of these links. Thanks for taking the time to respond…Just a quick review of your podcast. I am really liking it so far. As of now I would say I am understanding about 20-40% of what is being said. The stuff I do understand is really great and some videos are comically well written. I actually laugh. Which for me is not an easy task since I have wrote and performed comedy for a couple years. I have lots of close friends who are in the industry so I have high standards when it comes to comedy. Great job looking forward to more

I was successful…

Name: Maricelli
Location: Canada

Hi Joel and Rui, Thanks for the wonderful work you do. I was successful in my Portuguese CIPLE exam. The audios and transcripts were an invaluable resource…

Love Love Love….

Name: Christina G.

Olá Joel e Rui!!!
I love, love, love this episode! I like how you guys sped it up, since that is the actual speed that people speak in. It is crazy how different it sounds when it goes faster!
Thank you for posting such great videos, you truly are the best 🙂
Hope all is well on your end!

…you guys make this goal possible for me!

Name: B
Location: Colombia / USA

Hi Joel and Rui, Just want to say thank you so much for this awesome website. I am from Colombia, living in the USA since 1,999. My husband is Portuguese from Mêda, north of Portugal. He doesn’t speak Spanish so we communicate in English. Since we got married, nine years ago, I’ve been trying to learn Portuguese in order to talk to his family, but I was not persistent with this goal. (My husband doesn’t have patience to teach me). When I tried to learn in the past, always found Brazilian Portuguese courses and this discouraged me from learning because I wanted to learn the european version… but when I found you guys on Facebook, I was so happy!
I am amazed of the excellent quality of your website. The videos are great and the transcription and word expression list is phenomenal. This is such a good help for me. I can understand about 90% of the conversations but I can’t talk yet. When I try to talk I mix too much Spanish.
Anyway, now I am determined to learn the language and be fluent speaking European Portuguese. Thank you again because you guys make this goal possible for me.

..São Muito Úteis

Name: Alexander
Location: Alemanha

Olá Rui e Joel! O meu nome é Alexander, sou um jovem estudante alemão e sego o Podcast com muito prazer! Sobretudo junto com os PDFs os textos sao muito úteis, obrigado por isso!

Muito obrigada!

Name: Zuzanna
Location: Poland

I appreciate the website which supports the european portuguese 😉 the majority of audio materials for foreigners are recorded with the brazilian accent which makes learning more difficult for me, as I have to learn the european version. Muito obrigada! 🙂

Wonderful site

Name: Sara A.

…I think this is a wonderful site and I used it to prepare for my honeymoon in Portugal… I will recommend this site to anyone planning to go to Portugal.


…a rare and important service!

Name: Randy
Location: NYC

Greetings from NYC. I was searching for keyword “fado” last night on, and suddently “Artigo 14” from your podcast appeared. I was intrigued, because I have never heard “slow” Portuguese offered in a learning program before. It was quite revelatory! And even more stunning, because as you note, most Portuguese language-learning resources are Brazilian. I go to Newark on the weekends for the Portuguese restaurants there AND in order to force myself to have conversations there. Depois de sete anos de estudar, posso ler quase tudo (incluindo romances tal como Dostoevesky!), e finalmente estou gradualmente entendendo de lingua como é falada, but actually speaking is the most frustrating piece of the puzzle. I freeze up and am immobilized with Lusophonic fear! 🙂 I shall explore your website further soon. Congratulations on providing a rare and important service on the planet! Randy

Thanks a lot!

Name: TF
Location: Germany

Was searching for something simmilar for a long time, thanks a lot!


Name: Kayleigh O.

…Thank you–love what you are doing and have shared the site with many of my friends! K.


Name: VanaID
Location: United States

Finally a great resource to improve understanding and pronunciation as spoken in Portugal. You do have to know some basic Portuguese, this is not for true beginners. But, it is great to get ready to visit Portugal and be able to communicate in their language.

Great Job!

Name: Oleg
Location: Russia

Hi, Guys! You did a great job!… I was in Portugal two times. First time in Lisbon and Albufeira and the second time in Madeira this year. I fall in love with the country at a glance…I have a plan to speak fluently in no more than six months 🙂


Name: Steve
Location: California, USA

Learned Portuguese in Brazil. Need to fix that, so I’m looking for something that will help me get the European (Lisbon) accent… I like your site. Thanks!

Gostei Muitíssimo

Name: Katherina
Location: Rome, Italy

(Member feedback for episode “Anendoeiras em Flôr”)

Óla bellissimi!

…Here my very quick feedback to your latest work: GRANDE, from all points of view: grammatically super útil, gostei muitíssimo, e depois, é uma história tão doce, recitado numa maneira imbatível pelos todos. Incluidos os ruídos no background. Genial!

Então, ragazzi, ótimo trabalho…

Beijos romanos (onde faz muiiiito calor, quase insuportável come no pais do Jamil)

Your website is great, I have learned a lot

Name: Monika
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

Hey guys, thank you veeeery much for this amazing website! … Your website is great, I have learned a lot… I’m moving to Lisbon this year… See you soon!

…Helped me greatly over the past year…

Name: Brodie
Location: United Kingdom

Hi there Rui and Joel! I have very much enjoyed your podcasts and they have helped me greatly over the past year or so…


Name: James
Location: Washington D.C.

Boa Tarde Rui and Joel,
Acho que o programme e Otimo! … Muito Obrigado!
Jim LeViness

Moçambique Portuguese

Name: Christina
Location: united states

I am learning Português because I am starting a music program for orphans in Moçambique, Africa. They have a beautiful way of speaking this language and I find this site to be the closest to it. Thank you!

