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Why learn Portuguese?

Deciding which language to learn can be a tough decision. Out of 7,139 living languages worldwide, choosing just one is hard. If you’re not sure yet whether to learn Portuguese or not, here are a few reasons why you are making the best choice:

  • ● Portuguese is a native language for over 232 million people, being the official language of 9 countries: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé e Príncipe. For this reason, you’ll feel at home all over the world.

  • ● Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language on Earth, the 3rd most spoken European language worldwide and the second most spoken Romance language in the world (the first being Spanish).
  • It is also known as the most widely spoken language in South America. Basically, 3.5% of the world’s population speaks Portuguese.

  • ● You’ll improve your career prospects. Even though there are many Portuguese native speakers, few people choose to learn it as a second language.
  • Thus, your best bet is to capitalize on their lack of interest in Portuguese and set yourself apart from everyone else.

  • ● Portuguese could help you learn other Romance languages faster.
  • Bound together by a common ancestor, the Romance languages form a subgroup of the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family. Thus, they are closely related to one another. In other words, if you learn Portuguese, you’ll also ease your way into other Romance languages.

  • ● Portuguese is a beautiful language. Is there a better reason to learn Portuguese than for the simple joy of hearing it?

So, are you ready to learn how to speak Portuguese? Great! Then let’s find out how to learn portuguese.

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Learn Portuguese online with free daily lessons

If you are wondering what is the best way to learn Portuguese free of charge, you are in the right place.
The best way to learn Portuguese fast is with language learning app Mondly. Loved by over 125 million learners worldwide, Mondly uses award-winning technologies, gamification and practical topics to help you speak Portuguese from day 1. The app is based on the inductive method and features bite-sized lessons on real-world situations, so you’ll learn only what’s relevant. Here’s how you’ll learn Portuguese with Mondly:

1. Learn new words and conversational phrases

If you want to get comfortable speaking Portuguese as soon as possible, it’s best to learn new words and conversational phrases every day. After all, expanding your vocabulary is the fastest path to Portuguese fluency. Just remember to focus on the high-frequency, high-value words first. The more practical words you learn, the faster you’ll be able to carry on a basic conversation without stopping to look for the right words.

Teaching Portuguese app
Teaching Portuguese app

2. Simplify complex grammar concepts

You are your best teacher. If you’re looking to learn Portuguese or any other language, don’t forget this. From time to time, you’ll be forced to understand a complex grammar concept and what you need to do is make the right associations and simplify the problem as much as possible. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to learn certain grammar concepts when you connect them with something you already know.

Portuguese pronunciation
Portuguese pronunciation

3. Practice speaking

Building up the courage to speak Portuguese is just as important as expanding your vocabulary. However, speaking a new language for the first time in front of native people often feels like talking on stage. Luckily, language learning apps can help you overcome this foreign language anxiety. Try getting ready for the real world by having a conversation with a chatbot and watch the magic happen!

Portuguese native speakers
Portuguese native speakers

4. Lock-in the knowledge using a smart repetition system

Whenever you want to learn something new, you want to learn from the best in the business. So if you want to learn Portuguese, who would be best at it if not the natives? Avoid learning resources that use robotic voices to teach you Portuguese. Instead, go for the ones that use audio of fluent speakers so you can get your brain used to the right sounds. Later on, pronunciation practice will be a piece of cake!
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Portuguese repetition
Portuguese repetition

How to learn Portuguese with Mondly

Portuguese learning app

Why waste time with inch-thick textbooks when you can have loads of fun learning Portuguese with Mondly? Featuring hands-on, interactive lessons to help you study Portuguese in short bursts every day, the app makes learning a breeze. Here’s how to make the most of it:

  1. 1. Overcome procrastination with Daily Lessons. If you used to put off learning Portuguese for other more enjoyable tasks, you’re not alone. Dull learning methods usually have that effect. Luckily, learning Portuguese with Mondly is so fun you’ll never feel the need to postpone your Daily Lesson. Give it a try now and see for yourself!

