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Saudade, Saudade – Maro

Practice your Portuguese by listening to and translating songs from Portuguese to your native language. This song is called “Saudade, Saudade“, by Maro. She wound Portugal’s 2022 Edition of Festival da Canção and represented Portugal in the 2022 Edition of Eurovision. The song came in 9th place in Eurovision. Maro’s song is sung in both … Read more

The Conjuntivo Mood in Portuguese

We use the Conjuntivo mood in Portuguese to refer to uncertain or doubtful facts, possibilities, hypothetical scenarios or desires. This mood comprises three main tenses having both a simple and compound form. So that’s 6 tenses in total: Presente do Conjuntivo, Pretérito Imperfeito do Conjuntivo e Futuro do Conjuntivo. And then the compound versions of … Read more

Rumo ao Sul – Ana Moura

Practice your Portuguese by listening to and translating songs from Portuguese to your native language. This song is called “Rumo ao Sul” (Southbound) interpreted by Ana Moura. The translation into English is after the lyrics below. If you’re here from the 30-day Challenge for your daily goal, the task for today is to listen to … Read more

Present Subjunctive in Portuguese

The Present Subjunctive in Portuguese (Presente do Conjuntivo) is used in complex sentences and after the linking word “que” and is dependent on the main clause. This main clause will always express a wish, doubt, emotion, uncertainty or belief. Lesson How to conjugate the present subjunctive in Portuguese When is it used? How to Conjugate … Read more

Impersonal Expressions

impersonal expressions

What are the impersonal expressions in Portuguese? If you’re learning the language and have progressed beyond the beginner stages, you’ve no doubt come across this term already. These are the expressions used with some of the subjunctive tenses and the personal infinitive tenses. They are easy to spot because they start off the sentence with … Read more

Past Participle

The past participle (particípio passado) is a form of the verb that we use in the compound and passive tenses. It’s also a descriptive word, describing the end result of the action. When on its own, it’s never attached to any temporal location or grammatical person. Lesson How is the past participle formed? When is … Read more

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