…professora de Portugues na Australia

Name: Cristina M.
Location: Australia
Para mim, como professora de Portugues na Australia, este e sem duvida o melhor sitio da internet para praticar o nosso Portugues.

Thanks so much for your effort…

Name: Emily
Location: USA

Olá! I love your website… Thanks so much for your effort in putting out European Portuguese resources; this has been immensely helpful in my studies!

Bondi from Rome!

Name: Katherina
Location: Germany / Italy

I proudly announce that I became a member of your fantastic podcast two days ago. I found it by chance, surfing the Internet, and after some quick glances, I was enthusiastic. …although being fluent in Italian, the first time when I heard Portuguese I could not understand a single word. Now, slowly, slowly, it gets better and better…thanks also to your podcast……A big hug to all of you and your team, un abbraccio forte, and I’m looking forward to hearing, seeing, and reading more of this wonderful podcast.

Extremely helpful!

Name: Ryan
Location: El Paso-Juarez

I just came back from my trip to Lisboa, and this was extremely helpful! Thank you!

…Improving comprehension of European Portuguese

Name: Tom
Location: London, UK

I’ve been speaking and learning Portuguese for years and am still ashamed to claim I speak it because I feel I only really speak half the language – the Brazilian half! These podcasts – particularly the Diálogos – fill such a helpful gap for improving comprehension of European Portuguese – great podcast thank you!

Thank you so much guys…

Name: Mauricio
Location: Mexico

I learned Portuguese in only six months since my mother tongue is Spanish. However here in my country Brazilian Portuguese is the most popular version of Portuguese. The day I knew about European Portuguese I immediately fell in love with it! And it was until that day that I realised that Brazilians speak in a funny way haha xD. Thank you so much guys for everything you’re doing. Keep up the good job! Greetings from Mexico. 😀

I’m enjoying your podcasts very much…

Name: Kelly
Location: Portland, OR

I’m enjoying your podcasts very much. They are wonderful learning tools…

We are very happy…

Name: Karin and Bette
Location: Amsterdam

Dear Rui and Joel,
We are very happy with Practice Great entertaining articles and dialogues to listen to. And as a member we enjoy the extras you offer…, two lovers of the Portuguese language in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The podcasts have been a great help

Name: Colin B
Location: California, US

Hey there just letting you guys know the podcasts have been a great help for my oral comprehension! I’m a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique and have to teach physics in Portuguese so having actual exposure to the language with the transcripts was a huge help.It’s true that there aren’t many resources for European Portuguese so thanks for putting this together!

Thank you helping me

Name: Danielle F.

Thank you helping me on the pathway of learning this beautiful language. I wish you the best success for this very creative website.

Premium Subscriber

Name: Lynn

I have subscribed to Premium and am very much enjoying the lessons!

Great job!

Name: Isabel
Location: Portugal

Keep on the great work!

Very interesting…

Name: Aristide
Location: Italy

Very interesting program for listen portages of Portugal!!!

Really great!

Name: Catriona
Location: Ireland

Boa tarde. I’ve been using your podcasts to help my aural skills and it is really great! Multi obrigada!…

Great to get precious resource…

Name: Eason
Location: China

Great to get precious resources for learning European Porutuguese since i have never seen such a systematic and rich site full of accessible portuguese learning materials.

You are doing a great job!

Name: Karolina T.
Location: Greece

Thank you very much for the new episode ”O Joel quer comprar uma mota”. I think it was very good!! You are doing a great job! Your listeners want more! 🙂


Name: Logan S.
Location: United States

Looking forward to better my Portuguese. My mother is from Terceires, Azores and I am moving to Porto at the end of this year. Thanks!

Muito Obrigado

Name: David Ramirez P.
Location: Colombia

Muito obrigado pelo podcast, é realmente útil para quem quer aprender a falar a língua, além eu pessoalmente gosto mais de o sotaque português

…Extremely refreshing to say the least!

Name: Ryan
Location: England

Hi Joel and Rui, This is a message to say thanks for the great content and keep up the good work. Iv been learning Portuguese for just under a year as many of my friends from university are from Angola and Portugal. When looking for resources I always found Brazilian Portuguese and had to constantly badger my native speaker peers for their pronunciation of the word. Since this website is European Portuguese it is extremely refreshing to say the least! Iv also found that listening to these videos has not only helped in comprehending the Portuguese style of speaking but also made Brazilian Portuguese videos even easier to comprehend.
Muito obrigado,


Name: Marlene L.V.

I love your videos and just came across your FB page; They’re both excellent! I love the Portuguese pizza video…very funny!

Very useful!

Name: Xin Q.
Location: China

How Did You Hear About Us: By my teacher.
Comments: Very useful!

I love your dialogues

Name: Beatriz
Location: Spain

I’m from Spain and a student of Portuguese. I was looking for a web about portuguese, but european portuguese!! I tried webs in English and that is how I found you. I love your dialogues, thank you for your work!!

Keep doing a great job

Name: Karolina
Location: Greece

…I am half Greek and half German and I am learning Portuguese from Portugal. So, I am very happy that you actually created this webpage for original Portuguese (and not the Brazilian). I think that the podcasts you have done so far are good, and I like the topics chosen… Keep doing a great job and make even more podcasts 🙂

Keep up the great work!

Name: Jennifer P
Location: United States
Joe (my husband) and I have really enjoyed the past few episodes.  You couldn’t have timed them better.  I was already looking forward to our stops in Alcobaca and Sintra during our Portugal trip in May.  Now they are definitely on the must do list!  Keep up the great work!

