My Experience Learning Portuguese
Updated: Aug 31, 2020
I never formally studied Portuguese when I moved to Brazil, but I did do a few things to help speed up my learning:
Asking people to correct me
I would always ask people to correct me when I was speaking. This helped me learn from my mistakes and not make them again.
Paying attention when people speak
Whenever I spoke with people I would be very mindful and pay close attention to how they conjugated verbs as well as their pronunciation.
Making word lists
Every time I learned a new word I would write it down on a list, and then once or twice a week I would review that list. This helped me quickly expand my vocabulary.
I love cartoons and watching them in Portuguese was crucial to helping me improve my understanding of the language. Cartoons are easy to understand and they are a great way to practice your listening and grammar.
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