Practice Portuguese is for the European Portuguese learner who wants to take the next step towards improving their listening and speaking skills. Don't worry if you can't understand everything at first. Just keep listening and your comprehension will improve with each episode. ~ A melhor forma de aprender uma língua é ser exposto a diálogos da vida real com pessoas nativas dessa língua. Practice Portuguese é para estudantes de português europeu que procuram dar o próximo passo em conversação e compreensão oral.
Os Tons do Português
We all have moments where we need some colourful language to express ourselves. (No, we’re not talking about swear words, that’s for another episode). Today we go through the whole colour spectrum while featuring the Shorty, “Um Lindo Bebé“. Do you know how to say your favourite colour in Portuguese?
Maratona de Leitura
Featured Shorty: “Diário de uma Quarent(o)ena II.”
A lot has happened, to say the least, since we last recorded a podcast episode!
We start out by challenging your comprehension with casual Portuguese conversation to get you up to speed on what’s been happening with us personally as well as in the world… since we know we are definitely your primary resource for all things COVID-19!
We spend the rest of the episode tweaking the pronunciation of our brave listeners who once again contributed their recordings. (Obrigado!)
We review the pronunciation of the different R, S, E, and O sounds, perfecting the cadence and flow of Portuguese sentences… plus, you’ll discover a word that even Rui has trouble pronouncing!
Segredos da Pronúncia Nativa
In this episode, we once again analyze record audio clips from our brave listeners! We listen to the Shorty, “À Busca de Doces“, and explore how to make your Portuguese sound more native with pronunciation subtleties and word choice. We also clarify some other challenging concepts, such as the differences between “aí, ali, & lá”.
Como Falam os Nossos Membros?
Today, the tables have turned, because YOU, (our listeners) are the main voices of this special episode! European Portuguese learners from around the world bravely submitted recordings of themselves reading our featured Shorty, “Um Encontro“.
We listen to each one, while suggesting subtle improvements for perfecting their pronunciation, including some challenging vowel sounds, and rules of the letter “S”, and more.
A BIG “thank you” to everyone who bravely submitted their recordings. Let us know if you enjoy this and we’ll do more of this in future episodes!
(Learn more about the pronunciation of the letter “S” here: The Letters “S” and “C”)
Ninguém Quer Esparguete Doce
‘Tis the season… to spread misinformation about the origins of Christmas and Santa Claus! In this special holiday episode, Rui and Joel explore the food and other traditions of Christmas in Portugal, while featuring one of our latest Shorties, “a Consoada“. Boas festas a todos! 🎄
Dona Amélia Vai À Farmácia
Dona Amélia, an old-fashioned woman who only believes in natural remedies, pays a visit to the pharmacy. Will the pharmacist be able to help her, despite her hearing difficulties?
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I listened to the 27 Jan 2020 episode. It was SUPER, SUPER helpful and informative. Listening to other people speak a phrase and then Rui&Joel break down how an emphasis, a sound or an accent in a specific word is pronounced by a native (Lisbon) Portuguese person speaks. It helped me really hear and understand how to enunciate properly.
The Essential European Portuguese Podcast
I have been tuning in since 2016. Their website along with their podcast inspired me to spend the summer in Lisbon back in 2017. I was able to have enough confidence to travel around and speak Portuguese and make friends. Learning with Rui and Joel will definitely take your listening comprehension and pronunciation to the next level. If you have the chance I would also recommended subscribing to their website. They have some grammar practices that will really help.
Best Podcast to Learn European Portuguese
The Practice Portuguese podcast is one of the most entertaining and effective ways to learn European Portuguese. Rui and Joel are a great teamand they always make learning fun.
The podcast does a particularly good job of teaching tricky Portuguese pronunciation. Having a team of a native Portuguese and a foreigner really helps.
The dialogues are funny and it's useful to hear differenct voices. What's most amazing that you get all this for free! You can also sign up for their course online. This is a great way to support their work and say thanks.