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How to improve your Portuguese in 30 days




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I created a 30-day challenge to help you improve your Portuguese.

The goal of this challenge is to encourage you to practice a little bit every day for 30 days, so that you create the habit of practicing Portuguese regularly.


By the end of 30 days, you will have practiced the most important tenses, lots of useful vocabulary and will feel more confident speaking Portuguese.

How to join the challenge?

First step: Sign up for the challenge for free at www.speakingbrazilian.com/desafio

The challenge is completely free. Once you sign up, you will have access to the material with all the assignments, and a forum to interact with others who are also taking the challenge.

Second step: Follow my Instagram account: @Virginia_Langhammer

If you want to take this challenge together with me, I recommend you follow me on Instagram. For the next 30 days, I will be posting one challenge a day. I will post the assignment of the day and an example of how to do that assignment.

If you don't use Instagram, no problem. You will find everything you need on the website.

The challenge works as follows:

Each day I'm going to ask you a question and, I challenge you to record a video or write a text answering this question in Portuguese. Then share your video or text with the other participants in the challenge and me.

Before answering each question, you should take a few minutes to study how to answer the question correctly, especially how to conjugate the verb correctly and what vocabulary to use.

This challenge is recommended for all levels. If you are a beginner, give a short, simple answer. If your level is intermediate or advanced, you can develop your answer a bit more. For example:

How would you answer the question: What do you like to do in the morning?

To answer this question, you have to conjugate the verb “to like” in present tense, you must use the preposition “de” (like to), and you should use simple vocabulary related to things you like to do.


Let's see 3 sample answers:

Beginner level response: Eu gosto de caminhar no parque. (I like to walk in the park.)
Intermediate level response: Eu gosto de caminhar no parque todas as manhãs com o meu cachorro, especialmente no verão. (I like to walk in the park every morning with my dog, especially in the summer.)
Advanced level response: Eu gosto de caminhar no parque todas as manhãs com o meu cachorro, especialmente no verão. Eu gosto de caminhar de manhã porque é um bom exercício e também me ajuda a relaxar para que o meu dia seja mais produtivo. (I like to walk in the park every morning with my dog, especially in the summer. I like walking in the morning because it’s good exercise and it also helps me relax so that my day is more productive.)

I highly recommend that you make a video answering each question and share this video with us on Instagram. This exposure will help you overcome the fear of speaking Portuguese.

If you post a video with the challenge on Instagram, remember to tag me so I can see your video.

That's it, guys! I'm so excited to share this challenge with you!


Até a próxima!