Bom and Bem are one of the first words every Portuguese speaker learns. Yet I see these words used incorrectly all the time, even by advanced speakers. There is no reason to mix up Bom and Bem. Let me show you how to use the them correctly. There's a practice exercise at the end of the lesson.
I bet that one of the first words that you learned in Portuguese was Bem, which means well. In fact, my most watched video lesson is the one that tells you what Tudo bem really means. But we also use Bem a whole lot with a different meaning, and that's what I'm going to teach you today. Bem
Today you will learn 11 colors in Portuguese and 10 very useful colloquial expressions using the colors. This lesson is organized in three parts: 11 most commonly used colors in Portuguese Some needed grammar so you can use the colors correctly and be happy with your Portuguese :)
The verb Enganar in Portuguese is a very interesting one. It has different meanings when used in different ways. I will show you an example in the dialogue below: Paula: Paguei R$ 45,00 ao Júlio pelo livro, mas o preço certo era R$ 30,00. Cris: Então o Júlio enganou você? Paula: Não, eu é que me
The kitty in the picture is my precious baby doll Amahle. Because she is a girl, when I say “my cat”, I say minha gata. If my kitty was a boy, I’d say meu gato. If I had two cats and one was a boy, I’d say meus gatos. Yes, in Portuguese, the possessive pronouns vary in gender (masculine and
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