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Portuguese Idioms

13 Portuguese Idioms with “Pé”

Getting acquainted with Portuguese idiomatic expressions is key to reaching language fluency and feeling at home with day-to-day lingo. Today, I am bringing you 13 frequently-used Portuguese idioms, all of which have this one thing in common: they all make…

50 Portuguese Idioms to Help You Sound More Natural

50 Portuguese Idioms to Help You Sound More Natural

Portuguese idioms are at the heart of the colloquial register and everyday life language. What’s special with such idiomatic expressions is that they transcend the literal meanings of their word constituents.  Unquestionably, becoming fluent in Portuguese entails acknowledging and learning…

Portuguese Spelling Reform: A Before-and-After Summary

Portuguese Spelling Reform: A Before-and-After Summary

In 1990, various Portuguese-speaking countries agreed on a spelling reform to create and maintain a cohesive, international standard across borders. In Portugal, in particular, the spelling reform came to effect in 2009 followed by a transitional 6-year period where the old…