Portuguese (Brazilian)

How to finally master the guttural r (in French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, … )

Disclaimer: This post is not for the fainthearted. The guttural r is this nasty greasy sound that seems so weird to foreigners. You find it in French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese, among others. The goal of this post is NOT to make you sound like a native speaker of your target language. The goal of …

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3rd week of Brazilian Portuguese – Goal reached! w/ Dani Russo

You can read the post about my first week where I talk about this project and where I give a lot of resources. You can also read this page where I describe my approach, and this other page with a list of language workouts. And you can read about week 2 here. There’s nothing truly …

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My 2nd week of Brazilian Portuguese – Cruising with travel YouTubers Damon and Jo

You can read the post about my first week where I talk about this project and where I give a lot of resources. You can also read this page where I describe my approach, and this other page with a list of language workouts. For this new post, I’m just going to jump right into …

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The Frozen textbook – Learn Brazilian Portuguese with “let it go”

When I’m learning a new language, I like to keep it simple at the beginning. And Disney songs are the perfect resources to get started. You probably know the rhythm and the tune. It’s made for kids, so the vocabulary and sentence structures are rather simple. For those of you who have been living under …

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How I’m learning Brazilian Portuguese – a minute-by-minute chronicle of my first week

I’m learning my fifth language, and I decided to document every minute of it. In this post, I describe what I did every day to learn Brazilian Portuguese (← I’m going to say only “Brazilian” instead of “Brazilian Portuguese” from now on). Disclaimer: I’m French, and I also speak Spanish and Italian. So I expected …

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Learning Brazilian Portuguese & Finnish: clear the list – May 2017

The Clear-the-List challenge is hosted by Lindsay (from lindsaydoeslanguages.com), Kris Broholm, Angel Pretot and Shannon of Eurolinguiste. The goal is to share monthly goals and support each other while learning foreign languages.   Review of April talking to myself: I haven’t really done it. I wasn’t lazy or anything, I just forgot! week 4 video: I made a video where …

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Speaking Brazilian Portuguese after one month – Video

Yesterday I filmed myself speaking Brazilian Portuguese. I started learning a month ago. I’m not proud of how much I’ve learned so far. But I’m not ashamed either 🙂 Let me explain. I started very slow. The first week, I spent more time watching South Park (in English) rather than learning Portuguese. Then this last …

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Learning Brazilian Portuguese: clear the list – April 2017

Review for March I started posting regularly on Instagram, but then I stopped because I felt like it was forced and wasn’t that interesting. I won’t try to post regularly in April, we’ll see in the future if I can come up with something interesting to do on Insta. I joined Clear the List 🙂 …

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Learning Brazilian Portuguese: clear the list – March 2017

I’m joining late but better late than never. The Clear-the-List challenge is hosted by Lindsay (from lindsaydoeslanguages.com), Kris Broholm, Angel Pretot and Shannon of Eurolinguiste. The goal is to share monthly goals and support each other while learning foreign languages.   Goals for March 2017 I just started learning Brazilian Portuguese. My goal is to learn how to …

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