Geared toward Absolute Beginners, this course gives you a solid start and foundation to build upon.
This is an introductory course to the Portuguese language as spoken in Portugal. Throughout the course, we will focus on the Portuguese sound system and basic Portuguese grammar.
You will also learn how to introduce yourself and day-to-day, useful phrases. Finally, we will discuss learning resources and strategies to support your learning journey.
After the course, you will have a basic understanding of European Portuguese pronunciation and grammar. You will also be capable of engaging in simple, short oral interactions. Last but not least, you will be aware of a variety of learning resources and strategies to help you succeed at learning the language.
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This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A2 level.
Ficar is a high-frequency, versatile verb. Learning to use it to its full potential will surely add to your language fluency.
Depending on the context, the Portuguese verb ficar maycorrespond to stay, get, or become. Additionally, ficar is often used to indicate geographical location as well as to express aesthetic liking, among other meanings.
Here’s a text snippet where ficar is being used in a number of different ways:
Ontem não fui trabalhar e em vez disso fiquei em casa. A minha mulher, a Sofia, fez o mesmo e ficou comigo. Como a nossa casa fica perto de um parque, e como o tempo estava bom, aproveitamos para lá ir dar um passeio a pé. Ficamos relaxados sempre que vamos até ao parque. A Sofia levava uma blusa vermelha. Que bem que lhe fica! Ela é tão bonita que qualquer trapinho lheficabem. Voltamos para casa em boa hora pois o tempo tinha virado. Ficou tempo de chuva. Ficamos em casa o resto do dia. Foi um dia bem passado.
Yesterday I didn’t go to work but stayed home instead. My wife Sofia did the same and stayed home with me. Since our house is near the park, and since the weather was nice, we decided to go there to take a stroll. We always get relaxed every time we go to the park. Sofia wore a red blouse. It looks so goodon her! She’s so beautiful that anything looksgoodon her. We came back home in good time as the weather had suddenly changed. It became rainy outside. We stayed home for the rest of the day. It was a well-spent day.
In what follows, we’re going to explore in greater detail ficar’s multiple uses. But first, we’ll look at a few of its tenses and verb forms.