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A Sopa da Diana

Diana's Soup

September 7, 2022

A group of friends are about to go see a movie. Before they leave, Diana decides to make dinner for everyone, despite not being a very good cook… Take note of how regular -ar verbs (such as chegar, começar, cozinhar, ajudar, cortar, etc.) are conjugated in the present tense (presente do indicativo) throughout the dialogue. […]

Cerveja Canadiana

Canadian Beer

May 3, 2022

Before leaving Canada, Joel and Rui spend the afternoon indulging in the strangest local craft beer flavours they could find. Should Portugal take notes and adopt some of these new flavours… or is it better to stick to the basics?

Os Vários Empregos do Senhor Ramiro

The Various Jobs Of Sr. Ramiro

January 12, 2022

Luísa stops at the bakery to buy some bread and chat with Sr. Ramiro, an old family friend who seems to have had every profession imaginable! Notes for this episode: Notice how Luísa treats Sr. Ramiro with the formal form of “you” and he treats Luísa with the informal form (tu). Learn more about informal […]

Deixa-Me Dormir!

Let Me Sleep!

September 6, 2021

In today’s European Portuguese Listening Practice, you’ll listen to a dialogue between a Portuguese couple, who cannot agree on what time to get up in the morning. Martim is already hungry and bored, so Lara has to get creative if she wants to sleep in.

Alguém Pediu uma Francesinha?

Did Somebody Order A "Francesinha"?

July 8, 2021

Ahhh the famous Portuguese Francesinha, a staple of Portuguese cuisine! 🤤 The Francesinha is a traditional Portuguese dish that comes from Porto, a city in the north of Portugal. The recipe is simple: All you need is two slices of bread, a beef steak, several Portuguese sausages and cheese. The traditional Portuguese francesinha always comes […]

Eu Só Queria Tomar o Pequeno-Almoço

I Just Wanted To Have Breakfast

February 27, 2021

Diogo is in a bad mood and just wants some breakfast. Unfortunately, everywhere he goes seems to be closed. Listen for regular -ir verbs in the present tense throughout the story, including abrir, desistir, vestir, and decidir. Remember, they’re conjugated with almost the same endings as regular -er verbs!

The 2020 Holiday Party

December 24, 2020

We wrap up 2020 with the spotlight on our members from all over the world, as they describe their favourite traditional holiday foods and drinks. You’ll also get to meet more of the Practice Portuguese team (with an appearance from Avó Odete), while our set (and post-rum-cider Joel) start falling apart. A huge “obrigado” to all […]

Na Reforma Agrária

At The "Reforma Agrária"

December 9, 2020

Listening Practice! Dona Rosa discusses her experiences selling crops at the farmer market, known to locals as the Reforma Agrária. This name is based on the Agrarian Reform which came about in Portugal following the 1974 Carnation Revolution. Through this reform, the government set up collective farms in the Alentejo region and gave subsidies to […]