Lesson 2 - Portuguese With Carla Podcast

Free Audio Course – Lesson 2

In this second free portuguese lesson in our course we show you what asking for directions in portuguese sounds like.

Also, a brief introduction to numbers and a few extra tidbits. In our science section, Marlon talks about the brain plasticity and how an understanding of it can help you learn a new language so much faster.

Any questions or observations, just leave a comment.


By Carla Sabala


C- Boa Tarde
M- Tarde…
C- Onde fica a farmácia?
M- Ao fim da rua vire à esquerda, a farmácia fica à sua direita.
C- Desculpe, pode repetir?
M- …
C- OK, muito obrigada

C- Olá, boa tarde. O meu marido tem uma constipação.
M- Há quanto tempo?
C- Há 2 dias.
M- OK, experimente isto.
C- Quanto custa?
M- 3 euros e 5 cêntimos.
C- Vou levar, Obrigada.


  1. Nazar 4 years ago

    Thank you for podcast! I enjoy practicing Portuguese with you.
    I am in Lisbon but use mostly English. You inspire me to force myself to practice more Portuguese.

    • carlasabala 4 years ago

      Thank you for your comment! I’m very pleased to know i’m inspiring you to practice harder 🙂
      If possible, try to watch Portuguese tv, read books, listen to Portuguese music, etc. Basically, expose yourself to the language as much as possible. It may be hard to start with, but without you realising you will learn a lot!

  2. Steph 2 years ago

    Thanks so much for this podcast and the series as a whole. Have just started learning Portuguese and am really grateful to have found such an accessible resource for European Portuguese. 🙂

    • Marlon Sabala 2 years ago

      Hi Steph, you’re very welcome 🙂

  3. LindaM 12 months ago

    You guys are so funny, you make it fun, and youre just so real. Don’t change. 🙂

    • Marlon Sabala 12 months ago

      Muito obrigado Linda 🙂

  4. Fabienne 10 months ago

    Yes, about the plasticity brain ist true, I’ve experience it here in Switzerland. When I arrived in the German speaking Part I could only speak standard German. Here in the speaking German part of Switzerland in each Kanton (district) the people have different dialects. First I didn’t understand them. But with the time I understand more and more. I cannot speak their dialect but with the time I am using a few words from these dialect when I speak German. I speak now a sort of mix of standard German with words from dialect German and I don’t have anymore to translate in my head in my own language which it’s french when I’m speaking oder listening. It’s interesting.
    Thank you very much for all your works the Videos and postcasts and explanation it help me a lot to understand European Portuguese. It is just so real. I enjoy very much to learn Portuguese with you.

    • Marlon Sabala 10 months ago

      Obrigado Fabienne.

      We’re really glad you’re finding this useful and thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

  5. Vivienne 7 months ago

    We have vacationed in Portugal every year for the last six years. I have tried to learn basics like thank you, please, washroom etc and can get around a bit. But I have decided to really work at learning Portuguese. I have found these pod casts amusing and helpful. Thank you. Obrigada!

    • Marlon Sabala 7 months ago

      Glad we could be of help 🙂

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