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Building Structures in Portuguese - Structure 1

Kieran Ball, Learn a language in 3-minute chunks

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36 Lessons (2h 1m)
    • 1. Portuguese Structure 1 Introduction

      4:21
    • 2. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 1

      3:23
    • 3. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 2a

      4:48
    • 4. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 2b

      3:12
    • 5. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 3

      4:26
    • 6. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 4a

      3:39
    • 7. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 4b

      3:14
    • 8. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 4c

      3:35
    • 9. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5a

      3:19
    • 10. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5b

      3:18
    • 11. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5c

      3:20
    • 12. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5d

      3:20
    • 13. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5e

      3:22
    • 14. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5f

      3:13
    • 15. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5g

      3:08
    • 16. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5h

      3:10
    • 17. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 5i

      2:21
    • 18. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 6a

      4:55
    • 19. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 6b

      1:53
    • 20. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7a

      3:46
    • 21. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7b

      3:25
    • 22. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7c

      3:06
    • 23. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7d

      3:20
    • 24. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7e

      3:40
    • 25. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7f

      3:15
    • 26. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7g

      3:14
    • 27. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7h

      3:39
    • 28. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 7i

      3:45
    • 29. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 8a

      3:07
    • 30. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 8b

      3:25
    • 31. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 8c

      3:26
    • 32. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 8d

      3:11
    • 33. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 9a

      3:17
    • 34. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 9b

      4:06
    • 35. Portuguese Structure 1 Chapter 10

      2:00
    • 36. The Happy Linguist

      1:30

About This Class

The whole of the Portuguese language can be broken down into several different structures. If you take any sentence from any Portuguese book or any utterance, you will see that it fits into one of these structures.

I remember one weekend, I was writing some lessons for the week ahead, when I suddenly realised this. I noticed that there are a certain number of structures in Portuguese, and that every sentence follows one of these structures. I spent the rest of the weekend working out all the structures, and I wrote them all down.

Every structure you learn gives you the ability to say a huge amount. Some structures are used more than others, but all the structures together make up the whole Portuguese language. Once you’ve learnt how a structure works, all you have to do is insert different words into the slots and you have a sentence.

This course introduces you to structure 1. I’ve limited each course to one structure so as not to overburden you. By looking at just one structure at a time, you can really get to grips with it and understand its usage. It will help to clarify the Portuguese language and make it more like a reflex rather than something you have to think about as is it were a maths equation.

Each structure can also help to propel you to fluency; if you can manipulate the structures at high speed, you can start to say anything you want without having to thing about how to say it.

This course contains plenty of practice opportunities for you to revise what you’ve learnt and it also contains some hints and tips on how best to learn and memorise the structures and the vocabulary that goes with them. You’ll learn how to make questions out of structure 1, how to make statements and how to turn positive statements negative.

The Building Structures in Portuguese series is set out using the same learning techniques as the 3 Minute Portuguese courses. You can work through the course in three minute chunks, enabling anybody to learn Portuguese, no matter how little time you have.