Rui and Joel appeared on “What’s Up” with Carolina Patrocínio on March 16, 2021, to discuss how Practice Portuguese came to be, and where we’re headed! (Do we look as nervous as we felt?) Thanks to SIC Mulher for inviting us and for making us feel so “bem-vindos”!
Rui loses his mind and Joel loses his hearing as they count down to 10,000 followers on Instagram. Obrigado pelo vosso apoio! Don’t forget to join (and follow) us on Instagram for tons of exclusive European Portuguese content!
Bruno is captivated by his favourite morning news program as Carlos struggles to convince him it’s all fake news.
Lena Strang, originally from Finland, now lives in sunny Algarve. As a journalist for a community magazine, she has interviewed local people about their lives and researched intriguing histories behind abandoned buildings. These stories form part of two books available both in English and Portuguese: “Touching Lives/ Vidas que nos Tocam and Crossing Cultures / Culturas que se Cruzam.
You can connect with Lena and learn more about her work here.
In the midst of a hurricane, the residents of a small town are facing one disaster after another. The streets are flooded and João’s house is on fire! A reporter is live on the scene to follow the events as they unfold. If only someone would get help…
Practice your weather vocabulary with this fake forecast for the week. Tip: Too easy? Make it more like a real-life news report by increasing the playback speed!
A few days ago, Joel overheard some enthusiastic Portuguese natives talking about how António Guterres had been chosen as the new secretary-general of the United Nations. So in this episode, we take the opportunity to explore António’s life and the experiences that led up to this proud moment in Portugal’s history!
Whether you’re talking about cleaning, or even the extinction of dinosaurs, there is always a good excuse to practice European Portuguese!
At first we had the articles and the dialogues. Then came the legends, and now the “Actualidades” (Current Events):
- A boy who can’t read
- A minister who buys sneakers from a bum
- A news story that “puxa a brasa à nossa sardinha“
Pulls what?? Não sabes? Pois, mas podes aprender! Test your Portuguese, and your patience!
It’s the first episode of current events! In this new format we will share the most discussed news stories of the week. They will be more dynamic episodes, in which Rui and Joel participate simultaneously. Are you ready?
In this article you will hear the description in Portuguese of the tragedy that occurred in Nepal. This was the news that arrived in Portugal.
If you want to help those affected by the earthquake, go to the Nepal Red Cross website, nrcs.org, and make your donation.
What’s your favorite day of the week? Listen to the article and show us a picture of your worst “cara de segunda-feira”!
The end of the world will be in 2032! Can you learn Portuguese by then?
A new article format – now with a brief summary of the news in simpler words!
Update: August 3, 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.
The articles in this first episode are:
- Fotografar Comida em Restaurantes
- O Sono e O Álcool
We are proud to present the first of many episodes of the Practice Portuguese Podcast. We have many projects planned for European / Continental Portuguese learners, and is just the beginning.
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iTunes Store description:
Practice Portuguese is for the European Portuguese learner who wants to take the next step towards improving their listening and speaking skills. Don’t worry if you can’t understand everything at first. Just keep listening and your comprehension will improve with each episode.
A melhor forma de aprender uma língua é ser exposto a diálogos da vida real com pessoas nativas dessa língua. Practice Portuguese é para estudantes de português europeu que procuram dar o próximo passo em conversação e compreensão oral.