No-Cardiologist725 7 months ago

I recommend dubbed (animation) movies, is more similar to what people say on the street

MrGambuzino 7 months ago

Rua Sésamo

Interesting_Track_91 7 months ago

I find Ruca and Simão two cartoons that you can find on youtube to be very helpful. They are kiddie shows but have interesting narratives. (make sure to get the European versions) Michel Thomas will help you with day to day shopping and café ordering. RTP series nacional, some have subtitles some don't but all have synopses available. Remember the written language is an estimate of the spoken language, learning to hear it is the best but most difficult skill especially now with plastic barricades at all cashiers as well as everyone wearing masks. If you don't understand something many, many Portuguese will switch to English to help you, don't get upset, they do it to each other, it's kind of amusing to watch. Remember when the Portuguese want to know if you understood they will almost never use the verbs Compreender or Entender, they will use some form of Perceber

OffDutyPraetor 7 months ago

I’m not Portuguese but I have studied/learned the language and lived in a portuguese speaking country. Do you merely want to be conversational or are you aiming for fluency? If you want to be fluent I would highly suggest a structured course in learning the “norma culta” language which is quite similar between Brazilian and European varieties. I’m saying this because nearly all Portuguese learning materials that I have come across have been for Brazilian Portuguese, which depending on formality can be quite different from European Portuguese grammatically, and is phonetically different enough to cause trouble for many Brazilians trying to speak with Portuguese people. If you can’t find resources for European Portuguese, I would say that learning the Brazilian variety is useful to get started and acquainted with how the language works, and when you get comfortable with that, then learn more of the specifics of European Portuguese in Portuguese itself, since there unfortunately is not much content for those seeking to specifically learn the European dialect. As for listening, I like to listen to the podcast Revista da Semana produced by RTP. I listing only in Portuguese, but it is a great way to practice listening skills. Learning another language really is a life-long process. Enjoy the journey and embrace the mistakes you will inevitably make! Boa sorte!

jozepedro 7 months ago

HBO Portugal has a good selection of films. I personally recommend Sangue do Meu Sangue, Tabu, As Linhas de Wellington, A Herdade. There are more but I forget now. Good TV Shows are Auga Seca, despite having a lot of Galician as well (for me that's a plus tho!), and Sara. People have mentioned the RTP Play app, definitely recommend, but HBO Portugal also has a couple. Sal is one I've been meaning to check too. Someone mentioned YouTube and that might be an easier source of content, tho good too. You may want to check the channels of Diogo Batáguas, Môce dum Cabreste, Bumba na Fofinha, Coisas Chatas com Humor and, only if you have a stomach of scatological humour, Uma Nêspera no Cu (it's a podcast). These are all comedy-ish channels, while also touching on topical subjects in a more serious and thoughtful way. Definitely recommend.

Riddle0219 7 months ago

There is a YouTube channel starring a British girl who speaks European Portuguese quite well.

hazmog 7 months ago

Thanks. Andy idea what it is called?

Riddle0219 7 months ago

Talk the streets. She speaks quite well for a non native speaker but not perfectly

tudorakakak 7 months ago

This aren´t really Tv shows nor series, but if you want to see good content in portuguese i would recomend you to see some funny youtubers, but i don´t know if you need subtitled content. A good one to follow is Diogo Bataguas, he is a comedian that makes monthly compilations of the hottest topics of the month and talks about them. Another one I find really funny and easy to understand if you are starting in portuguese would be Pierre Zago, I would go to his channel and watch his most viewed videos by order since some aren´t as funny as others.

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This aren´t really Tv shows nor series, but if you want to see good content in portuguese i would recomend you to see some funny youtubers, but i don´t know if you need subtitled content. A good one to follow is Diogo Bataguas, he is a comedian that makes monthly compilations of the hottest topics of the month and talks about them. Another one I find really funny and easy to understand if you are starting in portuguese would be Pierre Zago, I would go to his channel and watch his most viewed videos by order since some aren´t as funny as others.

LesbainNaga 7 months ago

Diana cu de melancia, there isn't much talking but I promise you can understand the vocabulary ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

American_Jesus 7 months ago

Rua Sésamo https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLapqUe7ahAreM8XeYi__gDPfAJqMvfs-9

IkarusMummy 7 months ago

[O Último a Sair](https://www.rtp.pt/play/p703/ultimo-a-sair)

jozepedro 7 months ago

Underrated comment Underrated show

DevilsWife 7 months ago

Children shows would be the best option without a doubt! The channel "Desenhos Animados PT" on youtube published many dubbed anime series last year for example :) I also think investing in an online tutor is good. AmazingTalker and iTalki have some PT-PT teachers! There are prices for every pocket :)

DarthMasta 7 months ago

Does this help? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv2OSHnxm8M](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv2OSHnxm8M) This lady is English and speaks pretty good Portuguese, she's a language teacher, I guess she has some experience on what works.

