Happy World Day of the Portuguese Language! 📚 In 2009, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries defined May 5 as the World Day of the Portuguese Language, and on 2019 the date was recognized by Unesco. The first celebration took place in 2020. Portuguese is the official language in 9 countries and in Macau 🇲🇴: […]
Portugal’s best realtor (who loves English and “open spacing”) shows you a luxury T8 apartment, which is surely to be exactly as you imagined from the ad. Have you worked with any realtors in Portugal yet?
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!
👋 Adeus looks similar to adiós, so you can pronounce them the same way, right? (Spoiler alert: NO) We’ll cover the simplest ways to say goodbye in Portuguese, including a more informal option. Stay tuned until the end for bonus tips on riding that “urgency wave” when you arrive in Portugal! 🌊
2021 has already been off to a busy start! Rui & Joel update you on everything that’s going on, (all in Portuguese): • Rui & Joel get COVID swabs jammed up their noses… for TV • Rui quits something and joins something else within the same week (Huh?) • Our mobile app is on the […]
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!
Is the pronunciation of “sim” (yes) the same as “si” in Spanish? How do you pronounce that “m” at the end of the word? You’ll also learn how to pronounce the nasal sound in “não”, and how to avoid wasting time when time studying Portuguese!
There’s a pretty good chance that, unless you’re already speaking with a perfect Portuguese accent, you’ll be asked where you’re from. This episode will make sure you’re armed and ready with the right answer so you can keep the conversation flowing!
In this episode, Rui and Joel show you how to introduce yourself to someone and ask them what their name is.
Rui and Joel show you how to ask how someone is doing, and how to correctly say “thank you”, (something that even natives sometimes get wrong!)
Rui and Joel go over how to greet someone in European Portuguese, depending on the time of day, to kick off this new video series covering the basics of European Portuguese.
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 […]
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 […]
Mastering the consonant sounds are essential to understanding and speaking European Portuguese. While many sounds are similar in English, there are a handful that are extra challenging to learn and pronounce, including “s”, “r”, “lh”, “x” and “z”. Check out the complete reference guide with audio examples here! Chapters: 00:00 Intro […]
Listening Practice! A local woman named Rosa shares her story with author Lena Strang. As Dona Rosa discusses her life, dreams, and what keeps her busy, it’s clear that she has a lot of love for her family and country.
As dinner is served, Hugo has a bitter surprise at the table that requires him to improvise.
Like any curious child, Tiago is constantly asking his parents questions, but some are easier to answer than others… (Previously launched as audio-only, now fully-animated by the talented Wayne Wilson!)
Have you ever spoken to someone in Portuguese, only to have them immediately switch to English on you? The path of least resistance may be to just allow the conversation to stay in English, but in this video, Joel has had enough! He decides to keep the conversation in Portuguese, with the help of a […]
Avó Odete has been healthy and safe from COVID-19, although she’s not too impressed with having to be regularly tested, (as you’ll see in the video). She’s also been catching up with some reading, although it’s perhaps not exactly what you’d expect! Warning: This video contains explicit language, so please skip it if you’re younger […]
Follow along as Inês and Ricardo search for something fun to pass the time at home. (Previously launched as audio-only, now fully-animated by the talented Wayne Wilson!)
Doing his part to counteract the effects of climate change, Rui Sr. shares his innovative, never-before-seen method to stay cool while protecting the environment!
The idea of hanging several meters above the stage might sound scary, but that’s just another day at the office for Portuguese aerialist and acrobat, Jocka Carvalho! He discusses his passion for his art, performing around the world, and his love for returning to Lisbon at the end of a contract.