The Serralves Museum is a prominent museum of contemporary art, surrounded by a large park and gardens.
Practice possessive pronouns / determiners in this dialogue about Afonso’s birthday plans.
A photographer struggles to take the perfect photo. See how many https://www.practiceportuguese.com/units/main/minimal-pairs you can find throughout the narrative.
The Fonseca family is a Portuguese family that celebrates Easter according to the traditional customs. Susana has been cleaning frantically to prepare her house for this special occasion, but not everything will go according to plan.
Explore the difference between the verbs dizer, falar, and contar in this dialogue between a brother and sister.
Maria and Isabel spend the day at the Lisbon Zoo.
Pedro arranged a Sunday lunch with his grandmother. He arrives a little after 9 a.m. to take a stroll through the city park before heading to the restaurant.
Let’s learn how to talk about measurements! Andreia and Pedro grab the tape measure to figure out how to make everything fit in their first home.
Are you intimidated by going to the gym? Don’t give up!
Amália Rodrigues was one of the most important voices in the Fado music of Portugal.
Jorge tells Soraia about meeting up with an old “friend” over the weekend. Notice the use of many regular and irregular verbs in the simple past tense.
What would you do? Explore the conditional mood as Sofia struggles to make a decision about a job opportunity.
Learn more about the Boa Esperança, a replica of the early caravels launched on perilous journeys in the 15th century. Adapted and translated from an article by Lena Strang in Tomorrow Magazine.
Raul tells Soraia about his love of football (i.e. soccer for you Americans)! Use the dialogue to help familiarize yourself with a variety of conjunctions.
Cátia and Manuel discuss their weekend plans.
Follow along with this simple vegetarian recipe using some delicious Portuguese ingredients. The formal imperative mood is used throughout.
Anselmo gets the Covid-19 vaccine. Follow along to prepare for the questions you may be asked at your appointment. This episode is longer than usual (a Longy rather than a Shorty!), but it includes lots of useful vocabulary and expressions as the characters discuss medical history, symptoms, and some myths about the vaccine. Members can […]
Beatriz writes in her diary about her family, pets, and favourite things to do.
(Personal note from Joel): Sue Williams and her husband David are long-time Practice Portuguese members. After I read Sue’s sailing memoir about their adventures and hardships while crossing the ocean from Canada to Portugal (and beyond… then back home again!), I enjoyed it so much that we requested permission from Sue and her publisher to […]
Learn about the history behind the Monument to the Overseas Combatants in Belém.
Diogo is in a bad mood and just wants some breakfast. Unfortunately, everywhere he goes seems to be closed. Verbs practice: regular -ir verbs in the present tense
A young woman asks for her father’s help with some shopping and home renovations. Learn new vocabulary for tools and home supplies.
Remote learning and working is not easy! Carlota logs into her online class just as her mother starts a work meeting. With so many voices, it becomes difficult for either of them to focus…
Rita realizes that she has quite a bit in common with Marcelo’s siblings! Listen for lots of possessive pronouns and possessive determiners throughout their conversation.