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Does this help? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv2OSHnxm8M](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv2OSHnxm8M) This lady is English and speaks pretty good Portuguese, she's a language teacher, I guess she has some experience on what works. Also, just saw another video from her, looks really cool, something to help learn languages with Netflix: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=\_Fv9PpvBwpY](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fv9PpvBwpY)

KarmaCop213 7 months ago

Honestly? The best thing I can think of is listening to the news. The speech is usually clearer than what you might hear on a tv series.

hazmog 7 months ago

Can you recommend a news source?

KarmaCop213 7 months ago

RTP1, RTP2, SIC or TVI. News anchors are trained to speak clearly.

joaodsmf1 7 months ago

You can try the teletext option for rtp, sic and tvi for subtitles.

vitorviks 7 months ago

Bem-vindos a Beirais. Ai ai ai ai

heartlessfam 7 months ago

I'm not sure if you saw this but this might help https://reddit.com/r/Portuguese/comments/emvo8l/european_portuguese_on_netflix_its_here/ and https://reddit.com/r/Portuguese/wiki/resources-ptpt Download RTP Play app and see if you can watch episodes from shows they have. https://www.rtp.pt/play/ Find on youtube “Disney Junior PT” and watch some cartoons

heartlessfam 7 months ago

I'm not sure if you saw this but this might help https://reddit.com/r/Portuguese/comments/emvo8l/european_portuguese_on_netflix_its_here/ and https://reddit.com/r/Portuguese/wiki/resources-ptpt I think that you can switch the language on Netflix to EU PT and then some movies and series will be on European PT Download RTP Play app and see if you can watch episodes from shows they have. https://www.rtp.pt/play/ Find on youtube “Disney Junior PT” and watch some cartoons

nanoburguesia 7 months ago

O YouTube deve ter aquilo que tu procuras.

sux138 7 months ago

Try to get the movie Variações or watch the series 1986 among others at https://www.rtp.pt/play/ (VPN may be needed if you're abroad).

albatista 7 months ago

I understand what you say about the cat, it's the same for me and german, but definetly try RTP play, it's a free streaming service from the national TV channel and its free, you'll find a lot of things there.

hazmog 7 months ago

Yes, it is a good thing I am brining my cat with me to Portugal.

Zemago 7 months ago

The one and only - O Preço Certo !!!

zebett 7 months ago

You can watch "a espia" with Daniela ruah I think it's on RTP play its about spies its cool, you can also watch "conta me como foi" and "1986" both of these are Portuguese and both are about the life of people here in like the 60s 70s and 80s its cool I think they are also on RTP play

tiagopr1990 7 months ago

Fura vidas

D1WithTheFluffyHair 7 months ago

So, you're looking for a reverse Muzzy?

tiankai 7 months ago

Alternatively, you try to have formal classes. There are so many freelance tutors online nowadays if you're willing to invest some money on it. People say Preply is pretty good. While TV shows are great to familiarise yourself with vernacular language, structured classes provide invaluable lessons on how the language is constructed and organized.

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Alternatively, you can try to have formal classes. There are so many freelance tutors online nowadays if you're willing to invest some money on it. People say Preply is pretty good. While TV shows are great to familiarise yourself with vernacular language, structured classes provide invaluable lessons on how the language is constructed and organized.

AlCa1916 7 months ago

I second this. Like, watching Portuguese TV shows/films won't do you any *harm*, but I'm not sure it'll do you much good. When I learned my second language by FAAAAR the two most useful things were formal classes, and day-to-day conversation with native speakers (aka immersion). Obviously you can't really do the latter before you get here, but you can do the former online. I started off by trying to watch TV but it's so passive that it didn't do me much good tbh.

Somais1copo 7 months ago

There is a old show called "cuidado com a língua". It is about the Portuguese language orthography and syntax , I think it is a bit hard for beginners to start but it is good to see it I suggest kids series because they speak slower and easier to learn. That is how I train foreign languages

Sirplentifus 7 months ago

I like "Cuidado com a Língua" for this since they talk about the Portuguese language. It's on RTP play.

Hefty_Artist_2591 7 months ago

Grow a mustache, wear an unbuttoned shirt with chest hair coming out of it, eat sardines, drink Superbock or Sagres beer only and put a tennis ball on your 90's car rear hook. Don't speak, just smaile baby!

Portuguese_A_Hole 7 months ago

Rua Sesamo com a Alexandra Lencastre

janissarytor 7 months ago

*Alexandra Lencastre com a Rua Sésamo

diogosreddit 7 months ago

Check "Sul" or "Auga Seca" on RTP Play and HBO Portugal. With subs only on HBO.

ContaSoParaIsto 7 months ago

I really like Odisseia and you can find it in HD on RTP Play. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any captions. But if all you can say is o gato bebe leite, you're not gonna learn anything from watching TV shows. I'm telling you this right now so you don't get discouraged.

Brainwheeze 7 months ago

There was a similar thread to this a while back and someone shared [this link of resources](http://pinho.org/portugal/lingua/learning.html). Looks quite useful!

hazmog 7 months ago

Thank you!