We have alerted our students…

Name: Sausalito Portuguese Hall
Location: United States

We are a Portuguese-American organization founded in 1888, located in Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. We give European Portuguese classes and recently came across your website and podcasts. Very nicely done. We have alerted our students about your program and hope that some of them will take advantage of the resources you provide. Muito obrigado!

European Portuguese School

Sausalito Portuguese Hall

Name: Sausalito Portuguese Hall
Location: United States

Among other online resources the members of our Portuguese class have found useful in their study of European Portuguese are the podcasts provided by the Lisbon-based Practice Portuguese organization ( The podcasts are in Portuguese and cover a wide range of topics about Portuguese culture and society. They are available for free if one just wants to listen to them. In addition they offer a premium service which includes a full transcript of the podcast and vocabulary. Original Post


Name: Svetoslava S.
Location: Netherlands

Your website is a prayer answered. The internet is littered with Brazilian Portuguese websites. Once I find work, I hope to become a premium member, too.
Keep up the excellent work! WE NEED YOU!!!XXX

Muito Engraçado

Name: Maria F.

Muito engraçado adoro ouvir.


Name: Masami T.
Location: Japan

Gostei muito, como sempre, do episódio. Muito obrigado!!!

…I love to hear the cadence of everything spoken properly!

Name: John L
Location: Ontario, Canada

Going to Lisbon in a few days. This is too advanced for me (for now) but I love to hear the cadence of everything spoken properly. Also, Rui’s Avó is your best advertising. I signed up just to thank you for her talking; so funny!! I hope to follow this and some day actually speak Portuguese in the Portuguese way. Thanks again guys, very fun!…

Thank you so much…

Name: Sausan H.
Location: Syria

Thank you so much for this website. I’ve been living in porto, Portugal for a year now (to study, but in english), and finally decided to take learning portuguese seriously! I’ve tried so many different ways of learning. However, I found yours is by far the most fun and interesting way.

Very nice…

Name: Natalia D.
Location: Poland

Very nice listening about pasteis de Belem.


Name: Memel2211
Location: Australia

This is an awesome learning tool! You guys have made learning Portuguese so easy and entertaining! Thank you so much 🙂 PS. Rui, you grandma is amazing!

O Website é Incrível

Name: Ryan
Location: El Paso-Juarez

Primeiro quero dizer que o website é incrível…Obrigado desde já, e continuem com o maravilhoso trabalho.

Excellent Show

Name: Cualio
Location: USA

Muito interesante!

…You are my saviors!

Name: John
Location: New York, USA

Gentlemen, you are my saviors! I listen to each episode tens or hundreds of times as I commute to and from work, so it’s almost surreal to be sending you an email! Anyway, I’m hoping to complement my use of your podcasts and materials with an in-person instructor/tutor to sharpen my conversational skills…

Extremely helpful – and fun!!

Name: Beni Martial
Location: Australia

This was a really happy discovery – a great tool to develop my listening skills of European Portuguese. It really doesn’t matter how basic your understanding is yet, it really is helpful in getting you to develop. I’ve noticed my progress over just a few podcasts. And they’re hilarious! I love the conversations with Rui’s grandmother. I strongly strongly recommend the podcasts! Really glad I found this, guys.

I love this resource so much!

Name: Beni

I love this resource so much! I’ll admit, I’m not understanding a lot yet, but I love the challenge. And I absolutely love the conversations with the grand-mother. I did understand the conversation where you told her how people are writing in that they love her! haha. I was thinking the same thing.


Name: Mustafa

I’m mainly trying to learn European Portuguese and find the Practice Portuguese ( Podcast helpful.

Hilarious and Memorable…

Name: Rimi

I’m working on my Portuguese (I adore for hilarious and memorable ways to learn a language)

…I Love Listening to Them

Name: Declutterbug
Location: UK
I enjoy learning languages, and at the moment one of the languages I am focusing on is Portuguese. This is because I have been to Portugal a couple of times in the last six months and have had the opportunity to practise. I also have a Portuguese penfriend that I can write to. Last week I started listening to the Practice Portuguese podcasts. So far, I’m really enjoying them. Some of the podcasts involve the reading of an article of general interest, first slowly and clearly, then at natural speed. It really helps with my listening comprehension. In other podcasts, one of the organisers calls his grandparents and talks to them. They are so funny because they don’t know about things like podcasts and Facebooks. I love listening to them…

Excellent tool

Name: Sally
Location: UK / Algarve

This is an excellent tool for listening to dialogue, I shall be telling all my friends also.

Thanks a million

Name: Mika L.

Thanks a million for the podcasts!!

Great project!

Name: Aiste

Great project! Really appreciate finding some material on continental Portuguese

Thanks for this…

Name: Milka
Location: Serbia

I’ve started learning European Portuguese in October and I had problems with finding materials! It was always about Brazilian Portuguese and I fell in love with the one spoken in Portugual. So, thanks for this and keep on with great work! 🙂

Muito Engraçado

Name: João
Location: Brazil

Muito engraçado o podcast,sou brasileiro e compreendo a diversidade linguistica entre nossos paises

I really appreciate the podcasts

Name: Eileen
Location: Phoenix, AZ (USA)

I really appreciate the podcasts you create and the ability to “hear” continental Portuguese spoken, since I don’t know anyone who speaks the language. Obrigada!

