A Consoada

Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner is a sumptuous meal that brings the whole family to the table for socialization and celebration. Learn more about the treats and traditions of Christmas Eve in Portugal.


  • Na Consoada comemos todos como lordes, começando com o bacalhau, Is the gerund começando not
    more usually translated as “a começar” in European Portuguese, or is that a myth?

    • Not a myth, Peter! It’s true that the gerund is not as common in European Portuguese, but that doesn’t mean it’s not used at all 🙂

    • Não, Matthew, são duas sobremesas diferentes 🙂 A baba de camelo é uma sobremesa feita com leite condensado (condensed milk), e o leite creme é parecido com crème brûlée.

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