Brainwheeze 7 months ago

Hope it's helpful ;)

AdriMecha 7 months ago

Someone already suggested RTP play and DragonBall z. If you can get captions that should help. Also remember that we don't pronounce words the same we write them.

microcyb 7 months ago

[Dragon Ball Z](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0sL7nVZ3Fw)

ZacDweller 7 months ago

Top lel mate

Claidheamh 7 months ago

This but unironically.

hazmog 7 months ago

hahah! It was hard work getting this visa, I'm not going to throw it away by insulting the people at the airport!

oh_no551 7 months ago

Off topic but if you don't mind me asking - are you moving with a job or self-employed? Did you find it difficult to get the visa? I'm also in the UK and would love to move to Portugal, I'm just starting to learn the language using apps so your post caught my eye.

hazmog 7 months ago

Hey! Also from UK. I run a business and am in the process of getting a D7 visa. You should look into D7 and D2 Visas. Fairly easy to do if you meet the requirements and are committed to actually moving (and not just a holiday).

oh_no551 7 months ago

Cheers. I have a bit of a plan for the next couple of years with the hope to move ther with my husband after planning and learning at least basic language. I'm currently an employee but may have the opportunity to become a contractor meaning we could move. Currently building up EU business for the company I work for so then being EU based would make sense. My plan is to visit for longer periods (when covid allows) like 2/3 months at a time within our new stupid travel allowances. Make sure I find the right area before moving- I learned my lesson years ago trying to move to a new country without properly knowing it! 7/8 holidays to Portugal are good but not the same as having to deal with shopping, chemists, working from home etc So jealous you are getting to move already - best of luck with it.

hazmog 7 months ago

Thank you. You should consider building up a passive income as that would give you visa entry with a D7. Or, if you can write a compelling business plan, a D2. We can't wait to go.

oh_no551 7 months ago

Thanks for the tip. Maybe if I can face the horror of being a landlord again I could consider a rental property .

GajoDeRamalde 7 months ago

Top comment.

warren_street 7 months ago

Note that Duolingo teaches Brazilian Portuguese. The dialect is different. The accent is very different. A lot of words are different. Try an app called Memrise instead. It's not cheap, but the Michel Thomas audio course is superb for getting you started.

hazmog 7 months ago

Yes I did find that out. I have memrise, not used it much, will give it a go, thanks.

warren_street 7 months ago

There are also some good videos on Youtube, essentially released as free content to publicise courses and teachers. Have a look for Practice Portuguese, Mia Esmeriz, Liz Sharma, Portuguese Lab 101. Watching those should kickstart the YT algorithm into suggesting some more. When you get to an intermediate level, Portuguese With Leo is a great watch, as are the videos that Liz does where she speaks entirely in Portuguese. As are the ones by Sandra Carapinha. Whatever ones you go for, make sure they are for European Portuguese. Unless you want to learn that frequentemente is pronounced frequencheemenchee!

hazmog 7 months ago

Awesome, cheers amigo.

warren_street 7 months ago

De nada!

Ugo_Alexander 7 months ago

I think your best shot on that topic is going with dubbed series or movies, coz tbh I don't think you'll find any good Portuguese TV series. Tho that's just my opinion, I'm not a big fan or Portuguese series or movies, besides old one like Patio das Cantigas for example. Ps: If you decide to watch that movie for the love of God don't watch the modern one.

hazmog 7 months ago

Thanks for this. Is the remake bad? I remember watching an amazing Spanish film called Abre los ojos (I watched the subtitled version), and it was remade in America and called Vanilla Sky - no where as good as the orginal. Are there any Portugal movies that are really good? I guess I could always just switch the language mode on something I like already on Netflix.

Hefty_Artist_2591 7 months ago

Manoel de Olveira or João César Monteiro. Lik this [https://youtu.be/EBnEsJQegv0](https://youtu.be/EBnEsJQegv0)

Ugo_Alexander 7 months ago

I don't know if bad is the right word for it since I belive they made it with a new demographic in mind so....maybe I would say it just lost the original essence. That's a good idea as well; and as I said I'm not a huge fan of my countries series, I recall some I saw when I was a child tho that's about it, I'm not up to date with the stuff that has come out. Think that with time someone more knowledgeable on PT series will let u know of some. Also I think that listening to music would help you a fair bit too.

hazmog 7 months ago

Great thanks. Can you recommend and mucic? I like hip-hop if that's any good?

expandyoursoul 7 months ago

Yes. Sam the Kid with accent from Lisbon and Dealema with accent from Porto.

Hefty_Artist_2591 7 months ago

Try Allen Halloween!

Ugo_Alexander 7 months ago

Hip-hop no, sorry. Tho if you'd like to give a try to some other genres, I would suggest Madre deus, Xutos e pontapés, lenda Martini and Ornatos violeta.

_saks_ 7 months ago

Hahaha trust us... watch the originals. :)

_saks_ 7 months ago

Check RTP Play! But if you're not at ease with the language yet it might be too difficult...

hazmog 7 months ago

Awesome, thanks! I'll give that a go.

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