Very slow progress… until I found your site

Name: Danielle
Location: Canada
Congratulations for your great job Rui and Joel!  I started to learn Portuguese two months ago and I was not too happy with my very slow progress (as a French native) until I found your site.  Now I am rocketting, thanks to you.  I still use my books, but only as reference for the grammar, especially the verbs.  I realised that my brain just needs to be entertained in order to learn. Dê aos avós os meus cumprimentos.

My trip last year to Portugal went well, thanks to your help…!

Name: Eileen
Location: Scotland & U.S.

Hello you two The new website looks great, and easy to use!..My trip last year to Portugal went well, thanks to your help, and got you a new customer, a Finnish friend living in Portugal. Keep up the great work! Eileen

A Million Thanks…

Name: Svetla
Location: Bulgaria & Scotland

A million thanks to all of you clever people who decided to help us poor foreigners in learning EUROPEAN Portuguese! It’s so hard to find something free online that is NOT Brazilian Portuguese! Thank you. Love you love you amo-vos…. Happy New Year!

Your podcasts are super!

Name: Svetla v. M.
Location: United Kingdom

Your podcasts are super! Thank you!xox

…Sou Professora de Português

Name: L.O.
Location: Vratislavia

Bom antes de mais boa noite.
E parabens pelo vosso excelente trabalho!
…sou professora de Portugues Basico numa escola da união europeia em Vratislavia

This will help us teach our three children…

Name: Stacy
Location: United States

Looking forward to listening to European portuguese. My husband’s family is from San Miguel, and this will help us teach our three children their family’s language…

Your podcast is helping…

Name: Gail
Location: Porto, Portugal

Canadian living in Portugal (a year now) s-t-r-u-g-g-l-i-n-g with Portuguese — mostly the listening part. Can read it much more easily, but the sounds are difficult to match with the words…

Your podcast is helping, even though I have to hear the episodes over and over to pick out the words — to the point where I listen to them with only the dog for company…  if you’re ever in Porto when my dog’s around he will also recognize your voices!

Keep up the good work!

…Have just subscribed

Name: Colin
Location: Porto / Sweden

I’m really happy to have found your podcasts and have just subscribed… Thanks for making this and good luck!

I Enjoy All The Episodes…

Name: Wayne
Location: Japan

Olá Rui e Joel. Tudo bem?
The Fado episode is wonderful; thanks for posting it. I enjoy all the episodes not only for the language part, but also for the knowledge they provide about different topics…

I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!

Name: Jennypantsnj
Location: United States

Finally a way to help practice European Portuguese in a way that is fun and interesting! I’ve been listening for months and eagerly await each new podcast. Keep up the great work Rui and Joel…you guys are hilarious. Obrigado!


Name: designerforlife
Location: United States

Beijinhos muitos para Rui e Joel. This is wonderful and a long time coming.

Best source for European Portuguese

Name: Andrew H.
Location: United States

This podcast is the best source I’ve found for European Portuguese conversation. I love that it’s not boring repetition of words and phrases, but rather actual conversations between native and non-native speakers. Plus they’re super funny, especially Rui who I suspect must be an actor on the side because of all the (hilarious) roles he plays in the conversations. Thanks Rui & Joel!


Name: Dulcexicalbv
Location: France

Muito obrigada!! Agora vou aprender muito mais rapido

…their podcasts are brilliant!

Name: Maricelli

I am now following Practice Portuguese and I am learning alot from them as well. Those guys are funny and their podcasts are brilliant. I just listened to the second episode and now understand the difference between “porque, porqué… and por que”.

Practice Portuguese is great!

Name: Andrew

I’ve been listening to the podcasts for a few weeks now and have started to pick up the gist of them. I just signed up as a premium member so I can accelerate my learning. Practice Portuguese is great! I do some podcasting myself, so I know how much work you must be putting in. Thanks for all of the effort and keep it up!


Name: Robert S.
Location: United States

The best conversational content available for learners of European Portuguese! Thank you Rui & Joel!

Exactly what I have been looking for

Name: Elena
Location: Russia

Hi Joel and Rui, I absolutely love your podcast.. this is exactly what i have been looking for for months since i started learning Portuguese! Finding a good Continental Portguese resource is so hard and you guys are doing an amazing job.
Looking forward to new episodes!

Definite value for money

Name: Tom D.
Location: United Kingdom

The 4 Euro contribution is definite value for money. The podcasts are regular and of good length too, and continued listening is sure to help anyone with their Portuguese comprehension.

Really Cool Project

Name: Anthony
Location: New York, USA

This is a really cool project you guys are working on and I’d love to help out in any way I can. I came across your site while searching for Portuguese Podcasts on iTunes. Most of the Podcasts were for Brazilian Portuguese which just sounds completely wrong to my ears. So I was glad to find a European Portuguese version!

You’re making learning so much fun :)

Name: Jen

I love your podcast! It’s so helpful to have a site completely dedicated to practicing European Portuguese. You’re making learning so much fun 🙂

…Keep on rocking!

Name: Chiara
Location: Italy

The new website is super cool and the podcasts are really useful!
I’m looking forward to the release of new episodes and I would be glad to listen to something about Lisboa and the local culture. I’ll soon move to your city and I need to get ready!

…Thank you guys and keep on rocking!

…the best thing around.

Name: Anonymous (Newsletter feedback)

I just found this website and its great. I just moved to Portugal this year and at that intermediate level that you guys are catering for. And this website seems to be the best thing around.

Best European Portuguese tool!

Name: Heluleka
Location: Japan

Demystifies the quirks of EU PT and does so in a super fun way!!

…A motivation for me to keep trying to improve my skills.

