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  • Language Blog

    How to Order Coffee in Portugal

    Your first “oh my God I’ve got to speak Portuguese in public” moment is probably going to happen in a coffee shop. It feels like a running a gauntlet. What are the options? What is a meia-de-leite? Can I even pay with card here? Quick I’m holding up the queue… oh never mind. I wasn’t that thirsty anyway. I’ve definitely been there. So my friends Ana, Miguel and I made this four-minute video explaining how to order a coffee in Portugal.…

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  • Language Blog

    15 False Friends in Portuguese

    Is anything more frustrating when you are learning a language, than words that *look* exactly like the English word… but it turns out they mean something totally different in your target language? These are called false friends, and there…

  • Alentejo / Travel Tips

    Tips for an Alentejo Road Trip

    The Alentejo is just that bit you drive through to get to the Algarve right? WRONG! While the warm waters of the Southern coast are the classic choice for holiday goers in Portugal, if you are looking for a…