Olá! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute Portuguese :-)
3 Minute Portuguese is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak Portuguese in simple, bite-sized chunks.
The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:
bom - good
é - it is
fantástico - fantastic
aqui - here
muito - very
não é - it isn't
With those words, you can build sentences like these:
It's fantastic here.
It's very good here.
It isn't good here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!
(See if you can translate those five sentences above into Portuguese just by using those words and phrases.)
The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in Portuguese. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the Portuguese language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.
The reason it's called "3 Minute Portuguese" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.
If you've never learnt Portuguese before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute Portuguese lessons will help you to succeed.