Category: Language

The Portuguese language isn’t easy to master, but the work sure pays off. Let us help with some basics and tips to take your português further.

When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained

May 29, 2019

First of all, I’ll just let it out there: Santo António is an impostor. Yes, because the official patron saint of Lisbon is actually São Vicente. This is the one whose statue stands at Portas do Sol in Alfama, where he holds the symbol of the city in one hand – the ship crewed by […]

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Nova Lisboa: Musician Dino d’Santiago Is Creating a New World, and We’re Already Living In It

March 8, 2019

Lisbon is experiencing a game-changing transformation, and there’s never been a better time to be a music fan in the city. But why here, and why now? Visionary artist Dino d’Santiago shares the secrets behind the scene.

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Defeated by Life: José Maria Eça de Quieróz

February 20, 2019

By 1863, Eça had become a member of a local Boheme and, influenced by new friendships, discovered the pleasures of exotic food and sophisticated clothing, started wearing a monocle, ceased to believe in God, and declared himself a romantic.

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Why Learning Portuguese is Best in Lisbon

November 7, 2018

Learning any language is hard, but learning Portuguese can make neurosurgery look like childsplay. And, despite what they may claim, no app in the world will get you chatting like a local. What it really takes is being in the thick of it, and where better to jump in than Lisbon.

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Studying Portuguese in Lisbon: Onde e Quanto

September 25, 2017

If you’re looking for a proper school around Lisbon to aprender de falar, you might want to keep reading.

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An Irishman in Lisboa Says There’s No Place Like Home

March 16, 2017

As an ex-fluent Irish (Gaeilge) speaker now residing in Lisboa, I am slowly but surely learning Portuguese, so I regularly find myself constructing “Portugirish” sentences in my head.

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Learning Portuguese: Tips and Tricks to Help You Falar

March 7, 2017

For those of us who want to get to know actual Portuguese people and speak to them in their language.

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