I would say that learning a language that is not our mother tongue is not that easy but the effort and time one spends to learn a language will be worth it. Portuguese, a Romance language, originated from Portugal. Although it originated from Portugal, there are more Portuguese-speaking people in Brazil than in Portugal. There are about 270 million Portuguese speakers in the world. Out of these, about 187 million Portuguese speakers live in Brazil and the rest being scattered all across the globe with the main concentration in Portugal, Africa, and the USA. However, the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is different from the one spoken in Europe. There are four main forms of Portuguese today: Central, Southern, Insular, and Brazilian. Portuguese is also similar to Spanish, another Romance language. If you want to visit Brazil, Portugal, or any other Portuguese speaking nations you will definitely need to know Portuguese to communicate. Besides, it is always an advantage to be able to speak another language other than your native tongue. So, let’s go ahead and find out if Portuguese really is a simple language to learn.
One of the best and easiest ways to learn Portuguese is to stay and live in a Portuguese-speaking family for a while. If you live with a family or group of people who speaks Portuguese you will definitely be hearing their conversations. These conversations will be instilled in your mind and you will be able to understand Portuguese unprompted. If you live in India, you can mingle yourself with Portuguese-speaking people in Goa. Get yourself a Portuguese language beginners’ book, with the help of the book, learn the 23 Portuguese alphabets and basic vocabulary. The more Portuguese vocabulary you know the more words you can use in any conversation in Portuguese. Always take up a small set of words at a time to avoid confusion. Once you are able to read Portuguese words, read them aloud. It will definitely help you in pronouncing the words correctly. Listen to Portuguese songs, podcasts, radios, etc. Sing along as much as you can. You will forget for a while that you are trying to learn a language but you will find yourself trying to learn the song that you are listening to. Watching Portuguese movies and imitating the dialogues spoken is another effective way to learn how to speak Portuguese fluently. It is as effective as singing along with Portuguese songs. The thrill that you get from watching the movies will trigger you to learn the dialogues very effectively. Check-in YouTube for Portuguese learning tutorials. The tutorials will show you the proper and effective ways on how to learn and speak Portuguese correctly. YouTube learning has become very popular and effective in recent years. Install a Portuguese language learning application on your mobile phones. There are several apps from which you can select a great one. Use that app daily and practice the exercises given. The more you practice the more you improve.