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Comics Corner 🤓

As a tremendous intellectual, I really like comics. Sorry, I mean graphic novels. I’ve said it a lot so it’s probably not a huge surprise. It was a good way to ease my way into reading portuguese and I still like to go back to the format when I fancy something easy. Bertrand has an offer on Banda Desenhada at the moment if you fancy stocking up. I quite fancy this one, myself, but I’ll probably have to find a few more. It’s not really worth ordering just one book from abroad because the P&P is quite high – you need a few to make it worthwhile.


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Resources for Studying European Portuguese

Quite a lot has changed in the world of Portuguese learning in the last year or so, so I’ve updated all my resource pages, adding new audiobooks, graphic novels, podcasts and tricks I’ve come across in my language learning journey. If you’re new to the site, there are five of them and they are….

Portuguese Audiobooks

The Portuguese Audiobooks Page – where I have tried to list every source on the Interwebs for european portuguese audio books. It’s mostly paid of course, but there are a few free ones too if you’re on a budget. I love audiobooks and I couldn’t be happier to see how the number of available books has grown since the first edition of this page. We still have a long way to go before I’d say we’re spoiled for choice, but it’s a start!

Portuguese Language Hacks

The Language Hacking Page – The idea behind language hacking is to get out of a textbook mentality and into really using the language, so these aren’t study guides per se, just little things you can do to boost the background level of portuguese in your life. If you get it right, you can strengthen your grasp of what you’ve already learned, as well as absorbing a lot of useful vocabulary without feeling like you’re making a lot of effort.

Portuguese Learning Resources

The Online Learning Resources Page – where you’ll find everything I know about YouTube channels, websites, apps and virtual courses for new and not so-new learners. I’ve made quite a lot of edits here – dropped a youtube channel that no longer exists, as well as adding in a couple of new ones. Quite a lot has changed in teh world of apps too.

Portuguese Graphic Novels

The Portuguese Graphic Novels Page – where you’ll find (yes, you guessed it!) a whole load of comics and graphic novels I’ve read in portuguese. I’m a huge fan of these and think they’re a brilliant way of getting into reading in portuguese, simply because the illustrations give you enough context that you can often suss out the meaning of unfamiliar words without having to constantly refer to the dictionary.

Portuguese Study Guides

The Portuguese Study Guides Page – where I’ve listed and rated all the exercise books and textbooks I’ve used over the years. Some are old, some new, some basic, some advanced, and I’ve included my favourite audio course too.

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Updates – Portuguese Graphic Novels and Audiobooks

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I’ve just updated the Graphic Novel and Audiobook Lists with new discoveries in the last few months.

There are only a couple of new additions in the Audiobook page, mainly some new José Milhazes books on Kobo. I’ve read quite a lot of new Bandas Desenhadas though, so the graphic novels page has got about 50% longer, including “Finalmente o Verao”, which I finished today and will probably be reviewing tomorrow, plus a few others I read and reviewed earlier in the year, like Pardalita, Amor de Perdição and Quarentugas.

Remember, the list is sorted in order of how much I like them so you can ave time by starting at the top and stopping when you have reached your threshold if things that don’t seem worth bothering with.

If you’re new to the site, I have five lists: aside from these two, there are some lists with online learning resources, textbooks and language hacks, all of which get updated from time to time. You can access from the menu on the right there (or the bottom if you’re looking at this on a smartphone) but I’ll pin this post for a while to make them easier to find.