About P4C

There are five good reasons why every capoeirista should learn Portuguese...

...but there isn’t much Portuguese-learning material on the internet that’s well-organized and easy to understand – and virtually nothing geared specifically to capoeiristas. That’s why I launched this site!

Portuguese for Capoeiristas offers:

  • Capoeira lyrics and translations related to the theme of each lesson
  • Useful vocabulary, definitions and pronunciation
  • Easy-to-understand explanations of Portuguese grammar
  • Exercises to reinforce your Portuguese language skills
  • Monthly giveaways of capoeira gear!

Check out the six free lessons to get a taste of what you'll learn...

Get 40 lessons for $15

About me:

I’ve been playing capoeira for ten years. I began in a small, unaffiliated contemporary capoeira club at my college, and after four years switched to capoeira angola. Today, I’m a member of FICA (Fundacao Internacional de Capoeira Angola) in Salvador, Bahia with Mestre Valmir.

I’m a CELTA-certified English teacher and I currently teach English to adults in two schools in Salvador; I also do translation work on the side. I’ve translated several books and hundreds of articles about capoeira from Portuguese to English – you can find them on Capoeira Connection.

I love to correspond with fellow capoeiristas, so if you have a question, comment, or suggestion on the blog – or just want to chat – feel free to contact me!


    • Cantora on February 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I love this site. I have been playing seriously for about …wow (as I’m counting) about 8 months or so now. I am so happy to be able to get translations for songs and understand the culture more. I loved looking at the flow of Capoeira but really was interested alot in the music and culture. That was what heavily influenced my decision to join a Capoeira group. I belong to Capoeira Karkara with Contra Mestre Betinho. I love it!

    • Helin on February 8, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I have just started capoeira and learning Portuguese. My trouble, along with other things, is getting the pronunciation right. Do you have some audio lessons to go with the written ones.

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