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Houses (Casas)

Houses (Casas)

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The choice for most people when it comes to housing is either an apartment, a house, a villa or a farm. Farms can be bought without having to be a farmer, these farms are usually just larger houses with some land surrounding the property. When looking at properties then the…

Movements – Movimentos

Movements – Movimentos

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Being able to describe simply movements can enrich a conversation. These words are ones you will hear often in conversation but could be in the past, present or future tenses. For the purpose of the lesson the movements are all given in the present tense (to run, to walk etc)…

School – Escola

School – Escola

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If you plan on living in Portugal and have children then you need to know some essentials about schooling. The Portuguese schooling system is similar to many others around the world with children starting primary education at 6 years old and then secondary education at 11. Before this there is…

Family – Família

Family – Família

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In Portugal much of life revolves around the family and this does not mean just your immediate family, family extends to distant cousins in many cases with all equally being part of the family. It is common for people to refer to each other directly as cousin, brother or sister…

Vets – Veternario

Vets – Veternario

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Many people in Portugal have pets with the most popular being cats and dogs. In Portugal you have to pay for the services of a vet, however the costs are often cheaper than in other European countries. There are many stray and abandoned animals in Portugal and because of this a number of…

Transport

Transport

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There are many different ways to get around in Portugal with options for public and private transportation. Large cities have developed transport systems with many bus routes, however in smaller places the service is less frequent and you will need to seek out a timetable to be able to make the most of…

Time and Date

Time and Date

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In Portugal the twenty four hour clock is used most of the time for any timetable or opening hours and in conversation the twenty four hour clock is also used in general. Being able to understand times and dates you will be able to do many things from make appointments, to booking a…

The Beach – A Praia

The Beach – A Praia

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Due to the geography of Portugal there is a large coastline and therefore many beaches and beaches are part of daily life for many Portuguese people as well as the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit Portugal and the Algarve every year. The Algarve is known throughout the world for its range…

The Tax Office – Finanças

The Tax Office – Finanças

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The tax system in Portugal can seem very daunting if you are not familiar with it however knowing the basics about the Finanças- tax office – can help you not only to get what you need but also to avoid fines and ultimately save a lot of time. Each city in Portugal has a…

Shopping – Compras

Shopping – Compras

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If you are looking to go shopping in Portugal for clothes then you will be spoilt for choice. There has been a boom in the country of shopping centres with many new ones opening across the country and boasting a selection of international, European and specialist shops. While the shopping centres of Portugal…

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