Learn Brazilian Portuguese online for free!

Portuguese is a Latin language that originated in what is now Galicia (a region in northern Spain) and northern Portugal. It is one of the world's major languages, ranked seventh according to the number of native speakers.

Portuguese is spoken by 11 million people in Portugal and more than 240 million people around the world. It is the language of about half of South America's population, even though Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas.

There are two main dialects: that of Brazil and that of the 'old world'. On busuu.com, we teach Brazilian Portuguese, which is obviously also understood in Portugal.

Portuguese around the world

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Why learn Portuguese?

  • Portuguese is one of the world's main languages - it is the seventh most important language, spoken by half of the population of South America and one of the fastest growing European languages.
  • Brazil is an emerging country - it covers one half of the area of South America, is the second industrial power of the Americas and is the eighth largest economy in the world.
  • Portuguese is the official language of several new African Republics; the sister language and culture to Spain and France; and the language of Samba and Caipirinha.
  • Portuguese is relatively easy for English speakers, and even easier for people who speak Spanish or French.

Learn Portuguese online with busuu.com!

With our free Portuguese language course, you can learn by talking to native Portuguese speakers around the world!

As well as learning directly from other users, you can use our interactive language learning materials to practise and improve your language skills.

The materials are arranged into learning units. Each one is based on a certain topic and contains all of the most important vocabulary and phrases.

o multiculturalismo

the multiculturalism

the multiculturalism

Key phrase

A Austrália abraçou o multiculturalismo. Há muitas pessoas de culturas diferentes morando lá.
Australia has embraced multiculturalism. There are many people from different cultures living there.

What does each language learning unit include?

Vocabulary: Learn important words and expressions with the aid of pictures and audio clips. Premium Members can also listen to key phrases.
Dialogue: Improve your reading comprehension with a fun dialogue, followed by questions to test your understanding. Premium Members can also listen to the audio version.
Writing exercise: Develop your written skills by writing a short text for other users to correct.
busuu-talk: Connect with native speakers via our integrated video-chat application, which allows you to chat online or even talk to other users in the busuu.com community.
Review: Test how much you've learnt with a short quiz and win busuu-berries!
PDF: Print out a PDF with each of the grammar and learning units, so that you can even study offline. This tool is only available to Premium Members.
Podcast: Listen to podcasts containing the vocabulary, example sentences and dialogues for each of the grammar and learning units. This tool is only available to Premium Members.
Voice recording: You can practise your pronunciation, by recording a character’s part in a dialogue, and posting it for native speakers to correct you. Voice recording is only available for Premium Members.