Feeling lost in translation?

You've reached a comfortable place with your Portuguese – you can hold a conversation, navigate through a typical day's activities, and even impress with some vocab you've picked up along the way.

But there's an annoying feeling that you're skating on the surface; you're missing the spice, the color, the zing of Brazilian Portuguese.

And then comes that awkward pause when a Brazilian friend casually mentions monkeys on a branch, or you encounter a headline claiming someone has hit the hammer.

You sense there's a hidden layer of meaning or reference just beyond your grasp.
Idiomatic expressions as the missing piece to fluent Brazilian Portuguese

Imagine a month from now, being able to…

  • Navigate everyday conversations, headlines from media articles, and cultural references with more ease.

  • Feel confident and more integrated in Brazilian culture.

  • Captivate Brazilians with your authentic use of our language.

Don’t let idioms be the missing piece

Master 30 idiomatic expressions and start speaking more like a local with this comprehensive learning experience

If you are an intermediate Brazilian Portuguese speaker but feel like a lot still gets lost in translation during real-life conversations, this course is for you!

Here, you'll learn and memorize expressions that elevate your communication. But that’s not all! This course will also enrich your vocabulary, enhance your listening skills, and sharpen your verb conjugation.

Deep dive into this engaging Brazilian Portuguese Experience now!

Real Impact, Real Progress

Beyond Expressions: A World of Learning Awaits

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David Fiore

In the United States we have an expression that says: "you get what you pay for", but with this awesome course dedicated to Brazilian idioms, I received much more than what I "paid for". This was, by far, the best investment that I have ever mad...

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In the United States we have an expression that says: "you get what you pay for", but with this awesome course dedicated to Brazilian idioms, I received much more than what I "paid for". This was, by far, the best investment that I have ever made. The scope of the content of this course is immense, and when it is coupled with Luciana's knowledge, technical skill, and dedication to her student's learning, the result is a powerful tool for elevating one's level of competence as a speaker of Brazilian Portuguese.

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The ASA System:
Giving Your Portuguese Wings

I used my teaching expertise to create a three-part framework that takes Portuguese speakers from vaguely recognizing commonly used expressions to confidently dropping them into everyday conversations.

  • Assimilate

    Here, you get to know the nitty-gritty of each idiom. I'll explain its meaning, origin, and the situations where it's commonly used. I also offer English equivalents.

  • Situate

    We dive into real-world context. Through relatable life scenarios and authentic examples from Brazilian media and songs, you’ll see the idioms in action in real life.

  • Activate

    Time to roll up your sleeves. You'll put the idioms to use through practical activities and quizzes. Not only will you be applying the idioms, but you’ll also be flexing your Portuguese language muscles across different verb tenses.

Meet your professora

Luciana Lage

If we haven't met yet, I bring over a decade of experience teaching Brazilian Portuguese, including stints at renowned institutions like UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. My passion lies in the transformative power of language in forging connections and nurturing relationships. It's the heart of every conversation and the soul of cultural exchange. This is what fuels my dedication to teaching authentic Portuguese – to bridge gaps and bring people closer.

And I can’t wait to help you take ownership of these idiomatic expressions, empowering you to use them spontaneously in real conversations with Brazilians!

Introducing The 30-Day Brazilian Idioms Experience

The 30-Day Brazilian Idioms Experience is a course where I’ll guide intermediate Portuguese speakers to not only master idiomatic expressions but also to improve overall language abilities, including vocabulary and grammar.

This allows you to speak with the authenticity and finesse of a native, employing the genuine language that Brazilians use and cherish, enabling you to express yourself precisely when it matters most.

You'll receive a new lesson and quiz each day for 30 days to ensure you're not just learning but truly internalizing these game-changing idioms. Don't worry if you can't or don’t want to open a lesson every day— you get lifetime access to the course, the community, and any future updates.

We'll have a student community space where you can ask me questions, start discussions, celebrate wins, share feedback with each other, and get feedback from me.

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About this course

  • $97.00
  • 30 idioms with 30 targeted lessons and 30 quizzes, dripped one per day
  • Videos in Portuguese with subtitles in Portuguese
  • Lifetime access to the curriculum, including future updates

All our students also get

  • A Certificate of Completion

  • Access to our Private student community

By the end of this course, you will do more than master 30 idioms that breathe life into your Portuguese conversations

You'll build a newfound confidence that reshapes your interactions with Brazilians.

This is more than language acquisition; it's a doorway to a more authentic, dynamic participation in Brazilian culture, where you're not just an observer but a vibrant part of the community.

