Starter Guide

If you’re just starting your journey in learning Portuguese, you might want to make things easier for yourself by following the material I’m offering in this site and in this order.

The Portuguese Alphabet – We know that every language has an alphabet. Here you can compare the Portuguese Alphabet to your own; find out how many letters there are, their names, and what they sound like.

Two Forms of To Be in Portuguese – Verb to be in Portuguese has two different forms just as in Spanish: Ser and Estar. But even if you know Spanish, it’s a good idea to check the usage of these verbs in Portuguese. It’s very important to realize that while Portuguese and Spanish may be similar, they have different grammatical structures.

Greetings and Expressions in Portuguese – Greetings and expressions can be useful for you start a conversation in Portuguese. Get someone’s attention the right way, and know to apologize or wish someone well.

Build Your Vocabulary With Cognates – Cognates are words in the target language that either have the same spelling in your native language or resembles it, and have the same meaning. You can easily use them to build your vocabulary.

Letter Sounds in Portuguese – Did you know that there are some letters in Portuguese that can be doubled and other letters that can be paired up resulting in a new different sound? 

Portuguese Nouns – Portuguese nouns have only two genders: masculine and feminine. You’re going to find out that even objects can be either masculine or feminine. 

Popular Slang Words in Brazil – Slang words in Brazil are mostly popular with the young generation. However, there some that have been around for so many years that my generation is growing older and still use them. 

The Words The and A in Portuguese – Do you know what those are called in English? Even if you don’t, it’s good to know that there are four equivalent words for each of them in Portuguese. These words will easily help you to differentiate when a word is masculine or feminine. 

How The Word You Is Used In Portuguese –  Even though, we do have a real you form in Brazilian Portuguese, it’s the other three terms, which aren’t necessarily the true equivalent of you, that are mostly used in our every day conversations. 

Count in Portuguese – It’s fun to be able to count in a new language. Get here the introduction to the numbers in Portuguese from zero to 20. 

Adjectives in Portuguese – Adjectives are descriptive words, and they are always used with to be in Portuguese – Ser and Estar. They may indicate an intrinsic quality or the state or condition of someone, an animal or something. 

The Plural in Portuguese – The plural in Portuguese is almost as simple as in English. However, adjectives also need to go to the plural in Portuguese. 

Present Tense of Verbs in Portuguese – In Portuguese, the verbs are conjugated according to their endings, and each tense has its own specific endings as well.

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