But of all the places I visited that summer, there was estate in Coimbra , that left the most vivid image in my mind. Perhaps it was that spooky story that was told to us by the tour guide on that hot summer day. The original castle was built in the 14th century during the rein King Afonso IV. The estate had very lush and famous hunting grounds often visited by many kings and emperors of Europe. Ines de Castro, a daughter of a nobleman from Castile, was a lady-in-waiting to the Princess Constance.
The affair caused great conflict between the two countries which made King Afonso. The Queen tried to end the affair by making Ines Godmother to her children but to no avail. However, the distance between them did not end their love for one another. In Princess Constance died.
Dom Pedro brought Ines back to Portugal and settled her in Coimbra, where they would live together openly. The lovers were closer than ever, and they went on to have four children. The King wanted to end the relationship so when Pedro was away he decided the only way to end the relationship was to kill Ines. The legend says that after forcing the members of his court to kiss her decomposing hand and swear allegiance to their new queen, Pedro tracked down her assassins and killed them, ripping out their hearts with his bare hands.
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Portugal dos Pequenitos lit. Little Ones' Portugal; sometimes incorrectly referred to as Portugal dos Pequeninos is a theme park in Coimbra. The park consists of diminutive versions of Portuguese houses and monuments, and has pavilions dedicated to the former Portuguese colonies. It was founded in , and it is the work of architect Cassiano Branco. The monastery was built in the 14th century on the left bank of the Mondego River, but had to be abandoned in the 17th century due to frequent floods.
The well-preserved Gothic ruins of the monastery were excavated in the late 20th century, more than years after being abandoned by the nuns. Wikipedia Article s architecture, Buildings and structures in Coimbra, Franciscan monasteries in Portugal, Christian monasteries in Portugal, Visitor attractions in Coimbra. It was built to replace the mediaeval Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, located nearby, which at the time was prone to frequent flooding by the waters of the Mondego river.
The monastery was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and is classified as a National Monument. It is located in the Santa Clara parish. Santa Clara is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Coimbra. It has a population of and an area of 9. It is an urban parish, in the city Coimbra, and on the south left bank of the Mondego river. Wikipedia Article Parishes of Coimbra. It has been listed as a national monument since It is older than Portugal's nationality It has been listed as a National monument since Wikipedia Article Populated places in Leiria District.
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A essência do eu: Jardins da Quinta das Lágrimas, Coimbra
Euro - EUR Spoken languages: Closest place to antipode coordinates: Paturau River References This place on Geonames. The Coordinates we know are: Would you or anyone be able to recommend any modern Portuguese authors who are entertaining and whose language is not too difficult? It's difficult to search on language on amazon etc as it doesn't differentiate between Brazilian and European Portuguese, and I'd prefer to read something that comes out of Portugal to get a better understanding of the culture nothing against Brazilian Portuguese, and I find the cultural tidbits in the lessons fascinating, but I live in Europe and am learning so that I have a better understanding of Portugal when I visit.
I think it's hard to pick up the patterns of the language following the sometimes sloppy pronunciation of our Portuguese voice, and phonetics really is where the major differences lie; plus, most English variants are tone-based which means you give different emphasis to different syllables in a given word and that's an asset when learning EP which is also tone-influent vs.
BP which is a cadence-based tongue like French.
In any case, I'd advise you to just immerse yourself in the language directly; I've learned more about Dutch phonetics by watching or simply just listening to Miffy than through the Dutch voice which is a tad better than the Portuguese, I must say. Regarding books, it may depend on what kind of novels you're interested in.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen wrote a series of small short stories and children's tales which are quite popular - since they're in the realm of the fairy tale, they're not specifically Portuguese, but they're beautifully written and they're not very long, which is always better for students. If you can read those, you're probably ready to tackle heavier stuff, but start with children's novels or translations of books you know well and with which you can sort of fill in the gaps as you go along and then move into heavier, headier stuff.
Meanwhile, just try listening to Portuguese as much as you can. I was such a great fan of "Uma Aventura", never thought about it as a recommendation for Portuguese learners, but I can definitely see it working. I'm reading something similar in German to practice, but suddenly I miss these books, they were awesome. I should take a look to the ones published after my 16's, maybe 18's to be honest, to see if there's something that convinces me to buy one again.
Thank-you so much for the fulsome response! Looks like 'Uma Aventura' is available through Amazon UK in e-book form at a reasonable price, so I'll definitely have a go at one of those.
- Uma Aventura na Quinta das Lágrimas.
- A Portuguese Love Story – Ines de Castro and King Pedro?
- Pants on Fire.
- "Uma Aventura" Uma Aventura na Quinta das Lágrimas (TV Episode ) - IMDb;
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's stories look like they'll be harder to track down, but while looking I found this site with some of her poetry, which may be of interest to others: And thanks for the advice about listening. I'll take that as an excuse to avoid the tortuous listening exercises on Duo, and an extra incentive to check out other audio sources.
Just found this site, which might be helpful for other UK-based learners looking to buy Portuguese books: I guess these days they're less of a phenomenon since there's more competition, Harry Potter, internet etc.. This is their official website: Reading the book seems a more interesting challenge for a Portuguese learner I imagine ;. Yup, there was a TV show based on some of them and a film was released a few years back covering just one of the books.
I do believe you should immerse yourself in Brazilian culture and language as well, but if you're looking for an EP foundation, you might as well get your Brazilian accent intake from music and film than from our voice, which as many people note can't quite capture the musicality and passion of most Brazilian voices: Loads to go at. I have been using https: I'm glad to hear it's helpful to you somehow.
I'll add it to our list too! Regarding the microphone I can actually say that I would always pronounce the sentences in E. I need to learn European Portuguese, and beyond a very elementary level, Duolingo is not useful for that - it encourages too many non-European habits and usages. How difficult would it be for Duolingo to offer separate courses in Brazilian and European Portuguese? You're welcome - I'm glad I could be of assistance. Most are probably a bit boring, but they even have some comics.
I like Bliu Bliu some i was able to read the text and understand I am very confused about the EP pronunciations of sim, sem and cem. Can you please explain the difference, even if it is merely contextual? I don't usually check these messages, so please reach me through the blog next time you have any doubts.