Portuguese 101

Top Resources for Learning Portuguese

Learn Portuguese with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Portuguese.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Portuguese with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Portuguese language

Free Courses

Duolingo - Interactive Portuguese course with mobile app
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Portuguese FAST course
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Portuguese Programmed course

Amazon - Portuguese language learning materials
Portuguese Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Portuguese (Brazilian) course based on the Pimseleur method
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Portuguese (European) course based on the Pimseleur method
Rocket Languages - Premium Portuguese language course
Udemy - Online Portuguese courses from experts
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Portuguese learning software

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Portuguese language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Portuguese phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Surface Languages - Basic Portuguese phrases with audio
Surface Languages - Basic Portuguese phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Brazilian Portuguese travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - Portuguese-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-Portuguese online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from Portuguese

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - Portuguese audio flashcard system
Bab.la - Portuguese conjugation tool
Forvo - Collection of Portuguese words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Portuguese grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Portuguese (Brazil) vocabulary
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Portuguese (European) vocabulary
Verbix - Portuguese verb conjugation tool

Video

Portuguese Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Portuguese subtitles and transcripts
TED - Watch TED talks with Portuguese (Brazilian) subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Portuguese

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Portuguese language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/portuguese subreddit for learning Portuguese

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Portuguese
Project Gutenberg - Download or read Portuguese language books online for free
Wikivoyage - Brazilian Portuguese travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Duolingo - Interactive Portuguese course with mobile app
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Portuguese learning software

Articles and Opinion

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