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Natal

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Natal Word of the Week: Christmas           Exemplos / Examples:  1) Você vai viajar no Natal? (Are you going to travel during Christmas?) 2) Onde você vai passar o Natal? (Where are you going to spend Christmas?) 3) Você […]

O que

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: O que Word of the Week: What         Exemplos / Examples:  1) O que você quer tomar? (What would you like to drink?) 2) Você entendeu o que ele disse? (Did you understand what he said?) 3) O que você está fazendo? (What are […]

New Online Grammar Training Tool

I'm very excited to be working on a new online grammar training tool! Development is in the final stages and we are looking to complete some testing before launching in the coming weeks. Are you learning Portuguese grammar at an intermediate or advanced level? Would you be willing to provide some feedback for our new […]

Horário

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Horário Word of the Week: Time, Schedule           Exemplos / Examples:  1) O Horário de Verão começa hoje. (Daylight Saving Time starts today.) 2) Qual é o horário da reunião? (What time is the meeting?) 3) Seu horário de trabalho é fixo ou flexível? (Is your work […]

Não

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Não Word of the Week: No, Not         Exemplos / Examples:  1) Você quer café? Não, obrigado/obrigada. (Would you like some coffee? No, thank you.) 2) Eu não sei dançar. (I cannot dance.) 3) Ele não fala português. (He does not speak Portuguese.) Remark: Want to learn more words? […]

Outubro

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Outubro Word of the Week: October           Exemplos / Examples:  1) Hoje é dia 1º de outubro. (Today is the 1st of October.) 2) Vou viajar no final de outubro. (I will travel at the end of October.) 3) […]

Bar

Learning Portuguese through the News Bar (bar, pub) Did you know that words ending in -r as in "bar" make the plural form by adding -es? More Examples: 1) bar – bares (bar, pubs – bars, pubs) 2) melhores (better) 3) professor – professores (teacher – teachers) You can find more about the plural form in my Portuguese Grammar book (page 35-36). […]

Curiosidade

Learning Portuguese through the News   Curiosidade (curiosity) Did you know that words ending in -ade as in "curiosidade" are feminine? More Examples: 1) a cidade (the city) 2) a prioridade (the priority) 3) a universidade (the university) You can learn a lot and improve your Portuguese overall by just reading the news headlines.  Remark: Click here to read the article.   

Suco

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Suco Word of the Week: Juice           Exemplos / Examples:  1) Eu vou tomar um suco de laranja e você? (I am going to drink an orange juice and you?) 2) Eu quero um suco de abacaxi com hortelã. (I would like […]

Mudar

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the News Mudar (to change, to move) Quero mudar o Brasil, não me mudar do Brasil.  I want to change Brazil, not move from Brazil.  Many people want to move from Brazil, but at the same time, many people want to change Brazil.  More Examples: 1) Vamos mudar o Brasil. (Let's change […]