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Here you'll find animated episodes, often previously launched as audio-only Shorties or Podcast episodes, and later brought to life by our good pal Wayne! You'll definitely agree that he's an expert at taking an episode and using colourful visuals to better illustrate what's being said and injecting a healthy dose of humour!
00:07:51

O Joel Apanha o Táxi (2019, ANIMATED!)

Joel Takes the Taxi (2019, ANIMATED!)

February 11, 2019

As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. 

With this newly-animated version of one of our early podcast episodes, we flash back to a time when Joel’s Portuguese skills were in their infancy! (Can you hear a difference?)

In this episode, Joel arrives to Lisbon and is faced with a challenging (and frustrating) taxi ride.

00:18:36

Episódio 1 (2018, ANIMATED) – Fotografar Comida em Restaurantes / O Sono e o Álcool

Episode 1 (2018, ANIMATED) - Photographing food in restaurants / Sleep and Alcohol

August 3, 2018

Talk about a callback… This video is a brand new animated version of our very first podcast episode, from way back in 2013!

By comparing the audio of this episode to our newer ones, you’ll hopefully notice not only a massive evolution in not only our production quality and comfort on the mic, but also in Joel’s Portuguese. He had been learning Portuguese for about a year when this was recorded.

It’s very humbling (especially for Joel) to go this far back into the archives, but Wayne’s fantastic animating talent has made it a lot of fun. Enjoy!

00:02:32

How to Pronounce the Letter X in Portuguese

July 10, 2018

Compared to some other languages, Portuguese pronunciation is relatively consistent, once you learn and follow the basic rules. A huge exception to this idea lies the letter X, which is one of the most challenging sounds – even for more intermediate learners.

That’s because this letter makes a several different sounds, and it varies unpredictably… for the most part. To get started, let’s see what Sherlock has to say on the topic:

(A special thanks to our friend Wayne Wilson for not only writing and animating this video, but for also providing the voice of Sherlock! Please help us thank him below or in the YouTube comments!)

As you saw in the video, there are 5 different ways to pronounce X in European Portuguese. But when you see a new word that contains this letter, how will you know which of the 5 pronunciations to use?

The only way to be fully sure is to memorize the individual words. But to hopefully give you a head start, let’s explore some of X’s common pronunciation patterns:

00:12:54

Resolver Um Problema Ao Telefone (2018, ANIMATED!)

Solving a Problem on the Phone

April 10, 2018

Update: April 10, 2018 – As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. The video is free for everyone to watch, plus our supporting Members get access to a special version with subtitles for improving comprehension.

Telephone and Internet service companies are notoriously painful to deal with, and Portugal is no exception! In this dialogue, a pushy representative from “VOZ” calls in an attempt to recapture a former client. Have you had the pleasure of dealing with one of these services in Portuguese yet?

00:07:36

O Joel Vai Ao Hospital (2018, ANIMATED!)

Joel Goes to the Hospital (2018, ANIMATED!)

January 12, 2018

Update: January 12, 2018 – As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. The video is free for everyone to watch, plus our supporting Members get access to a special version with subtitles for improving comprehension.

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Getting sick can cause pain and suffering, but it’s often not as bad as the hours spent in the waiting room of a hospital!

00:10:33

Animated: Pizza Na Hora Está a Contratar!

Animated: Pizza on Time is Now Hiring!

August 11, 2017

Animator Wayne Wilson is back at it again, in this third episode of our Pizza Na Hora series (previously audio-only).

Márcio o Brasileiro calls in once again to everyone’s favourite Portuguese pizzeria, but this time to ask the owner for a job. Will they be able to overcome their cultural differences and work together? Watch to find out!

00:06:00

A Lenda do Galo de Barcelos (Animated!)

The Legend of the Rooster of Barcelos (Animated!)

February 18, 2017

Wayne, the talented animator and good friend of Practice Portuguese, is back at it again with this reimagining of one of our podcast episodes, based on a famous Portuguese tale.

You can find more of Wayne’s work on his YouTube channel. Please be sure to leave a comment to help us thank him for his countless hours of work. Obrigado Wayne!

00:02:38

Mystery of the Disappearing Sounds (in European Portuguese!)

October 5, 2016

Have you ever been confused by the way Portuguese natives pronounce their sentences?

Even if you know the individual words, when used together they can sound completely unfamiliar. This is often because some written vowels mysteriously vanish when spoken.

Watch this short video now, because in the next few days we’ll launch a new lesson to help you master vowel pronunciation. You’ll learn why these vowel sounds disappear so you’ll understand European Portuguese better while making your own accent sound more native!

00:06:04

Encomendar uma Pizza ANIMATED!

Ordering a Pizza ANIMATED!

September 22, 2016

We are very excited to announce that Wayne Wilson, a good friend of Practice Portuguese is back at it again with another animated version of one of our favourite episodes.

Our other Pizza Na Hora episode with Márcio o Brasileiro is one of our most-watched videos, so we know you’ll love this one too!

You can find more of Wayne’s work on his YouTube channel. Please be sure to leave a comment to help us thank him for his countless hours of work.

00:08:39

A Lenda da Rainha Santa Isabel ANIMATED!

The Legend of the Queen Saint Elizabeth ANIMATED!

June 30, 2016

Wayne Wilson is back at it again with another beautifully animated version of one of our episodes! This is one of our favourites, especially because it features Rui’s parents lending their voice talent as the king and queen!

You can find more of Wayne’s work on his YouTube channel. Please be sure to leave a comment to help us thank him for his countless hours of work.

00:04:42

O Joel Vai Ao Supermercado (Animated!)

Joel Goes to the Supermarket (Animated!)

January 31, 2016

We are excited to share with you another fantastic animated video by Wayne Wilson, of one of our classic episodes.

A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this Practice Portuguese episode. Find more of his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Toyuki1

Please be sure to leave a comment to share your appreciation with Wayne!

00:10:49

O Joel Inscreve-se Num Ginásio (Animated!)

Joel Signs Up at a Gym (Animated!)

November 10, 2015

Previously released as audio-only, this classic episode has been brought to life as a fully animated feature, by Wayne Wilson!

Original audio version, released March 29 2014.

A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this Practice Portuguese episode.

Please be sure to leave a comment on the YouTube video to share your appreciation with Wayne! You can find more of his other work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Toyuki1

00:05:47

New Video Released! Pastéis de Belém ou de Nata? (2015 Video Version)

New Video Released! "Pastéis de Belém" or "Pastéis de Nata"? (2015 Video Version)

March 5, 2015

Previously released as audio only, this classic episode has been brought to life with beautiful visuals by animator (and friend of Practice Portuguese), Wayne Wilson! A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this Practice Portuguese episode. Find more of his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Toyuki1

Just like all of our other episodes, logged-in Members can access the version with Portuguese subtitles for a more effective learning experience.

00:05:38

Pizza na Hora, Márcio o Brasileiro (Animated!!)

Pizza on Time, Márcio the Brazilian

January 29, 2015

Previously released as audio-only, one of our all-time favourite episodes has been brought to life as a fully animated feature, by Wayne Wilson!

Watch European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese face off head-to-head in this very special animated episode.

Original audio version, released Nov 5 2013.

A BIG thanks to Wayne for his countless hours of work in reimagining this Practice Portuguese episode. Find more of his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Toyuki1

A special Obrigado also goes out to the voice actors, Márcio (Brasileiro) and Luis (Português) for their talent contribution.

Be sure to leave a comment on YouTube to share your appreciate with Wayne!