Portuguese is not the most spoken idiom around the globe (in fact, it is the 5th most spoken language), but it is officially spoken in the most continentes in the world. This means that if you want to learn portuguese (Brazil language) you will learn a language that will grant you mobility. Once you learn portuguese, you can go to Brazil (South America), Portugal (Europe), Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique, Angola, Cabo Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe (Africa).
The Portuguese language (Brazil language) is spoken in many places around the world and, just like in any other language, the accent diferences can be quite strong and that can affect the understanding of the idiom.
Check the diferences between the most famous ways of speaking Portuguese (european portuguese and brasilian portuguese).
Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese from Portugal – Brazil language
If you speak English well – and probably you do – grammar won’t be a big issue for you – Brazil language
The bright side of learning Portuguese is that, if you’re familiar with the English idiom, at least the grammar won’t be a nightmare for you. Our portuguese grammar is similar to your language.
English: [The painting] [has been made] [by x]
Portuguese: [A pintura] [foi feita] [por x]
You probably don’t know the portuguese vocabulary but I am sure you will have no problem to identify the diferent parts of the sentence. When you can identify patterns, you are one step closer to not only being able to speak the idiom but also understanding how that language works.
3 important tips to Learn Portuguese – Brazil language
- Take your time, don’t expect perfection
When learning portuguese, perfection will not be obtainable until you’ve been speaking the idiom for long period of time. The most important thing you can do for your learning process is to simply start trying. No one can learn portuguese without mistakes, you will make several errors along the way but that is absolutely normal.
- Practice Little but Often
You will probably start this objective of learning portuguese by spending several hours a week learning the diferent topics of the idiom. Such a practice is ineffective because you likely won’t retain that information over the long term. Try to learn portuguese with a different aproach, consider spending 30 to 50 minutes per day. This strategy is much more effective as it will reinforce the language more strongly in your brain and memory.
Listening is super important to learn portuguese. You have to listen others speaking Portuguese. For this goal you can use our podcast and vídeos (if you are still an A1, A2 or B1 student).
We have our European Portuguese podcasts/videos divided in 3 different levels:
A1 Podcasts: more than 35 podcasts divided into two levels (A1.1 and A1.2)
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