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A Few Favorite Brazilian Portuguese Expressions

In using these phrases, not only can you sound like a native Brazilian, but you may be able to recognize these commonplace expressions. Brazilian Portuguese is a fun language. It's humorous and full of [more…]

Understanding Basic Portuguese Grammar

Grammar. Remember that word from high school? Figuring out how to categorize types of words and understanding where they go in a sentence is like putting together a puzzle. And here's some good news: Portuguese [more…]

Introducing Yourself in Portuguese

Introducing yourself in Portuguese is easy as torta de morango (toh-tah jee moh-dahng-goh; strawberry pie). Here are a couple different ways to do it: [more…]

Model Admirable Body Language You've Seen in Others

They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. To be perceived in the way that you’d like, try thinking of someone in a specific context who moves the way that you’d like to. Use these tips [more…]

How to Present Confidence in Your Body Language

To appear confident in your body language, make sure that you remind yourself that you have the right to be where you are. You have no need to apologise to anyone. To convey confidence, be sure to: [more…]

Body Language Reading

Reading body language is like reading a story. One word doesn’t tell the whole tale, and neither does one isolated gesture. In order to read body language successfully, consider at least three gestures [more…]

Demonstrating Openness and Confidence with Your Body Language

Your moods, attitudes and feelings impact on your body movements and facial expressions. People who feel good about themselves walk upright, move with purpose and radiate warmth and energy. [more…]

Effective Communication through Mirroring Gestures

If you want to communicate effectively with another person, you may find yourself mirroring his or her gestures. That means that your gestures become similar to the other person’s, but not so identical [more…]

How Your Body Language Affects other People's Perceptions of You

The way that you move and gesture plays a huge part in the way you are perceived by others and the impression you leave. Remember these telltale signs when positioning yourself and interpreting the positioning [more…]

Body Language For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re puzzled by other people, or want to change the way other people respond to you, having an insight into body language is key. This Cheat Sheet gives you the absolute essentials. [more…]

Handy Everyday Phrases in Polish

Whether you’re staying with friends and family in Poland or simply there as a tourist or business visitor, these quick phrases can help you communicate in Polish. [more…]

The Polish Alphabet

Although Polish pronunciation may seem pretty daunting, it is in fact regular and once you memorise a couple of patterns, you’ll soon notice that you can pronounce every word you come across. [more…]

Numbers in the Polish Language

Whether you want to ask for directions to a certain address, find out which bus or train to catch, or want to exchange phone numbers, use this helpful table to figure out how to pronounce numbers in Polish [more…]

Polish For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Polish is a unique and immensely rewarding language to learn. This Cheat Sheet gives you a quick run-down of the Polish alphabet, Polish numbers and handy Polish phrases to make you feel more confident [more…]

Making Friends Using Portuguese

Knowing the right questions to ask in Portuguese goes a long way toward helping you make friends in Brazil and beginning a conversation with a Brazilian business associate or neighbor. Here are some common [more…]

Tricky Portuguese Pronunciations

Some common words in Portuguese are tricky to pronounce for non-native speakers. This list contains a few of them and their correct pronunciations so you can say them like a native. [more…]

Formal Titles in Portuguese

If you’re talking to an authority figure or you want to show respect to an elder, be sure to use the formal title when addressing him or her in Portuguese: [more…]

Conjugating Regular Portuguese Verbs in Present Tense

Regular verbs in Portuguese end in -ar, -er, and -ir. Here's an -ar verb: falar(fah-lah) (to speak). For the present tense of the verb, just take off the ending and add [more…]

Reciting the Portuguese ABCs

When you're learning Brazilian Portuguese, reciting the alphabet is probably one of the first things you need to know. The following table can help you get a handle on how to pronounce letters in Portuguese [more…]

Asking Key Questions in Portuguese

Even if you're not a reporter, you need to know how to say who, what, when, where, why, and how in Portuguese — and if you're a tourist in Portugal or Brazil, knowing how to say [more…]

Counting in Portuguese

Counting from 1 to 10 is a basic skill in any language. Here are the Brazilian Portuguese words for all the numbers you can show on two hands: [more…]

Greeting Others in Portuguese

Brazilian and Portuguese people are known as a friendly and talkative bunch. Knowing how to greet them goes a long way toward helping you make friends. Here are some [more…]

Using Portuguese Exclamations Just Like a Native Speaker

To show excitement or appreciation for something, exclamations come in handy. Exclamations in Brazilian Portuguese are similar to those in English. The following list translates some common expressions [more…]

Five Ways to Immerse Yourself in Brazilian Portuguese

The real fun of learning Portuguese comes when you listen to some live Brazilians talking. Even if you can't find any Brazilians or other Portuguese-speaking people near you, there are plenty of other [more…]

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