Portugalist is a sort of lifestyle and travel site with an informal, magazine vibe aimed at english-speaking visitors and residents in Portugal. I’ve tended not to pay much attention to it since I don’t travel much and don’t live there. I’ve just spent some time poking around though, and I must say, there’s some good stuff on there. Their bread-and-butter content is practical and seems very up-to-the-minute: how to get a covid vaccine, navigate finances and bureaucracy and so on. For those of us exiled beyond the sea and just wanting to learn the language, they have a modest-sized language section which doesn’t have much direct learning material but acts as a directory out to other sites and channels where you can find the right course.
Here are a few things I liked, in case you’re not already familiar with it
- Funny language mistakes to avoid (TL;DR – Most portuguese words mean “dicks” if you don’t say them right)
- 15 Portuguese courses, rated
- How to learn portuguese online
- How to get portuguese citizenship through naturalisation (This is a good practical guide for most people. If it’s something you’re interested in but you aren’t living in Portugal you might also enjoy this blog post of mine)
- 12 Singers and Bands worth listening to