Lúcia has a problem with a cake she bought, so she returns to the shop to file a complaint!
Paulo and Rute are taking stock of the food and supplies they have in their kitchen. Time to make a shopping list! As you follow along, notice how the word “há” from the verb “haver” is used in different contexts.
Grandma is cooking a delicious meal that makes her grandson wonder how she makes her food so tasty!
Susana is at the supermarket buying groceries to make food with Maria. On her way to the checkout, she calls Maria to make sure she got everything they need for their snack!
Mário goes to the fish market to buy some fresh fish for his lunch!
Are you a fan of the Francesinha? Discover what makes this iconic Portuguese dish so delicious!
Before we usher in the New Year, Avó Odete wants to wish you a (belated) Feliz Natal! Recorded on Christmas Eve, Rui’s grandmother reminisces about how she met her husband, and shares her latest crochet projects with her fans. You’ll also learn the names of several traditional sweets and other food served during the holidays.
There’s a story behind Bolo Rei, a colourful cake that is always present at Christmas Eve dinner. Discover the meaning behind each component of this festive treat!
‘Tis the season… to spread misinformation about the origins of Christmas and Santa Claus! In this special holiday episode, Rui and Joel explore the food and other traditions of Christmas in Portugal, while featuring one of our latest Shorties, “a Consoada“. Boas festas a todos! 🎄
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.
António and Marta meet up and decide to go to a pastry shop. Learn the names of some common Portuguese sweets!
Maria has an unusual craving for sweets, so she decides to create her own candy!
Isabel invites Tiago over for dinner. Will one lasagna be enough?
Natália and Pedro decided to enjoy a nice lunch together. Find out what they ordered!
Luís and Manuel are having breakfast at a pastry shop on a Monday morning. Follow along as they order drinks and sweets and pay the bill.
In this episode, we deconstruct one of our latest “Shorties”. We go through some useful food vocabulary, discuss verb and tense choices, and Rui irons out Joel and Molly’s “estrangeiro” pronunciation! There’s also some exciting news about Practice Portuguese, especially for those of you who might be in the Algarve next weekend.
José convinces his friend Marta to try snails for the first time. Will she go through with it?
Luís and Maria decide to go out for dinner in a fancy restaurant without making a reservation. Learn some useful phrases for ordering food in a restaurant and discover some popular Portuguese dishes.
Portugal is known for many of its sweets and mouthwatering desserts. Learn more about the interesting history of one of these treats: ovos moles!
Two neighbours meet on a bus back to their village after a trip to the local market. On the way home, they talk about the meals they are going to prepare with their new purchases. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan.
Miguel and Sara have a hard decision to make: Where should they eat Francesinha? A coin toss sends them on their way, but the couple is in for an unexpected surprise.
Daily routines: tedious for some, but essential for others. Embrace our customs by following along with a typical Portuguese daily routine.
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Portuguese language? Throughout history, the Iberian Peninsula was populated and governed by several different nations. This rich and fascinating blend of influences is reflected in both our language and our culture. (Note: This episode is a rare exception to our “Shorty” format, as it is about […]
Learn how to order a coffee in Portugal, a task more complex than it seems! There are several types available and the lingo can vary from city to city. Don’t miss out on Portugal’s coffee culture, an essential part of daily life!