What are the best resources for learning Portuguese?

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    #1Babbel

    Babbel
    Babbel is a free app that lets you learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and many more languages. You will be able to have real-life conversations and to practice your speaking skills by doing the 'listen and repeat' exercises. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Christopher Foster
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "This app makes learning different languages fun and easy. It has a simulated conversation feature that will greatly help when I travel overseas and need to find out information."
  2. 23

    #2FluentU

    FluentU
    FluentU brings language learning to life with real-world videos, movie trailers, news, inspiring talks and more.
    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free- month. Varies by plan

    Harry Powell
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "I needed to learn Portuguese for a business trip. After reading reviews and doing a little research I discovered this, and it has been a treat. I was speaking phrases and had the basics down in a couple of weeks. Awesome, can't recommend enough."
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    #3HelloTalk

    HelloTalk
    HelloTalk is a language and culture exchange community. It connects you with native speakers of other languages so you can improve the language you're learning by chatting informally with them.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Carol Welch
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "I've always enjoy language learning communities. This one focuses less on the commercial aspect that a lot of the other ones seem to emphasize. This app focuses more on the one-on-one interaction between speakers. "
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    #4Conversation Countdown

    Conversation Countdown
    Have your first conversation in a foreign language in just seven days. You can achieve that with an alternative method that is very different from the others listed.
    Course

    $67

    Lauren Jensen
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "I've always told people that I'm fluent in French "as long as I'm reading," but tell me to speak it or ask me how to pronounce it and I'd clam up faster than you could say pearl. Using this software, however, has finally given me the push I needed to hone my speaking skills and finally work up the confidence to say "Bonjour" to a real person!"
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    #5Verbling

    Verbling
    Learn all kind of languages (Spanish, French, Italian...) with native teachers taking lessons via video call.
    Course

    $6- Varies by plan

    Joshua Howard
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "Sure, apps and books are helpful when trying to learn a new language. But, interacting with them can dull the senses. With Verbling, I was able to interact directly with a teacher via video call. While initially a bit awkward, I became very comfortable with my Portuguese teacher."
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    #6Flock Talk

    Flock Talk
    A language learning app that allows you to freely talk with other language learners around the world. Read and comment with others in the language of your choice. Gain points by participating in the flock, either by posting/commenting or by liking other posts and comments.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Jacob Williams
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I found cheap tickets to Portugal this fall and before I go I wanted to try and learn some basic Portuguese. A friend recommended the app "Flock Talk" so I decided to give it a try. So far I am finding mixed results. I like the premise of the App which allows you to talk with other language learners around the globe, but I think it might be too advanced for what I was looking for. I think if you are trying to really learn a language this app is great, but if you are just trying to pick up a few words it might not be worth your time. "
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    #7Forvo

    Forvo
    Find out how any word is pronounced. Just type the word you're looking for into the search bar and voila!
    Websites

    Free

    Jordan Rose
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "I've always felt that learning a new language is more than simply reading the words of a foreign language in your local dialect. It's often overlooked, but pronunciation is key when it comes to speaking a language and Forvo solves that problem quite elegantly."
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    #8busuu

    busuu
    Master the basic skills and phrases of the language you want to understand fast with a fully interactive course, anytime and anywhere. You will be helped by hundreds of native speakers.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jordan Flores
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Busuu has no help for beginners who wants to learn Portuguese from basic. It help you to practice it by talking to other people, but there are lots of application like this in the market which serves better than busuu. "
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    #9Duolingo

    Duolingo

    With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Antonio Camacho
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "I installed the app about a month ago hoping to at least learn several words to aid a casual greeting in Portuguese. This really has not help. I am not giving up though, I will keep trying."
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    #10Clozemaster

    Clozemaster
    Clozemaster is a language learning app that allows you to achieve new vocabulary by completing thousands of sentences with the missing word. Users can use it for free, although subscribers can enjoy advanced features.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Edward Keller
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "So last year I needed to learn Portuguese for a trip, and this game really accelerated the process. I definitely recommend using this along with Rosetta Stone or whatever else you've got going on. "
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    #11BBC Languages

    BBC Languages
    A collection of videos and tutorials with online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises to learn languages.
    Websites

    Free

    Jennifer Newman
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "The BBC Languages programs for language learning are outstanding and among the very best offered online. The Portugese program was very useful to our family prior to our taking a vacation in Brazil, as it offered both basic materials in the form of games, and also ways to go on to more advanced study."
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    #12italki

    italki
    This service connects you with native speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nancy Warren
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "It's a fairly basic concept similar to RosettaStone talk or whatever it's called, but it's definitely a perfectly valid option for learning a language. You may want to try this out after you've done some basic learning (perhaps through Duolingo), but if you want to improve your fluency speaking with someone live is the best option."
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    #13WordReference

    WordReference
    WordReference is an online translation dictionary for English-French, English-Italian, English-Spanish, French-Spanish, Spanish-Portuguese, English-Japanese, English-Portuguese and more. You can also find definitions, synonyms, antonyms and conjugations.
    Websites

    Free

    Olivia Barnett
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "I find that I learn language better from hearing and speaking it, so this on it's own is not ideal for me to learn from. This is, however, a great reference tool for when I just can't seem to remember the one word I'm looking for. A quick and easy lookup through WordReference and I'm done! "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for learning Portuguese
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BabbelApps 29 Free
2FluentUApps 23 Free
3HelloTalkApps 22 Free
4Conversation CountdownCourse 21 Paid
5VerblingCourse 17 Paid
6Flock TalkApps 16 Free
7ForvoWebsites 13 Free
8busuuApps 12 Free
9DuolingoApps 9 Free
10ClozemasterApps 8 Free
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