Que Dia É Hoje?

What Day Is Today?

May 5, 2021

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 🇲🇴: […]

Despedidas e Parcerias

Farewells And Partnerships

March 30, 2021

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 […]

The 2020 Holiday Party

December 24, 2020

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 […]

Na Reforma Agrária

At The "Reforma Agrária"

December 9, 2020

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 […]

Consonant Sounds and the European Portuguese Alphabet

December 3, 2020

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          […]

50 Sombras da Avó Odete

50 Shades of Grandma Odete

August 18, 2020

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 […]

Jocka, Um Português Com Asas

Jocka, A Portuguese With Wings

February 1, 2020

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.