Viva o Português!

Hooray for Portuguese!

May 5, 2020

Adapted and translated from an article written by Lena Strang which was published in the latest issue of Tomorrow Magazine.

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.

Artigo 23 – António Guterres, A Unir Nações

António Guterres, Uniting Nations

November 14, 2016

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!

Atualidade 2

Current Affairs 2

March 13, 2016

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!

Atualidade 1

Current Affairs 1

January 15, 2016

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?

Tags:News Money
People:Joel Rui
Level:B1
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Fotografar Comida em Restaurantes / O Sono e o Álcool

Photographing Food in Restaurants / Sleep and Alcohol

February 3, 2013

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.
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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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Aproveita!

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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.