What you NEED to KNOW when moving to Portugal! Tips from those who’ve done it!

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We met up with Josh and Kalie from ExpatsEverywhere, who have been living in Portugal for just over a year, to discuss what you must do before and after moving to Portugal. In this video lookout for all the tips they have to share!

If you need more specific information on moving to Portugal and living there make sure to check their YouTube channel @ExpatsEverywhere – https://www.youtube.com/c/expatseverywhere

Also, Josh and Kalie have been learning Portuguese with us – we’ve tested them in the beginning and tested them a few months later! Have they made any progress?? Check it out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3lkqpNYZc

Obrigado a todos.

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  1. Such good advice! The issue with being spoken to in English, especially in big cities, is definitelly a big one when you’re trying to use Portuguese.

  2. Marlon and Carla, we absolutely loved teaming up with you and doing this collaboration. You two are awesome people. Your professionalism and cool, laidback personalities are incredible and we’re blessed to count you as friends. – Josh & Kalie

    1. Hey Josh & Kalie. It was lovely to meet you both and we had a great time working with you! You’re very easy and fun to work with 🤗
      Marlon & Carla

  3. Love their channel! One of the first one’s we started watching when we made the decision that we’re going to move to Portugal. You guys are awesome too!!! 🙂

    1. Thanks 😆. Glad to know you’re enjoying our content. They put up a huge amount of helpful, informative videos.

  4. The struggle is real…When you are thinking that learning French is easier than learning Portuguese, well, you are in trouble!! I have to figure this out and the Portuguese who are so nice, welcoming and accommodating are not helping me becauseyou are right that ! Sigh

    1. @Tamara Madelin sorry to hear that. My advice to you is, be persistent – they reply in English, you reply back in Portuguese (if possible) 😜or simply ask them if they could help you improve your Portuguese by speaking to you only in the target language – Portuguese people, in general, are happy to help! In fact, some likely think they’re being helpful by speaking to you in a language you’re more comfortable with ☺️

    2. @Portuguese With Carla I’m a member of “ the journey “ and I’ve just started as a total beginner.
      The French are famous of refusing to speak English with foreigners but after I started learning French and tried to speak French with them , all of sudden they switched to English 😂.
      Any how , I told them that I appreciated them speaking to me in English but that I love their beautiful language and prefer to speak in French . 😊

  5. expat is the gourmet name for immigrant…usually the British and Americans like to use the term expat to distinguish themselves from others they consider inferior…so they couldn’t simply be immigrants like a Pakistani or an Indian…

    1. @Augusto Quintas Até ir embora são todos emigrantes, a não ser que venha em missão de trabalho por um tempo determinado

    2. I totally agree with you. In any country , you always find the British and Americans are always expats , even if they lived in a country 20 or 30 years

    3. @Luis Vasconcelos mas americanos e britânicos são “expats” mesmo depois de viverem 20-30 anos noutros países. Acho que o @Augusto Quintas tem razão, é só mais uma maneira de tentarem se diferenciar de outros imigrantes. Da um certo ar de superioridade.

  6. I subscribed immediately to your channel. I found it thanks to Josh & Kalie. Since the 30th of December I´m in Coimbra near to the Alma Shopping, but with a Schengen passport. European portuguese is very different from brazilian, which I managed well. My mother´s language is german, I learned argentinian spanish together with english. My father was my mother´s french teacher of russian origin, so at age 5 I had already 3 or 4 languages in my bag, now they are much more. In your video I saw a park ¿where is it? Greetings, Teo

    1. Wow Teo with so many languages already it won’t be long before you become fluent in Portuguese! Thanks for subscribing 😊
      If I’m not mistaken, the park we filmed at is called Parque do Choupalinho 👍🏽

    1. @Mouloud Krim everyone knows english, but if they say spanish is same as portuguese, it´s wrong…no ones likes that…as portuguese i prefer the foreign speakes in english than spanish

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