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You may have come to this site because you want to learn Portuguese.

Or you may be searching for a specific topic relating to Portuguese culture or perhaps just a useful Portuguese phrase.

Maybe you are looking for a Portuguese Teacher, or for advice about how to do, set up and expand your business in Brazil, Portugal, Angola or any other Portuguese speaking country.

You may also have come to this site because you realize that when you arrive in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, A Guiné, S. Tomé, Cape Verde, East Timor, Madeira or the Azores, you will need to speak the local language. You may also need to know about the people and their culture.

This site and the materials suggested here aim to teach you how to learn Portuguese, what to listen for, and what to say in Portuguese speaking countries, and to understand what Portuguese native speakers are saying to you. All this combined with useful tips to help you better understand the locals' culture too.

By using these ideas and by being aware of what to remember when you want to speak Portuguese, you will learn to control and manage everyday situations with such ease that the locals will be impressed with how well a foreigner is able to communicate with them.

With just a few words of Portuguese you will open the doors of communication and establish rapport.

In this site, your opinion is important. So you can vote and/or suggest a topic that you'd like to learn by clicking here. Now and then, I'll suggest 4 topics and the one that wins will be added to the site.

Did you know that you will only need to learn about 300 words to sustain a conversation? Obviously combined with a good method? Those Portuguese words and that method are here for you.

If you follow my recommendations you'll be learning each item in a way that you'll hardly forget again.

You have chosen the right way to make your visit go smoothly. Every technique, word or expression you learn relates to real situations in Portuguese speaking countries.

I know this site will change your mind about learning how to speak Portuguese and, armed with the confidence you will gain, you might choose to learn more and more. And, I'll be here looking forward to that day. I will be here to help you too!

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