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!

2 comments

  1. Cantora

    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!

  2. Helin

    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.
    Thanx

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