These little words cause a lot of trouble to language learners. Em, No, Na are prepositions. In this lesson you will understand what they mean and when to use each one.
Do you have the feeling that your Brazilian friends are always late? How would you tell a friend in Portuguese: “Dude, you’re half an hour late!” Would the word for “late” in the last sentence be the same word as in the following sentence? “It’s late. I have to go.” Today I will teach you how
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of the year! Today you will learn 37 words and expressions that you can use during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Get your Christmas and New Year vocabulary ready!
It’s summer in Brazil. If you’re visiting the country, you will certainly enjoy many outdoor activities. How do you say outdoor activity in Portuguese? How do you say that the concert will be outdoors? In this lesson I will show you how to say outdoor in Portuguese and how we use the word outdoor in
I was listening to a couple of CDs that a friend lent me and it occurred to me how rare it is these days to borrow CDs. Not so long ago, borrowing and lending music was a common practice. Now everything is on the cloud or in our phones and computers, and that interaction of lending and borrowing
When I first came to the US, I kept ordering “mineral water” at restaurants and I would often get funny looks. I didn’t know that it is more common to say bottled water. In Brazil, we say mineral water. I also used to ask my water with gas or without gas. I wasn’t very successful with that
I know how confusing it can be to use the verbs Ser and Estar correctly when you come from a language that doesn’t distinguish between the two verbs. That’s the case of English, for example. Both Ser and Estar translate as the verb To Be. However in Portuguese we have two verbs and they are not
The correct use of verbs Ser and Estar is a topic that causes learners of Portuguese a lot of trouble. Both verbs mean the same thing in English: To be. Using these verbs is one of the first topics that you cover when you start learning Portuguese. It's also a topic that will probably offer you
Question words are a part of any conversation. In this Portuguese lesson you will learn: How to use three important question words in Portuguese: Who? When? How? Where to place the preposition when you ask a question such as “Who are you with?” It’s different in Portuguese. How to use the
Connectors are words that link two clauses or two parts of the sentence to express relationships between ideas. For example, when you say “I’m happy because it’s my birthday”, you are expressing cause and effect, and are connecting two clauses with the word “because". You need to use connectors