Portuguese language resources – Language Links Database

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau.

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Native speakers: 250 million; 24 million L2 speakers;

Official language in: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe

Portuguese Grammar and Pronunciation

  • mylanguages.org - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Portuguese grammar
  • learn101.org - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • ilanguages.org - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Albanian for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Wikibooks - alphabet and vocabulary

Portuguese Reading Materials

  • lingua.com - “The Portuguese Reading Section consists of carefully written texts for beginners, as well as corresponding questions, all of which have been conceived by experienced and highly qualified language teachers. This means that anyone who wants to become a better reader and/or speaker of Portuguese can do so at their own pace by consulting the resource. Besides being free to use and easily accessible, the Portuguese Reading Section boasts worksheets that can be downloaded in PFD form, for simplified on-the-go- learning.”
  • mylanguages.org - “If you're trying to practice your Portuguese Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Portuguese and the second part is in English. “
  • portuguesepod101.com - Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners

Portuguese Dictionaries

Portuguese Listening and Video Resources

  • portalcafebrasil.com.br- “If vague pop-philosophical reflections are your thing, this is a podcast to check out. Host Luciano Pires gives little talks each week on politics, Brazilian culture and the way we live together and form a society. His goal is to enlighten listeners and introduce them to other “personal trainers” for the mind.”
  • naosalvo.com.br - “It’s a wild, noisy humor podcast, and as such may be a challenge for some beginning learners.”
  • deviante.com.br - “This long science podcast (episodes last nearly two hours each) sounds a bit like it’s made for children. If you don’t mind the tone, this can be a good thing for Portuguese learners.”
  • YouTube - “This channel was made for those willing to learn Portuguese. I'm a language enthusiast, and I've learned a lot from many YouTube channels, so I thought it was my time to do the same. I'll try to include most of the things that I found to be effective in the process of learning a new language. We'll start with something like Portuguese101 and then we'll see where it goes.”
  • YouTube - YT Channel for upper intermediate-advanced Brazilian Portuguese learners


  • rtp.pt - great radio station for versing yourself on local news and current affairs in Portugal
  • tsf.pt - “This is perfect for learners who are trying to brush up on those listening skills while also expanding their knowledge of basic Portuguese words and terms.”

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