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.
“A inteligência é a capacidade de adaptação à mudança.” (“Intelligence is the capacity to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking)
Practice your weather vocabulary with this fake forecast for the week. Tip: Too easy? Make it more like a real-life news report by increasing the playback speed!
A woman continues to write in her diary about her day to day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the anxiety surrounding the current crisis, she is discovering ways to find joy in the peaceful moments at home.
Learn more about Faro, the largest city in the Algarve region of Portugal with plenty of charm.
Handwashing is more fun when you do it in Portuguese!
Lúcia has a problem with a cake she bought, so she returns to the shop to file a complaint!
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!
The verb “pôr” typically translates to “put”, but it can also mean “set”, as in “set the table”. Get some practice with this irregular verb as you listen to a dialogue of Maria and her father preparing for a family lunch.
Learn more about the excellent wines that can be tasted from various regions all over Portugal.
Paulo and Rute are taking stock of the food and supplies they have in their kitchen. Time to make a shopping list! As you follow along, notice how the word “há” from the verb “haver” is used in different contexts.
A woman describes life in her apartment building during the COVID-19 crisis. Quarent(o)ena? Check the vocabulary section to see if you can decipher the play on words in the title.
Meet the Martins family from Porto! Learn more about what each family member does for work and how they like to spend their holidays.
Learn more about Fado, the music style that best captures what it means to be Portuguese.
Learn more about Portugal’s response to the outbreak of Covid-19 and how communities are adapting to protect and support each other.
Grandma is cooking a delicious meal that makes her grandson wonder how she makes her food so tasty!
Maria’s aunt mailed her a gift, but it is being held at customs. Follow along as she navigates the process of retrieving her package from the customs facility.
Miguel is planning a family camping trip, so he decides to call the campsite in advance to ask some questions about the facilities.
Marina confronts her neighbour to accuse him of stealing her cat… again.
Dona Inês notices some extra charges on her bank statement. Find out what happens when she goes to the bank to sort out the issue.
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!
A man goes to a computer repair shop after encountering an error on his laptop. Will the technician be able to recover his files?
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.