Name: Chris
Location: Germany

I’m really happy I found this program here exactly addresses my key issue about this language. Listening to the articles and dialogues you created is a really nice way as well as a motivation for me to keep trying to improve my skills.

Thanks heaps 🙂


Please continue!

Name: Car Ou
Location: Spain

I have just found this podcast… I hope more episodes are coming!

Les meilleurs podcasts pour apprendre le portugais européen


Pour les débutants en portugais européen, voici des podcasts qui traitent à chaque fois un sujet différent. Les animateurs parlent assez lentement et, sur le site, vous pourrez trouver les transcriptions et, surtout, la liste des mots et expressions utilisés dans l’épisode.

Que Legal!

Name: Sabine M.
Location: Munich, Germany

Olá, acho o seu podcast perfeito para mim!!! Vc fala só português … Que legal !!!!… Odeio a gente falando inglês a metade do podcast grrrrr! … estou ansiosa para saber mais. … Um abraço Sabine

Queria Agradece-los Para Este Podcast

Name: Andreas L.

Apenas queria agradece-los para este podcast. Já falo português, mas aprendi falar no Brasil. Então este podcast é bem aquilo que procurara para melhorar a minha capacidade de perceber a pronuncia do Português do Portugal. Espero que este projeto vai crescendo com mais utentes e mais funções com exercícios interativos e tal.

I have been recommending your podcast to all my colleagues

Name: Diane B.
Location: Mozambique

Apprendi Portuguese por 6 meses (jan-julho14) com professoras portuguesas e angolanas e as vezes algumas brasileiras. o vosso podcast ajudou me muito para melhorar o meu nivel de compreencao e agora nos mudamos para mocambique e vamos ficar aqui por 3 anos, entao foi otimo poder usar este podcast para ser mais pronto para mocambique! muito obrigada pelo voss podcast, vovo foi uma adicao absolutamente deliciosa para mim! you guys are awesome and I have been recommending your podcast to all my colleagues I know who were learning continental Portuguese too!! stay well and ate a proxima.

Muito Obrigado!

Name: Anonymous
Location: Germany

Sou alemao e fico muito feliz ter achado este Podcast. Me ajuda exactamente no meu problema principal: perceber o portugues falado. Gosto muito do concepto e adouro os desafios dado pelos dialogos. MUITO OBRIGADO!!!

Tao util para usage

Name: Evan L.

Tao util para usage

Muito Útil!

Name: Corchua
Location: Spain

Parabéns pelo podcast!
É o que eu estaba a procura para ouvir português de Portugal.
Muito obrigada!

Grande ideia!

Name: Ivan P.

Grande ideia! Quem dera houvesse essa página há alguns anos quando estudava mais a língua da qual tão gosto.
Boa sorte!!

Grande ideia!

Name: Ivan P.

Olá! Grande ideia! Quem dera houvesse essa página há alguns anos quando estudava mais a língua da qual tão gosto.

Boa sorte!!

Adorei seu Podcast!

Name: Dirk T.
Adorei seu “podcast”! Tenho 20 anos de casamento com uma Brasileira, mas nunca entendi “patavina” dos Portugueses. Agora acho que estou começando a entender… E a sua vó é o máximo!

Understand 99%

Name: Juan Carlos

I really like your podcasts. Although I do not speak Portuguese, I’m able to understand 99% of their content. That’s probably because you pronounce well and read articles…

Awesome Work!

Name: Dychui
Location: No Location

Keep up the awesome work. I really, really enjoy your podcast, the topics, the clarity with which you speak, the American dude who speaks EP, haha it’s great!

Gosto imenso do vosso podcast

Name: Dychui
Location: California, USA

é simplesmente maravilhoso este vídeo. Só gostava de vos dizer que gosto imenso do vosso podcast e me ajuda muito con meu português…

I Love What You Do!

Name: Mariola
Location: Poland

…I love what you do! it is reaaallllly helpful for me and is great not only to learn language but also culture. And its fun! More episodes like Dialogo 10 please !
All the best for you, keep doing your great job, keep improving, keep posting 🙂

Muito Bom!

Name: iconoclasta08
Location: Italy

E’ um divertido modo de estudiar a lingua mais boa do mundo inteiro.

Eu Adoro

Name: Jucarvig
Location: Spain

Estou tentando aprender Português, e esta é uma forma incrível para melhorar o meu vocabulário e compreensão… bom trabalho

Realistic and Funny

Name: Dario
Location: Italy

Boa Noite,

I am writing this email to support your work and say thanks for all the wonderful work you are doing. i think this sit is among the bests for what concerns european portuguese, which i believe is way better than the brazilian one. i am happy to have found such a nice site with dialogues which are both realistic and funny… ps, last year i had the chance of living in lisboa and aprender a lingua portuguesa, a lingua mais linda do mundo 😉

Great Work!

Name: Marc A.
Location: Saudi Arabia

Hi Joel and Rui Great work on the site. As you said somewhere, there really isn’t much out there with European Portuguese, particularly geared toward listening. Happily for me I’m the right level for this to be challenging (particularly the authentic conversations!) and I find it a great tool for learning conversational vocabulary. It’s also funny. I’ve only listened to 3 episodes so far, but your grandmother is hilarious, I hope she makes a reappearance! It’s such a good idea having people of different ages on the podcast because they do talk differently and this certainly replicates real life! I’m an English teacher to foreign students, and I’ve tried some authentic listenings like yours before with my students and they loved them. It’s amazing how differently we speak when not aware that we’re being recorded… Marc

Professora de Linguas

Name: Zofia
Location: Poland

Joel, Rui, Sou professora de linguas e tradutora da Polonia. Gostei muito da vossa ideia de criar uma serie de dialogos em portugues com expressoes do dia-a-dia. Nao ha muitos materiais desse tipo na internet…

This is Genius!

