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Symbols of Portugal: Pastéis de Nata

Pastéis de Nata are Lisbon's best known pastries. They are also sometimes called Pastéis de Belém, which is where they exactly originate from. The story starts in the 19th century. Once upon a time, there was a little grocery store next to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belém. With the...

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Spanish-Portuguese False Friends

  Symbols of Portugal: False friends   The more students we welcome in our school, the more we realize how little the world knows about Portugal and Portuguese culture in comparison to other European countries. Indeed, if asked, any random traveler could describe France,...

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Newsletter April

Hello everyone ! We hope you all had a nice Easter weekend :) Here is the April Newsletter to help you keep in touch with Lisbon and continue practicing your grammar ;)  

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Quem Conta Um Conto - The new Book Club for foreigners in Lisbon

Hello, Today we are glad to inform you that Portuguese Connection is the host school of the new Book Club for foreigners in Lisbon: "Quem Conta um Conto". "Quem conta um conto acrescenta um ponto" is an old Portuguese proverb that means that telling a story to someone is like teaching them...

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World Heritage Portugal

Olá Portuguese Language Lovers, Portugal is one of the smallest countries in the world, but perhaps the richest per square meter, in a historical and cultural perspective. And it is surprising that Portugal stands unknown for many people, but at the same this unawareness keeps alive all the old...

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Portuguese Daily Life

Dear Followers Today we want to give you a taste of the daily life of a common Portuguese person. Obviously everyone has his own life and lives it in a particular and personal way, but there are common moments in the daily life of the general Portuguese population, and here we are talking about...

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Learn Portuguese in Lisbon

Dear Followers Last week we posted 2 wonderful news about Portuguese language and Lisbon city. The first (to see the news click here) says that Portuguese is the 3rd language with the biggest growth in USA between 2009 and 2014 (10,1%). This fact show us that our language continues to be...

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Portuguese vs English slang

Dear Followers Today we want to talk about the idea that English people usually have difficulties on speaking and understanding Portuguese. Both are strong languages, being the English language the 3rd most spoken in the world (as native language), and the Portuguese the 6th. English Language...

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History of Portuguese Language

Hello Portuguese is an ancient language with millions of speakers. It's an Latin language and was brought by the Romans 22 centeries ago. This old and historic language will last over time and will continue to be written and spoken by peope who want to learn Portuguese for professional purposes...

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Reasons for learning Portuguese in Portugal

Hi dear Readers As we told you before, learning Portuguese in Portugal is the best way to learn this worldwide spoken language. If you learn Portuguese in Brazil, you will have difficulties to understand the Portuguese people and the people from the former African colonies. On the other hand,...

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