Learning the Lingo!

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Piglet in Portugal

Learn the “Lingo” or live life in an “Expat Bubble”!

I am a great advocate of the fact that when you move to a new country you ‘attempt’ to gain, at the very least, a basic understanding of both language and culture. Without this ‘basic’ knowledge so much of everyday life and cultural opportunities are lost, and you effectively live a parallel existence in your new environment; there in body but not quite in mind. You still watch English TV, read English Newspapers and mainly interact with your fellow compatriots or those who speak English.

I accept, everyone is not a natural linguist and I certainly do not fall into that category – far from it! Despite years of studying Portuguese very little has permeated the grey matter and words just float aimlessly in my memory in disjointed sentences. However, on a positive note, I now often read a Portuguese…

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      1. *Smile*
        I still struggle, even after 30 years of marriage to a Portuguese. But I would never starve if I lived there – and I would like to retire there I think.
        And I’m pretty sure I’ll be rattling it off within six months to a year.
        But for now and in my defense I live in a (primarily) English speaking country / environment.
        But you live in Portugal for goodness’ sake! Come ON, Piglet. No more excuses.!
        Hora de desabar e aprender!
        🙂

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