Name: Scarlet
Location: Austin, Texas

ok…first of all you guys are the best!! tell grandma that yes…this is genius!!! I am starting to get the hang of the language and I soooo appreciate you doing this in European Portuguese!!!!!…

Ola…da Rússia

Name: Tatiana
Location: Russia

Olá! Sou Tatiana – a vossa fã da Rússia 🙂 …[queria] dizer “obrigada!”…

Well Done

Name: ste_fras
Location: Italy

A good tool for intermediate level students who want to improve their skills and for beginners to get familiar with the listening. Well done and even funny.

I love your Website!

Name: Jill
Location: United States

Dear Rui and Joel, I love your website! Thank you for making a resource for Portuguese that is not Brazilian (especially since I’m traveling to Lisbon in June! … Keep up the good work!  I am so happy you are doing this. I have studied Portuguese for years, but continue to struggle with understanding spoken European Portuguese (or as my Portuguese friend says “the real thing”) so I am grateful for all the work you do.

Exactly What I Was Looking For!

Name: Highway_1
Location: United States

Fantastic execution! These guys hit the nail on the head in tone, content, authenticity, and humor. Especially appreciated is the European Portuguese which is so difcult to find resources for here in the US. Muito obrigado, Joel e Rui!


Name: Sofia
Location: Germany

Olá Rui, olá Joel, o meu nome é Sofia, sou de Alemanha e estou a aprender português…sou meia-portuguesa… I was looking for european portuguese audio with transcription which is really hard to find. So I was more than pleased to find this site 🙂 …

This is Brilliant

Name: Julie

Hi Joel and Rui, I just wanted to congratulate you on this brilliant resource. If you haven’t already spotted the article, I gave you a mention in this post: How to learn European Portuguese for Free …keep up the good work…


Name: Anna
Location: Poland

Olá, Sou Ana da Polónia. Aprendo portugues desde o verao passado. Amo ouvir podcasts de voces e sou a vossa grande fã 😉 Espero novos podcasts, entrevistas com grande humor 🙂 Quando aprendo o portugues com voces isto é mais facil e mais fixe 🙂 estou muito feliz que sei a vossa pagina 🙂 Boa sorte 🙂 Beijos e abraços, Anna


Keep up the Good Work!

Name: Drew
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Olá! O meu nome é André, e gosto muito de seu podcast. Gostaria dum pouco de ajude com os dicionários português-inglês… Muito obrigado (and keep up the good work!) Drew/André

It helps me a lot!

Name: Chon
Location: Macau / Spain

Hey, how are you guys? I just wanna tell you guys I like very much your project. It helps me A LOT! I am from Macau. and i am now living in Pamplona, Spain. I have always wanted to learn european portuguese (of which the accent l like more…maybe I was more exposed to the european accent more when I was in Macau) and I couldn’t find good materials. and what I needed was exactly listening and speaking practice because since I speak spanish I don’t really need to learn the grammar from basics. And every listening practice is in brazilian!! I am taking the portuguese level test in may in madrid..pfff. muito nervoso..anyway, shout out to you guys. keep up!

Keep up the good work, I can’t wait for the next episode

Name: Ben
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Hey Rui and Joel, Thank you for your great work on your podcasts and thanks to Rui’s poor grandma for being a willing victim :D. It is nice to finally find something in European Portuguese. Often I have downloaded apps on my phone and deleted them immediately because they were in Brazilian… Keep up the good work, I can’t wait for the next episode… Abraços Ben


Name: Andrea V
Location: Venezuela

Its great, it has helped me a lot!

Fico muito satisfeito de encontar este Podcast

Name: Tola
Location: Portugal

Bom Dia! Vou tentar escrever este email em Portugues 🙂 Então, o meu noma é Tola e estou a aprender Portugues há quase 3 meses. Estou a aprender portugues de Portugal e eu sei que é muito dificil de encontrar recursos online para trenair portuges de Portugal porque só encontro recursos de portugues do Brasil. Por isso fico muito satisfeito de encontar este Podcast, que ensina este tipo de portugues e gostaria de ser um membro para poder aceder a outras informações neste site…

Thank you for your work!

Name: Marella
Location: Italy

Olá! Bom Dia! Eu sou uma rapariga italiana que fiz no ano passado o erasmus em Coimbra. Adorei Coimbra e o Portugal e agora nao queria esquecer o que aprendi lá! Gosto muito do vosso podcast, é muito divertido e útlil e também não há muito material para estudar portugues do Portugal no internet! Eu vou a fazer um bocado de publicidade ao vosso site no curso de portugues que estou a fazer aquí na Italia! Muito obrigada para o vosso trabalho, boa sorte para o vosso futuro e espero que vão a continuar assim! beijinhos da Italia! Marella


Name: Pedro DV
Location: United States

Simply that, congrats!

Thanks for the new podcast.

Name: Steve
Location: Rochester NY

Hi Rui and Joel, Thanks for the new podcast. I’m leaving for Lisbon tomorrow. I’ve become a fan of the grumpy Pizza Na Hora guy (to be fair, his customers have been pretty difficult). I’d like to know if this is a real place, because if it is I intend to order a pizza from them. It would be the highlight of my visit. Thanks. By the way, keep those episodes coming! Thanks to your podcast my fear of the European brand of Portuguese has been reduced considerably. I still want to palatalize those -te endings like in Brazil but I’m learning. I’d try writing this note in Portuguese but it’s late here and I have more packing to do. Driving up to Toronto in the morning — Joel’s hometown I believe — for the flight to Munich then Lisbon… – Steve (proud PP member!)