  1. 2. Work smarter, not harder with practical topics. You’re going to love how Mondly helps you develop language skills useful in everyday life. Supposing you’re learning as little as two new Portuguese words each day. In 50 days, you’ll know 100 words and understand half of literally any communication in Portuguese.

  2. 3. Boost your motivation with Weekly Quizzes and Monthly Challenges. Mondly’s weekly and monthly tests are designed to fuel your motivation and help you understand how much you’ve learned so far. Just as fun as the rest of the app, they align perfectly with the curriculum.

  3. 4. Speak Portuguese fast. There’s no need to worry about whether Mondly will also help you practice speaking Portuguese or not. Highly focused on getting learners conversational, the app uses a state-of-the-art chatbot with speech recognition to help you practice real conversations from the comfort of your home and get better at speaking Portuguese fast.

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Portuguese language facts

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● Only 5% of the world’s Portuguese speakers live in Portugal. Unsurprising, considering Portugal has a total population of only 10.3 million compared to Brazil’s 212.6 million.
● Portuguese has Arabic influences. Due to the conquest of Portugal and Spain by the Islamic Moors from North Africa and the Middle East in the 8th century, a form of Arabic was the official language of the peninsula until the reconquest in the 13th century. As a result, the Portuguese vocabulary features many words of Arabic origin.
● It was declared the official language of Portugal in 1290. Latin reached the territory of modern-day Portugal in around 200BC and evolved into Portuguese in the several hundred years that followed. However, Portuguese only became the official language in 1290 when King Denis of Portugal proclaimed it so.
● Three new letters were added to the Portuguese alphabet in 2009. Until a while ago, the Portuguese alphabet had only 23 letters. However, with the rise of foreign words (primarily of English origin), it became necessary to add “K”, “W”, and “Y” to the mix.
● A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as “lusophone” (lusófono).
● Portuguese and Galician are considered mutually intelligible. The two languages evolved right next to each other and inevitably came to share a lot of similarities.

Portuguese landmark

The amazing benefits of learning Portuguese with Mondly

Learn useful Portuguese phrases for real situations

Our language experts have identified and selected the most common real-life situations you can find yourself in. As a result, the app breaks down the learning process into short lessons organized into highly relevant themes. Pick your topic of interest and learn words and phrases to master it fully. Introducing yourself, getting around the city, buying a ticket, renting a hotel room or shopping – it’s all covered in detail so you can learn the Portuguese language essentials in an easy and fun way. Before you know it, you will be able to have a real conversation in Portuguese.

Have a conversation anytime with our Portuguese Chatbot

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have real conversations in Portuguese from the comfort of your own home? That’s precisely why we’ve built this virtual conversational partner – a computer program so advanced that talking to it feels like a real conversation with a friend. Jump right in, and the app asks you questions, understands what you are saying, and responds as a fluent speaker would. Afraid of getting a word wrong? Don’t worry about it. Every time you get something wrong or have difficulties with pronunciation, the app offers instant feedback. With each conversation, you’ll come one step closer to fluency while building your confidence to speak Portuguese in real life.

Enjoy the finest Speech Recognition technology

Imagine having a Portuguese teacher in your pocket, ready to jump in and help you every step of the way during your language learning journey. Instant feedback is essential when you want to improve and master pronunciations. This is why Mondly has developed a state-of-the-art speech recognition software that checks your Portuguese pronunciation in real time and suggests improvements on the spot. Learning Portuguese has never been easier!

Listen to crystal-clear audio from professional Portuguese fluent speakers

With Mondly, you will learn the correct Portuguese pronunciations by listening to phrases spoken by fluent speakers. We have worked with professional Portuguese speakers to bring you a high-class audio experience that we believe is essential if you want to learn Portuguese fast. Learn Portuguese with Mondly, and the next time you have a conversation with a Portuguese speaker, get ready to receive compliments for your great accent and flawless pronunciation.

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