The Taste of Summer in Portugal: Traditional Food You Must Try
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The Taste of Summer in Portugal: Traditional Food You Must Try

One of the best parts about visiting Portugal is getting to taste traditional Portuguese dishes. They are delicious, from the peculiar Arroz de Pato (Duck rice) to the rich Mariscada, a Portuguese seafood stew. And, of course, there is no forgetting the famous Pastel de nata (Custard tart). In Portugal, traditional food is a serious…

99 Essential European Portuguese Phrases and Expressions for This Summer
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99 Essential European Portuguese Phrases and Expressions for This Summer

There are many reasons you should learn Portuguese. One of them, with the most immediate benefits, is the possibility of traveling to Portugal and using it in a real-life context. The country is especially known as a summer destination, with stunning beaches and warm sunny days. Thus, after programming your trip and deciding what you…

Vacationing in Portugal – Summer Edition (2024)
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Vacationing in Portugal – Summer Edition (2024)

The summer is here and brings long sunny days demanding a special program. For most people, this is the season in which they travel to foreign destinations, relax, and spend time with their family and friends. Especially in Europe, summer is also the high season. As a renowned destination, Portugal does not miss the mark. The nation…

Reasons Why to Learn Portuguese, When Most Portuguese Speak English
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Reasons Why to Learn Portuguese, When Most Portuguese Speak English

Have you ever visited Portugal without understanding Portuguese? If you have, you might be one of many tourists surprised by the amount of Portuguese who speak fluent English. Wherever you go in big cities and coastal areas, you will find English speakers eager to help.  Most native Portuguese speakers know at least two languages. They…

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…

Nice to Meet You in Portuguese: The Beginner’s Guide to Introductions
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Nice to Meet You in Portuguese: The Beginner’s Guide to Introductions

Science claims most people take 7 seconds to construct a first impression upon meeting someone else. This initial judgment can dictate what kind of relationship will result from the conversation. It also means you have less than the time it takes to drink a bica to make a great first impression. The same applies to introductions in foreign languages….

Your First Words in Portuguese From Portugal
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Your First Words in Portuguese From Portugal

Do you want to start learning Portuguese? Then, this post is for you! Prepare yourself to explore the essential Portuguese phrases and words. These tools will allow you to kickstart your language-learning journey already one step ahead. There are many reasons why you should learn Portuguese From Portugal. Learning a new language is exciting! It opens many…

“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,…

10+ Portuguese Stews And Comfort Foods to Try This Winter 
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10+ Portuguese Stews And Comfort Foods to Try This Winter 

In 2022, Portugal was rated 13th on the World’s Cuisines Ranking, according to Tasteatlas. It also earned four spots in the best traditional dishes in the world, with one of them reaching 3rd place. Thus, there is no doubt you should explore Portuguese food as much as you possibly can. And what better place to start…