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There are plenty of interesting options for our accommodation. It will most likely be a countryside house near Tavira.

I haven't booked it yet because I want to get a better idea of the group's composition (how many couples/singles) and your preferences before I do so. That will for instance help me understand how big a house we might need.

I look forward to soon talking to you about this and much more. Até breve, p

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Passive Voice in Portuguese - Portuguesepedia

Passive Voice in Portuguese

The passive voice – as opposed to the active voice – highlights the recipient that is acted upon by the agent of the verb.  Accordingly, the recipient of the action (be it a person or thing) becomes the subject of…

present continuous in portuguese – Portuguesepedia

Present Continuous in Portuguese

In Portuguese, as in English, we use the present continuous to talk about ongoing actions. Note, however, that the present continuous in the European and Brazilian standards look slightly different.  Let’s take a quick look at it.   European Portuguese In European…

Portuguese Regular Verbs in the Past Tense

Portuguese Regular Verbs in the Past Tense

Not long ago, I wrote about Portuguese regular verbs and conjugation patterns in the present tense. Now it is time to do the same for the past tense – for both the preterite and imperfect conjugations (pretérito perfeito and pretérito…

Portuguese Spelling Reform: A Before-and-After Summary

Portuguese Spelling Reform 1990

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…

Portuguese Possessive Pronouns and Determiners

Portuguese Possessive Pronouns and Determiners

Portuguese possessive pronouns and determiners indicate possession. In English, these are words like my, your, his, her, our, their (possessive determiners) and mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs (possessive pronouns). Both possessive pronouns and determiners look exactly the same in Portuguese. However, possessive determiners precede the noun…