Your Intro to Portuguese Slang and Colloquialisms
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Your Intro to Portuguese Slang and Colloquialisms

Every language includes some slang. Like grammar, verbs, and vocabulary, these unique words and expressions are also part of learning a new language. They are not only fun but also practical. Slang is mostly used in conversation. Thus, it is unlikely that you will find it in writing in books that are not novels. However,…

How to Improve Your European Portuguese Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively
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How to Improve Your European Portuguese Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Sooner or later, most language learners wonder how they can improve their vocabulary. For example, a quick search for “Portuguese vocabulary” brings you dozens of results for word lists with their English translations.  But does reading word lists over and over again really help you memorize new words? Isn’t there a better, faster way to…

Funny Portuguese Phrases and Expressions to Use in 2024
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Funny Portuguese Phrases and Expressions to Use in 2024

Have you ever heard a Portuguese person say they will have to swallow a frog (Engolir um sapo)? How about telling someone else to go bother Camões (ir chatear Camões)? Part of learning Portuguese is exploring the funny expressions that add so much character to the language. However, these idioms carry a story behind them…

“It’s Freezing Cold” in Portuguese: 10 Words And Expressions to Use This Winter 
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“It’s Freezing Cold” in Portuguese: 10 Words And Expressions to Use This Winter 

Winter is here! And to welcome December and the cold season, we are exploring new paths in Portuguese vocabulary. In this post, you will discover 10 European Portuguese words and expressions related to “Inverno” (wintertime).  One of the best techniques to memorize specific terminology is to use it promptly. The winter weather is already in full…

10 Ways to Say “No” – Portuguese Alternatives to “Não”
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10 Ways to Say “No” – Portuguese Alternatives to “Não”

The word “não” (no) is among the first terms you learn, whether in European or Brazilian Portuguese. As the most common way to say you disagree with someone, it is also one you will use often, along with “sim” and “Obrigado/a.” From the beginning, when you learn Portuguese, you will include it in short answers…