‘Exactly what I sought’

Name: Kiichiro
Location: Japan

…I like this website. I’ve also thought that there hadn’t been any educational source in portugal-portuguese on the internet. I had exhausted to seek it.
And this practice style of learning language, conversations of 2 native speakers and its transcriptions, is exactly one of my sought. I’ve already bought premium one…

…Ouvir um portugues falar…

Name: manhateixeira

certo..a melhor (talvez a unica maneira de aprender portugues) é ouvir um portugues falar..obrigada pelos videos!!

Thank you for this initiative

Name: Patricia
Location: Portugal

Hello, As you can see when you read my name, I’m Portuguese. Of course I don’t need to learn the language but I teach Portuguese to Belgian students. When I was surfing the net looking for some fun exercises and/or videos (yes, most of them are in Brazilian Portuguese)… Thank you for this initiative, Patricia


Name: Fidji56
Location: Portugal

Ando a apprender portugues, sou francesa, este Podcast é uma ajuda preciosa. Obrigada


I love “practicing”

Name: Sofia G.
Location: Texas

Thank you for your podcast! I love “practicing” my portuguese comprehension with you 🙂


Name: Mafalda
Location: Macau

Olá, chamo-me Mafalda, comecei já ouvir o vosso podcast quando estava em Macau. Já estou agora em Portugal. Votos para o Practiceportuguese ser muito melhor. Muito prazer e tenham boa vidas!

Abraço da Alemanha

Name: Philip
Location: Germany

Olá Joel e Rui! Encontrou-os no Apple Store e sou muito feliz por isso! Já fui na procura disso alguma tempo porque já sei um pouco falar e entender portugues, mas quero ainda melhorar! E para isso este podcast e muitissimo apto!… Abraço da Alemanha (Colonia), Philip

Procurei muito tempo…

Name: Moreira01
Location: Germany

Muito bom que encontrou este podcast! Sou alemao e procurei muito tempo um podcast onde as pessoas falam um pouco mais de vagar!
Muito obrigado!!!

Practice Portuguese

Name: Barrowford1
Location: Ireland

Excellent resource, far better than a portuguese wife for learning the language!

Keep up the good work!

Name: Ihsan
Location: No Location

I just finished listening to this episode. Admittedly, I was initially a little hesitant to give it a listen, as I found the dialogue type of podcasts to be really hard to follow. (With Dialogo 4 being the last one I listened to, having listened to all the dialogues before that as well). I usually gave more attention to the articles, even though I appreciated the immersion that came with the previous dialogues. I just have to say that I really enjoy this new style of dialogue-type podcast (All the newer ones with Joel), I think it’s a good balance of being realistic enough to be immersive but at the same time, it’s structured enough to be easier to follow… Keep up the good work!

Keep up the good work!

Name: Ihsan

Hello! I only recently discovered your podcasts/videos via youtube while looking for something in Portuguese to listen to. Because I have indeed become tired of reading through books and doing exercises, leaving my speaking and listening skills untrained! Your work has really helped me in getting familiar with the European Portugese accent, and helped me distinguish individual words in between the cutting and eating of words this accent is quite famous for, at least according to several Brazillians I’ve spoken to (as well as what I first perceived, being more familiar with a spoken Brazillian accent)! 😛 I’m very grateful for that as it was quite frustrating not being able to understand very well, especially since the material I used to learn Portuguese in the beginning was of European Portuguese. I will continue following what you do and spread the word to anyone that might be interested. 🙂 … Keep up the good work!

Ideas are Great!

Name: Margaret
Location: Portugal

Hello, I live in Portugal and I am trying to learn Portuguese. I think your ideas are great and are exactly what is needed…

What a great idea!

Name: Helena

Hi guys, what a great idea! I’ve only just started learning Portuguese (one, simple lesson under my belt so far!). I found your website via Learning, and I’ll definitely be back later when my language skills improve. Keep up the good work! Best regards, Helen

Keep up the good work!

Name: John L.
Location: Lisbon

English teacher in Lisbon here. I thought you might like to know that I completely agree with you – finding material for beginner’s Portuguese is relatively straight-forward, with lots of books, apps etc, but authentic, intermediate material is very difficult to find, especially for Continental Portuguese. Keep up the good work!

It’s a perfect companion for my classroom studies.

Name: Deb
Location: Australia

… I love your podcasts. They are helping me a lot. I’m so happy to have found Practice Portuguese. It’s a perfect companion for my classroom studies. I recommend this site and podcasts to everyone who needs to improve the ear and learn how Portuguese really speak. Parabéns!!!!

…Recommending it to anyone who will listen!

Name: Sandra H.
Location: U.K. / Portugal

Olá e parabéns on a great site. As everyone says, it is difficult to find good learning material for European Portuguese so I’ve just found your site and already recommending it to anyone who will listen! I particularly like the clear, slower recordings as my brain turns inside out when I hear normal speed… It’s good to hear things I can understand (mais ou menos) and I then have a better chance when it goes into full speed. I hope you continue to get support and I’ll be signing up for the premium features soon so you can get some coffee and cake! It will be good to have the transcripts and the wordlists and expressions look really useful too. Muito obrigada Sandra

Congratulations on your excellent site

Name: Emma
Location: Portugal

Boa tarde! Congratulations on your excellent site, one of my students found you yesterday and told us about the site in class today… Obrigada! Emma (

Portuguese woman married with an American…

Name: Sandra H.
Location: Portugal

I’m a portuguese woman married with an American, with 4 children. I homeschool all my children and was looking for resources for my daughter to learn Portuguese. She’s an 8th grader, and will be in high school next year… I do think the way that Rui talks is very clear and of course I do like that you guys actually use portuguese expressions like “patavina, ” etc , since we portuguese use these all the time.  And of course I really enjoyed listening to Rui’s grandmother, because it reminded me of my own grandmother… I think your programs are funny and very well done!

