A Família Martins

The Martins Family

Meet the Martins family from Porto! Learn more about what each family member does for work and how they like to spend their holidays.


  • Really enjoying the shorties- as a new Portuguese learner, super helpful to have the transcript (and the translation as an option). For the vocabulary list in the Shorties recording, it would be really helpful to add buttons to listen to the pronunciation of the new vocabulary while looking over the list- obrigada!

  • I agree with Eugene above as I was thinking the same, to be able to listen to the pronunciation of the vocabulary. and the questions in the quiz if possible.

  • Hi, just a question. in the transcription it says, o casal “tem” dois filhos, the couple has two children, why do you not use the plural form of the verb Ter?
    Regards Robert.

    • Hi Robert, in this case “the couple” is being considered a single unit (a collective noun), so it’s treated as 3rd person singular, rather than 3rd person plural. (This is a confusing topic in English too, as some would say “The couple has 2 children” and others would say “The couple have 2 children”.)

  • Hi Molly, thanks for your reply, I thought that might be the case when your translation said “the couple has two children”, I would always say “have two children”!
    Regards Robrrt.

  • Bom Dia! Just wanted to say how helpful these dialogues are. I’ve been learning Portuguese now for 8 months, and my reading skills are OK, but listening and understanding skills are very weak, which is why I have signed up to your site. It is so helpful to have the highlighted sentences to match what is being said. I try listening first to see if I understand anything (usually not a lot!), then go back and listen and read at the same time. Please keep adding the dialogues for the beginner’s level – they are so helpful! Multi obrigada!

    • Olá Fiona, thank you so much for the kind feedback! It’s nice to hear that these have been helping you. We will make sure to prioritize the beginner level dialogues. 🙂

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