Below is a list of 30 Brazilian magazines on a wide variety of subjects: social issues, health, food, business, technology, lifestyle, sports, cars, celebrities, movies, and more.
Reading is a great, important way to increase your Portuguese vocabulary and learn more about the Brazilian culture. I mention some specific benefits of reading for language learning in this other post, along with a few book suggestions.
If you are going to take the Celpe-Bras proficiency test, this is a must-do: Get in the habit of reading in Portuguese every day. Celpe-Bras uses authentic materials including articles from several of the magazines below. In addition, being familiar with different aspects of Brazilian culture will be very beneficial to your Celpe-Bras performance.
A few of the magazines below may require registration. When I checked, the registration was free and did not require having a CPF.
This list is in no particular order.
Language learning tip: Read out loud. It will make a big difference in your pronunciation, fluency, and vocabulary retention.
(This post was published in 2009 and updated in 2023.)
Brazilian Magazines to sharpen your Portuguese
- Piauí – various topics, including society, politics, economy, culture, health, environment
- Continente – culture, art, journalism
- TAB UOL – excellent articles on different topics
- Universa UOL – for women
- Opera Mundi – politics, diplomacy, economy, society, and more
- Exame – economics, business, politics, society, technology
- Época Negócios – business and more
- Veja – various topics including society, politics, economy, culture, health, education, environment, music, finance, and history
- Vida Simples – health, well-being, personal growth, environment, d more
- Galileu – various topics
- Isto é – economics, business, politics, society, technology
- Superinteressante – various topics
- Planeta – astronomy, archeology, science, travel, spirituality
- Vc S/A – career, professional development
- Crescer – for parents, about children development
- Veja Saúde – health topics
- Quatro rodas – for car lovers
- Contigo – celebrities, glamour
- Caras – celebrities, glamour
- Carta Capital – politics, economy, society, culture, and more
- Claudia – variety magazine for women
- Claudia Receitas – recipes
- Placar – sports, mostly soccer
- Viagem e Turismo – travel magazine
- Pequenas Empresas, Grandes Negócios – business, entrepreneurship
- Nossa UOL – lifestyle, cooking, travel, fashion, and more
- TecMundo – technology
- Educação – education
- Cult – arts, culture, philosophy, literature, humanities
- Rolling Stone – Brazilian version of the music magazine