Everybody should do this!

Name: Vito
Location: France / Italy

Olá Rui e Joel… thanks to your project, I feel I am making giant steps! I have just listened tonight to the last couple of audio contents, including a entrevista com o Joel – and I can tell you I find the transcribed dialogues a great tool to really improve my understanding of the language, learn new words and expressions, etc… I have subscribed as a Premium member, and I feel it’s the best 5 Euros spent every month  Everybody should do this!


Name: Estagmar123
Location: United States

A huge thanks from Argentina!



Name: AzulAldo
Location: Canada

Eu espero que vos tiverdes mais podcasts pa escutar!

Pretty Great!!

Location: Canada

Extremely helpful and well put together. Not boring like other language audio lessons. Bravo, worth the download!

…Spending the weekend listening to your podcasts

Name: Geoff
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Hello PP Guys, I found your page through iTunes. I’m from Vancouver, but I’ve been living in Santiago, Chile for 3 years. My Spanish is good, and I’ve been working on transitioning some of it into a basic level of Portuguese. I’ve always listened to a wide variety of Spanish; thank you for the materials from the “Home Country”! Obviously, it’s all about Brazil here in South America. I teach English online with Skype and Google Hangout. I’m passionate about communication based language learning… Good luck with your project! I’ll be spending the weekend listening to your podcasts. Geoff

Fun way to improve your Portuguese!

Name: RitRl.
Location: Canada

These podcasts are a really fun way of improving your skills when it comes to understanding native Portuguese speakers! I give it 4 stars just because I wish there were more podcasts already available!


Name: jeolga
Location: United Kingdom

Great job you are doing guys, not only easy to learn but funny too, keep up the good work , you are doin an amazing job CONGRATULATIONS


Name: Jonny5_81
Location: United States

This is so helpful. Well done

Aconselhei a 1 alemã

Name: Cacottas
Location: Portugal

Voz muitissimo clara e agradavél…


Name: ***JJ***
Location: United Kingdom

Excellent podcast, on spoken European language, I have been looking for something like this for years to improve my listening and speaking skills. Great to be able to listen to podcast and follow transcript. Look forward to future episodes of the same high standard

Practice Portuguese is easy and fun!

Name: 18countries
Location: Canada

This is the best Portuguese language learning tool I have used, and I have tried many! Very helpful indeed!


Name: Mirian
Location: Canada

I’m inspired! Love it!


Name: JDHill
Location: United States

Nice work on this one!! Far better than having a roommate that speaks it trying to teach me.

Muito bem produzido

Name: Shelterzach
Location: Portugal

Muito bom! Excelente ferramenta de ensino. Continuem 🙂

Muito Bom! Parabens!

Name: MRaquel
Location: Portugal

Parabéns pela iniciativa 🙂 e principalmente pelo resultado final!!


Name: André
Location: Portugal

Excelente forma de aprender português!


Name: Margarida Oliveira
Location: Portugal

Undoubtedly the best application to practice Portuguese language. Good themes and excellent understanding. Keep up!!


Name: Chic085
Location: Portugal

Excelente e descontraída forma de ensinar o português comum. Continuem!


Name: Idaliza
Location: France

Um modo engraçado de se aprender português, muito bom!

Really Useful!

Name: Darlingmia
Location: Portugal

My mother is learning portuguese and this podcast is without doubt the best so far! I highly recommend it.

New Waves

Name: James Muscat
Location: Spain

Very true! Cool way to prepare foreigners a taste of reality and at the same time prepare them for when they’re out and about! Well done


Name: Nem p.i.
Location: Portugal

Fácil e prático =]

Boa iniciativa!

Name: davidalves
Location: Portugal

Acho optimo para os estrangeiros!


Name: Pedro TR
Location: Portugal

Parabéns, excelente iniciativa! Está mesmo muito bom 🙂

Muito Bom!

Name: Helena Melo
Location: Portugal

Excelente aplicação!!!!

More Please!

Name: Rae-L
Location: Canada

…This is just what I have been looking for!


Name: swimmer10
Location: United States

This is wonderful… I look forward to new additions!

Nicely done!!!

Name: Mighty_Max17
Location: France

Wish I’d had back then when I moved to Portugal…

Fun – Innovative – Awesome!

Name: Lancey pantsy
Location: United States

I’ve tried many programs and CDs, but this podcast sets itself apart from the rest. GREAT way to learn Portuguese. I loooovvvee it!! Obrigado, Practice Portuguese!

Truly helpful…

Name: 24fps2013
Location: Austria

… and authentic to advance your Portuguese.

A tool

Name: Michael Camilleri
Location: Australia

As an Australian learning Portuguese this is going to go a long way in helping me that my text books and other programs won’t. It’s a must.


Name: EnglishSpeakingTraveler
Location: Canada

This is a clear, instructive podcast for all those native English speakers looking to learn Portuguese. I recommend it!


Name: Portuguesinho
Location: Portugal

Muito bom!!! Vou aconselhá-lo a todos os meus amigos estrangeiros q queiram aprendes português!!