Virar is an interesting, useful verb in Portuguese. In this Portuguese lesson you will learn three meanings of the verb virar and two great Brazilian colloquial expressions with the verb. The lesson has 12 examples to make your proficient using the verb virar.
Do you feel that speaking Portuguese gets more and more fun as you become more and more fluent? Are your Portuguese lessons helping you become less and less shy to talk to people in Brazil? Have you noticed that more and more people are interested in traveling and speaking foreign
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
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
The verb Dar is extremely useful because we use it in so many colloquial expressions in Brazilian Portuguese. Today you will learn how to use the expression Dar-se bem with two different meanings: to get along well with someone and to do well in something. You will likely find yourself using
Patterns between two languages are a great way to quickly build vocabulary, as they make it easier to memorize words. In this lesson I will show you 38 words that are nearly the same in Portuguese and in English. These words follow the pattern: English ending in –ary Portuguese ending in
Carl and I recently spent 12 amazing days in Toulouse, France. Carl’s father lives there and we had a special family reunion to see Carl’s 80-year-old grandmother who was coming to visit from Zimbabwe. It was truly wonderful. One day we walked into a pharmacy to get something for Carl’s grandma.
In this lesson you will learn 7 expressions of time that will enrich your Portuguese vocabulary and conversations. You will learn how to say in Portuguese: Today Yesterday Tomorrow The day after tomorrow The day before yesterday Nowadays In the past, in the old days Imagine
In Brazil we celebrate Dia dos Namorados on June 12, instead of Valentine’s Day in February. With this post you will learn more about Dia dos Namorados in Brazil so that you don't get in trouble there :) I will also show you useful phrases for Dia dos Namorados and words that Brazilians use to call
In my third "From the Headlines" series, I'll show you another exercise on how to learn Brazilian Portuguese from the news. This time, I'll cover a headline from Globo! It has a great colloquial expression and I will also get into other words to expand your vocabulary. This is a simple exercise to