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Topic: Learning Portuguese
Posted By: sunseeker2010
Subject: Learning Portuguese
Date Posted: 03/April/2020 at 11:16
I've decided I'm going to use the lockdown as an opportunity to improve my existing (limited) knowledge of the Portuguese language. Does anyone have any online resources they would recommend?



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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 03/April/2020 at 11:30
Sounds a great idea - its about time I learnt Portuguese (6 and half years living here)


Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 03/April/2020 at 12:53
Try    http://www.duolingo.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.duolingo.com/
 I'm sure there are others. I used it to learn a bit of German.


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Posted By: sidsmum
Date Posted: 04/April/2020 at 09:39
Originally posted by sunseeker2010 sunseeker2010 wrote:

I've decided I'm going to use the lockdown as an opportunity to improve my existing (limited) knowledge of the Portuguese language. Does anyone have any online resources they would recommend?


Great idea 👍

Jock's suggestion Duolingo only seems to offer Brazilian Portuguese (but I may use the app to see how much school days French I can remember!)

Any other suggestions for Portugal Portuguese apps?

Thanks xx


Posted By: sunseeker2010
Date Posted: 04/April/2020 at 13:30
The Michel Thomas CDs are very good for understanding the rules of the language. I would now like to expand on what I have learned, but there aren't as many resources online for learning Portuguese as there are for learning French, German and Spanish etc.


Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 05/April/2020 at 11:33
There is a very `basic`course on my site http://www.albufeiraguide.yolasite.com/language.php" rel="nofollow - www.albufeiraguide.yolasite.com/language.php

I recommend Babbel ...


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Posted By: bebop
Date Posted: 08/July/2020 at 16:42
I , like Sunseeker, reckoned that I would use spare time to learn Portuguese. I have picked up words and phrases over the years but would like to have a better knowledge of the language.  I have gone with Duolingo.  
My understanding is that most of the language is understood in Portugal but there are a few words, for example, Pineapple in Portugal is ananas , whereas in Brazil is abacaxi - totally different word.
I would like to ask if the Brazilian portuguese, which is the only option on Duolingo is understood well in Portugal?

Also, Pyrman, is there a cost for the Babbel that you recommended, and is it Portuguese rather than Brazilian portuguese?


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 09/July/2020 at 09:25
"I would like to ask if the Brazilian portuguese, which is the only option on Duolingo is understood well in Portugal?"

It is, to the extent that the Brazilian made endless and tedious equivalents of British 'soap operas' are broadcast without sub titles. My neighbour is from Brazil, as are many of his friends here.

It is a problem for those wishing to learn that almost all dictionaries and learning media default to Brazilian, which is of course spoken by very many more people than 'classic' Portuguese. There are significant differences in pronunciation between the two 'versions' of the language.

Have a read and listen of this http://www.mezzoguild.com/portuguese-and-brazilian/" rel="nofollow - https://www.mezzoguild.com/portuguese-and-brazilian/

There are similar to be found via a Google search. Other search websites are available.


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Posted By: Teresa
Date Posted: 14/January/2021 at 20:44
All are probably fluent by now...  ;)  but, if not, I had the same thoughts and have found another site, https://www.practiceportuguese.com/  

Teaches European Portuguese not Brazilian.  There is small fee though 15 Euros/month


Posted By: sunseeker2010
Date Posted: 15/January/2021 at 10:12
Originally posted by Teresa Teresa wrote:

All are probably fluent by now...  ;)  but, if not, I had the same thoughts and have found another site, https://www.practiceportuguese.com/  

Teaches European Portuguese not Brazilian.  There is small fee though 15 Euros/month


Thanks for that. I will check it out. Have you been using it often?

Sadly I never did get round to committing more time to improving my Portuguese during the first lockdown.


Posted By: Teresa
Date Posted: 16/January/2021 at 00:30
No, I haven't used it yet.  I've been looking for European Portuguese lessons but was finding only Brazilian.  I'd even search kijiji for a tutor but cost was too high (C$20-40/lesson).

I read the English language Portuguese online paper, The Portuguese News, and found the site advertised there.

And, I know how it is with time getting away from you!  I've been meaning to improve my Portuguese since the first lockdown too! Confused


Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 16/January/2021 at 13:43
Teresa ... on your rental question I recommended you join some of the Albufeira facebook sites .. I have seen online lessons advertised there.

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 21/January/2021 at 16:08
European Portuguese links .. 
https://www.facebook.com/Cut-The-Mustard-100244421359165


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Posted By: Teresa
Date Posted: 21/January/2021 at 21:34
Thanks pyrman!




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