Speak with the flair of a native, using colloquial Brazilian Portuguese

Use idiomatic expressions that bring authenticity, precision, and color to your conversations

Express your thoughts and feelings with more ease, tapping into an expanded repertoire of vocabulary and expressions

Grab your spot now!

Students are already reporting significant improvements in vocabulary, oral comprehension, and grammar 💪🏼

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I’m really proud of this high-quality course, and it’s important to me that you feel confident and excited about joining this program.


As an avid course-taker myself, I also completely understand that not all programs are created equally, and I’ve been burned by bad purchases before. So I completely get it if you’re feeling skeptical or concerned.

That’s why I offer a full 7 days to experience the program. If you aren’t satisfied, email me within 7 days of having the first lesson availble to you, and I’ll refund your purchase.


Still not sure this course is for you?

I want course participants to truly thrive in this learning journey.
This course is perfect for you if you have:

Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese
(all course materials and coaching sessions are in Portuguese)

A desire to deepen your Portuguese proficiency beyond the basics.

Eagerness to expand vocabulary and speak in a more authentic way.

A genuine intention to apply new knowledge in real-life situations.

FAQ

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected].

I'd love to help you figure out if this is right for you.

  • Can't I just find Brazilian idiomatic expressions online? Why should I take this course?

    While it's true that many resources are available online, this course offers much more than just a list of expressions. It provides structured learning, practical application, and personal support by a seasoned instructor to ensure you don't just recognize these expressions but can use them fluently and appropriately in conversations. The course also immerses you in the cultural nuances behind the idioms, offering insights you can't get from a simple online search. Plus, the quizzes reinforce and deepen your learning in a way that a list of expressions cannot match.

  • What level of Portuguese proficiency is required to benefit from this course?

    I want to give you some information so you can make an informed decision about whether the course will be suitable for you. Each of the 30 lessons features a video in which I explain the expression, its usage, and its origin. The videos are in Portuguese with Portuguese subtitles. Furthermore, the text version of the lessons, the quizzes, and community interactions are also in Portuguese. So, imagine you're in a Portuguese class with me, and I'm speaking entirely in Portuguese. Would this class be suitable for you? If you answered "yes," you will benefit greatly from the course. Otherwise, perhaps this course might be better suited for you later in your journey with the Portuguese language. In other words, to make the most of this course, an intermediate level of Portuguese proficiency (B1 to B2) is recommended. At this level, you should be comfortable engaging in everyday conversations in Portuguese.

  • I am a beginner Portuguese learner; is this course suitable for me?

    This course is primarily tailored for intermediate learners. Given that the video lessons are conducted in Portuguese with Portuguese subtitles, and the written materials—including community interactions and my personal responses—are also in Portuguese, complete beginners may find the course quite challenging. To truly benefit from the course, it would be better to have a level of proficiency that allows you to understand the content and actively participate in discussions.

  • How much time will I need to dedicate to this course?

    Let's face it, no one has the time to watch 100 hours of video lessons. That's why this course offers brigadeiro-sized lessons—sweet, short, and satisfying; each video is between 5 and 10 minutes, giving you the essence of learning without the fluff. The time you take to answer each quiz will vary according to your Portuguese skills. It may take you 10 minutes to complete a quiz, or you may want to look deeper into the vocabulary and grammar used in the questions. And the best part? The course is self-paced, so you can learn whenever it suits you. No rush, no fuss—just effective learning on your terms.

  • Will I get personal attention in this course?

    Certainly, the course includes access to a dedicated community space where you can ask questions about the course content or Portuguese in general. I will personally respond to all questions.

  • How long do I keep access to the course?

    You have lifetime access to course curriculum and student community as long as the program is active.

  • Can you guarantee that I will improve my Portuguese?

    No course can promise guaranteed results because factors like personal effort and your starting proficiency level play significant roles. However, this course is crafted using established language acquisition techniques to offer you the best tools for success. While your progress will hinge on how actively you engage with the materials, rest assured that the course is designed to facilitate and support your improvement in Portuguese.

  • Do you have a refund policy?

    I’m really proud of this high-quality course, and it’s important to me that you feel confident and excited about joining this program. As an avid course-taker myself, I also completely understand that not all programs are created equally, and I’ve been burned by bad purchases before. So I completely get it if you’re feeling skeptical or concerned. That’s why I offer a full 7 days to experience the program. If you aren’t satisfied, email me within 7 days of having the first lesson available, and I’ll refund your purchase.

Engage in authentic conversations

with Brigadeiro-sized lessons for just fifteen minutes per day.