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.
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!
The sardine is a very important fish for Portuguese people and is highly consumed during the Popular Saints’ Festivals. Learn more about the economic and social impact of the sardine and the tasty meals that can be prepared with it.
Learn about the amazing gastronomy of Portugal and its most famous pastry: the Pastel de Nata. Discover how this Portuguese custard pie came to be, its ingredients, and its popularity not only with the locals, but tourists as well!
To prepare for an upcoming birthday party that they’ll be hosting, a modern grandma and her jokester husband stock up on groceries at the local supermarket. While taking advantage of every promotion they can, will they actually remember to pick up everything they went there for in the first place?
John crosses paths with Dona Ana around lunchtime, and has a respectful conversation revolving around food.
Menus might be missing at this restaurant’s table, but a courteous waiter is eager to keep a new customer satisfied.
Pedro, João and Maria go to a restaurant and try to choose between lots of tasty and varied options.
It’s time to eat, as Pedro discovers the culinary preferences of his friend João.
Joel goes to the Cinema and is faced with various decisions… Let’s see whether his Portuguese skills are up to the challenge!
While making her way through her lengthy shopping list (containing useful food vocabulary, of course), Sra. Rosa shares her elderly wisdom with a young employee who is eager to help. Special Guest: Eliana Silva
Maria is looking for a pen, but ends up chatting with Pedro and shares some snacks with him.
As dinner is served, Hugo has a bitter surprise at the table that requires him to improvise.
A hearty meal knocks Pedro out for the evening, as his supportive mother looks on.
This holiday season, a Practice Portuguese TV reporter takes to the streets to hear directly from Portuguese natives about their family Christmas traditions… until a particularly talkative woman steals the show!
Hoping for a calm, vegetarian dining experience at a local Portuguese restaurant, Sr. John gets thrown off guard by unprofessional service and a problem with his order! Find out how he deals with these challenges, and learn lots of vocabulary and expressions to use the next time you’re dining out.
Our fabulously fictional Portuguese family is back (with peculiarly different voices 😂) and this time, they’re considering adding a new member. We explore new vocabulary surrounding food, animals and more, and also run into some new usage examples of the conjunctive and conditional moods. And just like in the last episode, Rui continues to help […]
Today, our fictional Portuguese family is subjected to some of the grammar you’ll find around the B2 Intermediate level, including the “conjuntivo” verb mood. Since the mother is sick, the father has to improvise with preparing dinner himself, all while taking care of the kids. Will it be as easy as he thinks, or will […]
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 […]
Avó Odete is back! She teaches us lots of new vocabulary while chatting, singing, and washing the dishes, (with Rui’s “help” 🙈). Rui even attempts to get her saying “asneiras” (bad words!) Watch now to see if he succeeds!