Me and my coconut!Welcome! My name is Russell Walker, and I started learning Portuguese in 2001. Here you will find lots of resources to help you learn Portuguese. The main focus of this site is on Luso-African Portuguese (i.e. the flavour of the language used in Europe and Africa), but Brazilian alternatives are also given. There is plenty of free content on this site which will help you get to grips with the pronunciation and grammar, as well as links to other online resources.

Use the menu, above, to navigate through the site. At the start of each section is a list of links to the pages within that section, and at the end of each page within a section, there is also a link to move to the next article. The main language guide starts here: Introduction.

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The Language Lover's Guide to Learning PortugueseThe Language Lover's Guide to Learning Portuguese

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