Olá! Como você está? Are you looking for a new way to practice your Portuguese? Look no further than Instagram! Thousands of language learners are realizing what an incredible study aid the app is; why not be one of them? Here are some of the best Instagrams for learning Portuguese.
So let’s start out our Portuguese learning with something a little more challenging, one to try out if you’re at least intermediate level. Um Cartão is basically a quote site. You have the simple quotes which are only one or two words in length. And there are longer quotes with a little more commentary explaining them further.
Be aware the entire Instagram is in Portuguese so there will be no English to help you along — which isn’t stopping you from using a translation tool, of course. These are great, short bursts of learning that you can fit in to any schedule. With over 5,500 posts already, and a huge following of 2.1 million users, you can be sure that Um cartão will have something interesting to help you learn.
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The Foreign Talks
The Foreign Talks is one of those Instagrams designed like a flashcard system or revision guide; perfect if you have an upcoming test or want a refresher. This is an Instagram for German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, but it’s clearly labeled for each language so you won’t get lost.
There are posts with individual words in all the languages so you can learn them in bite-sized chunks, and perhaps compare with other languages you already speak. You can practice verb conjugation with verb lists, and jog your memory for words with vocabulary lists. The Foreign Talks has over 200 posts and more than 3,000 followers; they must be doing something right!
Portuguese Pod 101
Portuguese Pod 101 is a great Instagram to follow if you’re just starting out. There are pictorial posts that offer vocabulary lists for specific subjects, like cooking. There are some great posts on simple quotes so you can see how the language is put together and learn some stock phrases. There are short dialogues for you to practice with that are in both Portuguese and English. And amongst all that there are posts that encourage learners to interact. There are only 79 posts so far but each is perfect for learning. 465 followers already agree!
Carmen Hello Portuguese
For learners specifically wanting Brazilian Portuguese check out Carmen Hello Portuguese. There are posts showing how to make plurals of words, advice on the conjugation of tenses, photographs from Brazil of places with Portuguese on display like restaurants, and even some cooking tips — totally in Portuguese!
Carmen Hello Portuguese is a beautiful resource for learning the language; read the commentary on the blog and you’ll see how easygoing and friendly Carmen is as a teacher. There are 554 posts and almost 500 followers already enjoying her teaching methods. Aren’t you going to take a look for yourself?
Escola Caravela is another great Instagram for revision practice. There are beautiful visual posts for vocabulary lists, like this one on geography or this one related to banks. There are also great posts on grammar tips like these for prepositions, or the verb conseguir. Each post has a lot of information that is simply displayed and truly feels like a mini-lesson. You will probably find yourself clicking on and scrolling through for just how easy learning feels with Escola Caravela. So far, this Instagram has 135 posts, and a little over 600 followers. We are sure there will soon be thousands wanting to follow this effective learning aid!
Português Mania is our final suggestion, with nearly 100 posts and almost 200 followers. There are posts on basic Portuguese, and some visual posts to help you learn vocabulary. You can look at beautiful photography with some simple quotes in the commentary and detailed explanations of phrases and words. You will also find a few posts on things like the #Trashbag challenge, explaining what the challenge is entirely in Portuguese. Português Mania has a great mix of resources for beginner and intermediate learners alike.
There are more than 13,500 posts with the #LearnPortuguese hashtag, so there are plenty of posts out there to help you learn! Why not practice a little Portuguese today?