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Luciana Lage of Street Smart Brazil and I have a video series on how to learn Portuguese via Brazilian songs.

Here is the introductory video where we explain the connection between listening, music and learning a new language.

The next video is our first using the song Você Não me Ensinou a Te Esquecer by Fernando Mendes. We point out the grammatical and pronunciation differences between Portuguese and Spanish. We offer the Spanish version of the song, Tu no me enseñaste a olvidar by Marcus Maestro to show the differences between Portuguese and Spanish. I even sing a bit of this sensual song and wear a clown nose to show how to say “Não” and other nasal sounds correctly.

Another video on Você Não me Ensinou a Te Esquecer will be posted soon.