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Congratulations, greetings and wishes... what and when to say?!?

Hi! Hello! Good afternoon!  Good night! What’s up? How are you?... There are a lot of ways to greet someone. Of course, it depends on the context and with whom are you talking!  In Portuguese we have many of the same choices.  “Olá!”, “Bom dia... boa tarde... boa noite!”,...

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High Speed Portuguese - understanding native Portuguese

  In these days, we all think differently about time.... How we have time to enjoy the little but important things; how it is marvelous to spend quality time with your family and friends; how wonderful it is to end your day at work knowing that you didn’t leave anything in the...

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Online classes can bring us closer than ever

  Break down your barriers and conquer your fears:  now is the time to connect with the Portuguese language.  In our daily lives, we get stuck doing a million things.  Time passes and we never realize that taking a few small steps can make us happy.  Don’t rush, take...

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Reasons why you should learn Portuguese language

The Portuguese Language as a Professional Asset Did you know that being bilingual makes you smarter? It’s true. According to research published by The New York Times, being bilingual has a profound impact on your brain, increasing your cognitive skills and even defending against dementia in...

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Street Art in Lisbon

  Lisbon, the open-air art gallery!   If you’re planning to come learn Portuguese in Portugal and you don’t know this before you arrive here, you’ll find out right away: Lisbon has great street art. The Portuguese capital has become one of the best places in the world to...

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Moving to Lisbon, Part II - Lisbon, City of Surprises

  Since we moved to Lisbon over two years ago, quite a few of our friends and family have come to visit. After all, Portugal in general and Lisbon in particular have become one of the hottest places to visit in Europe lately, and for many people, even those coming to learn Portuguese in...

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Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018

  The month of May is one of the best times of the year to visit Portugal to study Portuguese for foreigners, but if you come to Lisbon in mid-May this year, you will see something that’s never happened before: the first-ever time Portugal’s capital city has hosted the Eurovision song...

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Lisbon shopping

Incredible shops with beautiful Portuguese products that you *must* visit!   One of the most enjoyable ways to discover a new city is to sample its shopping scene, and Lisbon is an especially rewarding place for this type of adventure. For one thing, you can find an astounding mix of...

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Blog Portuguese Connection - Moving to Lisbon

In the summer of 2015, my husband and I decided to move to Lisbon without ever having visited here. Still in California at the time, we knew we were coming back across to Europe, and we had a wish list. We’d been to Portugal exactly once, well over a decade earlier, and at the time found...

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Portuguese Summer Course in Lisbon, Portugal

There is no better way than learning one of the most spoken languages in the world while enjoying the beauty of Lisbon and its light! Portuguese Connection School offers an exciting Portuguese Summer Course, the most enjoyable way of learning portuguese in Portugal, where throughout 2...

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