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How to Memorize the Colors (or any word!) in Portuguese Faster

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Learning in context is the fastest way to learn vocabulary words in a foreign language. By combining listening, reading, and speaking new words within complete sentences, you’ll learn Portuguese faster.

Deliberate practice is one of the 6 research-backed principles used in the Parley Blue method that will help you achieve Portuguese fluency and comprehension. And, by implementing the Pareto principle, or 80/20 rule, you’ll be working smarter, not harder.

Listen & Mimic

Learn the colors in Portuguese the Parley Blue way, through listening to complete native audio sentences and mimicking aloud what you hear. Learning words in sentences will help you memorize them faster!


1. Blue, Azul

English: The ocean is blue.
Portuguese: O oceano é azul.



2. Vermelho(a)

Stop at the red light.
Portuguese: Pare no sinal vermelho.



3. Green, Verde

I’d like the green detox juice, please.
Portuguese: Eu gostaria de um suco verde detox, por favor.



4. Yellow, Amarelo(a)

I love New York’s yellow taxis.
Portuguese: Eu amo os táxis amarelos de Nova Iorque.



5. Pink, Rosa

Let’s buy the pink flowers!
Portuguese: Vamos comprar as flores rosa!



6. Purple, Roxo(a)

The purple grapes have seeds.
Portuguese: As uvas roxas têm sementes.



7. Orange, Laranja

Do you want orange juice or coffee?
Portuguese: Você quer suco de laranja ou café?



8. Black, Preto(a)

I take my coffee black.
Portuguese: Eu tomo o meu café preto.



9. Grey, Cinza

The sky is grey when it’s cloudy.
Portuguese: O céu é cinza quando está nublado.



10. White, Branco(a)

I love walking on fresh white snow.
Portuguese: Eu adoro caminhar na neve branca e fresquinha.



11. Brown, Marrom

Wear your brown boots today.
Portuguese: Use as suas botas marrom hoje.




What is your favorite color?
Portuguese: Qual a sua cor preferida?


I bet you feel smarter already.

You did it! Congratulations. Now, wasn’t that more fun than reading a list of Portuguese words that you don’t know how to pronounce? How did it feel to speak the words out loud? It may be uncomfortable at first, but the more you practice, the more natural speaking Portuguese will feel.

Learning a foreign language through listening to native audio sentences works better than flashcards and grammar drills. By focusing on the core ingredient for language learning, what linguists call comprehensible input, we shortcut your language journey and get you speaking and understanding faster.

Learn more about our proven method. Find out how you’ll learn to speak with better pronunciation and acquire impressive listening comprehension more quickly than with any other method.

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