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,…

Everything You Should Know About Portugal in The Euro 2024
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Everything You Should Know About Portugal in The Euro 2024

With a staggering 3.5 billion fans, football is the world’s most popular sport, according to WorldAtlas. Besides, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is hosting one of its biggest events, the European Football Championship. Informally known as the Euro, this competition has happened every four years since its start in 1960. More recently, in 2022, a…

Tune Into Fluency: Learn Language Through Music
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Tune Into Fluency: Learn Language Through Music

Music is an art and a powerful tool. It affects people’s moods, triggers emotions, and sometimes shapes their behaviors. Most of us resort to our favorite tunes for an energy boost or to wind down after a stressful day. Governments try to inspire a sense of national identity and pride through national anthems. Businesses use…

The Best Times to Visit Portugal: Spring Edition
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The Best Times to Visit Portugal: Spring Edition

Most people know Portugal as a Summer destination. It has bright days, golden beaches, tasty food, and a panoply of fun activities to do. Still, the country has much to offer all year round. Lately, national organizations have been trying to promote tourism in less popular seasons. Their goal is to turn Portugal into a…

10+ Fun Ways to Learn a Language
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10+ Fun Ways to Learn a Language

Most people associate language learning with sitting still. Studying silently and memorizing grammar rules are standard practices for most teachers. And for some learners, those methods are effective. But they are boring, and you might struggle to stay motivated and focused. What if there was a different and funnier way to learn? What if you…

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…

“Natal” in Portugal: Christmas in The Iberian Country
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“Natal” in Portugal: Christmas in The Iberian Country

The first-ever Christmas celebration happened in Rome in AD 336. Since then, this religious festivity spread all over the world. As a mainly Catholic country, Portugal also celebrates the Christmas season. It is simultaneously a religious holiday, an old tradition, and a family celebration. “Natal” is the Portuguese word for Christmas. Like in other countries,…

The Portuguese Language – 10 Fascinating Curiosities (You’d Never Guess)
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The Portuguese Language – 10 Fascinating Curiosities (You’d Never Guess)

European Portuguese learners get to explore a unique language that has spread worldwide. However, learning Portuguese is not only studying the rules and principles that define it as a language. It involves more than understanding how to communicate with other Portuguese-language speakers. Studying the eighth most spoken language in the world allows you to discover a remarkable…