Rodrigo reminisces about his favourite tavern: Tasquinha do Zé Pipo. Notice how the imperfeito do indicativo (past continuous) is used throughout the dialogue.
Portuguese people LOVE to use diminutives, such as adding -inho to make words cuter. But BE CAREFUL because there are a couple exceptions that can get you into big trouble!
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!
Hugo returns from a trip to Paris and complains to Matilde about his struggle to order his usual coffee.
Vitória goes out for drinks with her brother and a friend. Follow along as she orders beer in Portugal.
Tensions are running high as João and Alice arrive at a restaurant for their lunch reservation.
Renato asks for suggestions on where he and his family should eat lunch.
João and Bianca decide to try out a new restaurant for lunch!
In Portugal, a café is more than just a place to grab a quick coffee!
Natália and Pedro decided to enjoy a nice lunch together. Find out what they ordered!
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.
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.
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.
Miguel tells João about his new job working at a restaurant.
Talk about a callback… This video is a brand new animated version of our very first podcast episode, from way back in 2013!
By comparing the audio of this episode to our newer ones, you’ll hopefully notice not only a massive evolution in not only our production quality and comfort on the mic, but also in Joel’s Portuguese. He had been learning Portuguese for about a year when this was recorded.
It’s very humbling (especially for Joel) to go this far back into the archives, but Wayne’s fantastic animating talent has made it a lot of fun. Enjoy!
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.
This episode is a collaboration featuring Tatiana Ribeiro, a Portuguese teacher (and fan of the project) from Brazil, currently living Italy! She recorded with us and also wrote the dialogue, which takes place in a café in Portugal.
Since we all know jokes are funnier after they’re explained in exhaustive detail, Rui and Joel discuss the key vocabulary and expressions used throughout. But rather than making it easy on you by switching to English, we decided to keep the entire conversation in Portuguese!
But don’t worry – For the first time ever, members using the podcast player on our website can now enable English translations at any point in this episode, to make sure you don’t miss a single “palavra”.
We’re excited to hear what you think!
Update, August 11, 2017: Shortly after launching this episode, we were invited on Tatiana’s radio show for an interview. We’ve released an edited version of this interview with transcript if you’d like to have a listen!
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.