Despite the small size of its mother country, Portuguese is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world, thanks to the size of the Portuguese empire in the past. The largest Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country is Brazil, but it is also widely spoken in African nations such as Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.

Practice Portuguese – specifically for European Portuguese, this website features free podcasts for learners of various levels and interests. The site also includes interactive quizzes and tests to learn new phrases and vocabulary, although this requires a monthly subscription.

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