The Portuguese language is getting more and more popular and more and more people want to learn it as a new language. Are you one of these people? Are you wondering how to do it? If yes, this article is for you! Here are 5 steps that you should take to learn this language.
1. Pick a dialect
Brazilian Portuguese differs from digitalizado European Portuguese. Pick one of these dialects and concentrate on it.
2. Learn the Portuguese pronunciation
There are many sites and other resources that can help you do it. Language is all about speaking – that’s why you should learn how to speak it in the first place. It will also make Portuguese sound less foreign.
3. Learn how to speak conversational Portuguese
Learn some useful words, phrases, basic rules of grammar. You can learn it from numerous free websites, buy a course or find a private tutor. Try to write some simple texts in Portuguese. If you can, find someone who speaks Portuguese and try to have a short conversation with him or her.
4. Become fluent
Being fluent means being able to use a language easily and without many mistakes. You can become fluent even in a few months. People who can do it just live through their new language – they try to do everything in Portuguese instead of doing it in English. The best method to become fluent in Portuguese is to move to a Portuguese speaking country, but you can also immerse yourself at home.
5. Become proficient
This process is the longest. While it’s relatively easy to become fluent in a year or two years, it’s way more difficult to become proficient (i.e. really, really good). However, if you keep living through Portuguese, you can make it. Nothing is impossible. Be patient, practice a lot, and you will eventually speak like (or almost like) a native speaker.
That’s it – 5 steps towards proficiency in Portuguese. What are you going to do now? I hope your answer is “I’m going to start learning Portuguese”!
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What’s the best way to learn Spanish? What’s the best way to learn French? What’s the Best way to learn Brazilian Portuguese? What’s the best way to learn any language?
These are questions asked all of the time on Internet forums, and usually people are quick to offer their confident opinions and provide links to free podcasts, web articles, expensive membership sites etc.
The truth is that there is no right answer to these questions. There are many ways to learn a new language and it’s down to the individual to decide what is right for him or herself. What’s right for one person may not be good for another. Some people have more time to learn than others, some people have more money to spend, some people work well with formal lessons, some people learn more in a relaxed informal environment.
But no matter what method of learning you choose there is something that is unavoidable. Everyone needs to build a body of vocabulary.
Clearly the more vocabulary you have the better your capabilities will be in any language. This is an undeniable truth and no matter what method you choose in which to learn Brazilian Portuguese you are going to need to build up your general vocabulary as quickly and effectively a possible.
I am a native English speaker but now I am now able to have normal conversations in both Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. A huge factor in getting to this level was of course creating a strong wealth of vocabulary. You cannot get away from this fact – and if you are serious about learning Brazilian Portuguese, you need to build on your knowledge everyday.