Here’s a little glimpse of what our Easter Sunday looked like at home earlier today. The struggle was definitely real, spending the day arguing with our 3-year-old about how much chocolate she should be allowed to eat! Almost as impressive as her negotiating skills, you’ll get to hear how our daughter’s language is coming along, […]
Negotiating About Chocolate with our Bilingual Toddler
A Melhor Invenção da Humanidade
Mankind's Best Invention
Time for a cheesy episode!
Carolos à Moda da Beira-Alta
Beira-Alta Style Carolos
Learn Portuguese while cooking a delicious meal with this recipe for Beira-Alta Style Carolos.
A Sopa da Diana
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. […]
O Delicioso Pastel de Nata
The Delicious Custard Tart
Have you tried a pastel de nata?
Almoço em Casa da Dona Graça
Lunch At Dona Graça's House
Senhor Esteves stops by to say hello to Dona Graça and her daughter, Carla. Since it’s almost lunchtime, they invite him to stay for a meal. Notice the different levels of formality used among the different speakers.
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
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 […]
Maria Encontra os Colegas
Maria Meets Up With Her Colleagues
Let’s practice forming plurals in European Portuguese with this conversation between Maria and Pedro. Maria is looking for a pen, but ends up chatting with Pedro and sharing some snacks with him.
Let Me Sleep!
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.
À Busca de Doces
In Search Of Sweets
In today’s European Portuguese Listening Practice episode, you’ll listen to a dialogue between Maria and her friend. Maria has an unusual craving for sweets, so she decides to try and create her own candy.
Alguém Pediu uma Francesinha?
Did Somebody Order A "Francesinha"?
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 […]
The Pastel de Nata Weight Loss Plan
Can football (soccer) players eat Pastéis de Nata every day❓🤔 In this video we are going to practice European Portuguese together while we talk to a personal trainer (and good friend) Rafael Cabrita. He shares some of his fitness and nutrition secrets, despite Rui and Joel’s best efforts to derail him with their silliest questions. […]
Horta Dentro de Casa
Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables? You can even plant a little garden indoors!
Ordering Coffee in Portugal | European Portuguese Listening Practice
In this video, you’ll 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!
A Serra da Estrela
The Serra Da Estrela
Learn about Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. Correction on Line 5: We recorded this as “1933 metros”, but the actual elevation is “1993 metros”.
Receita de Torradas de Cogumelos
Mushroom Toast Recipe
Follow along with this simple vegetarian recipe using some delicious Portuguese ingredients. The formal imperative mood is used throughout.
Eu Só Queria Tomar o Pequeno-Almoço
I Just Wanted To Have Breakfast
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!
A Ilha do Pico
Learn about Pico, one of the beautiful islands of the Azores and home to the highest peak in Portugal.
O Roubo do Caril
The Theft Of The Curry
Practice the imperative mood as Carlos tries to keep up with Sara’s cooking instructions!
Compras Para a Passagem de Ano
Shopping for New Years Eve
A mother and son make a shopping list for their family New Year’s celebration.
The 2020 Holiday Party
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 […]
Tipos de Farinha
Types Of Flour
A customer asks a grocery store employee for help finding the right kind of flour.
Na Reforma Agrária
At The "Reforma Agrária"
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 […]