Ive been trying to learn portuguese by myself for like a month. I have the pimsleur portuguese program level 1, 2 and 3. The complete program takes 3 months so I need to stay focused and do 30 mintues a day. I dont know why I procrastinate so much on it if its just 30 mintues. Perhaps I need to do something else to support my portuguese learning. 6 months ago
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Have been in Portugal for 6 months. Wearing two hearing aids does NOT help. But can read most of the signs and all the paperwork I have to sign from time to time. Speaking isn’t too bad, but still have difficulty understanding people. Found listening to radio and television news helps. On television news they tend to slow down and also to speak a clear Portuguese, less of the regional accents. Slow but working on it. 7 months ago
I’m not fluent in Portuguese, but I can carry on a conversation in Portuguese (with Brazilians anyway) and it’s always incredibly rewarding. Such a beautiful and enjoyable language to speak, and I’ve always met such warm people through it. 8 months ago
Not too sure if I can actually use the language yet, but now I understand quite a bit when written or spoken very slowly. I just hope the recording is a little better. 11 months ago
I’m brazilian, so I speak portuguese fluently. I’m willing to help others learn it. It’s actually a pretty easy language to learn once you get familiar with the grammar rules. 13 months ago
I’ve been reading the Fluent in 3 Months blog and other resources and realized that instead of having an amorphous goal of just learning Portuguese eventually, I need to set a deadline and also have specific goals. So I’ve decided on a goal of being able to get around while on vacation in Brazil and having enough Portuguese to have in-depth conversations.
I’m going to try to do daily Duolingo practice, at least twice a week speaking with natives, Anki flash cards on my phone if I can figure out how to download them and listing to music or reading in Portuguese.
I’m scared of failing and very nervous, but I think this goal can be completed as I’ve defined it. The real skill is learning how to learn a language.
After Brazilian Portuguese, I’m already dreaming of French, Haitian Creole and Japanese. 13 months ago
My goal is to complete the Duolingo program, and try out my Portuguese with my Brazilian friends. 14 months ago
I have been in Portugal for two weeks now, and the speaking is not too bad, it is the understanding what others are saying. They speak so fast that it all becomes a jumble. Since I use two hearing aids, that doesn’t help either, but I am watching Portuguese TV, news, and children’s shows to help pick up the sounds.
So many sh and z sounds. A simple word like Euros in Portuguese sounds like Airooosh. Everyone friendly and most are quite helpful. Please with progress thus far. 15 months ago