Podcasts are a simple and digestible media form, and it is extremely easy to multitask while listening to them. In our language podcasts, we will discuss  interesting facts about Languages and sometimes even Grammar.

Our usual podcasts are categorized into  3 levels: easy, medium and hard. Today’s level is Medium.


In this podcast the host Nalini Elvino de Sousa invites Marina Nédio and Susana Diniz to talk
about Portuguese proverbs. For those who do not know any Portuguese proverbs, this is a
good introduction to this theme.

Duration: 14:47


Nalini: Hello and welcome to Travel and Learn Goa. My name is Nalini Elvino de Sousa. Travel and Learn is a podcast for travellers and language lovers.  Today’s podcast level is medium and  it is about Portuguese proverbs.

After listening to the dialogue, you are welcome to share with us some of your favorite Portuguese proverbs. Do write us back with the answer. Our email is:

For those who have not listened to the earlier podcasts, we have started a competition “Qual é a tua profissão” on the third podcast. The first 3 listeners to get the write answer were Sabrina Couto from Algarve (Portugal), Sleeton Fernandes from Goa (India) and Mishona Cardozo also from Goa(India). The answer was: A Maria é professora.

On the fourth podcast the first 3 listeners to get the right answer were Zayaan Khan from Sharja, Arvind Fernandes from Goa (India) and Bianca Menezes from Oman. The answer was: O Pedro é piloto.

To find out who is ahead right now, visit our website: Under the language programs you will also find all the transcriptions of the podcasts and extra practice material connected to what we have spoken so far.

For this fifth podcast I invited two friends: Marina Nédio from Portugal who has been with us since the first podcast and Susana  Diniz from Macau.

Olá Marina!

Marina: Olá! Bom dia!

Nalini: Olá Susana!

Susana: Boa tarde Nalini e Marina. Para mim já é boa tarde.

Nalini: Hoje vamos falar sobre provérbios – provérbios que usamos no dia-a-dia. Como sabem os provérbios são frases ou expressões que transmitem conhecimentos comuns sobre a vida. Alguns são muito antigos, mas vão-se reformulando e assumindo novos significados ao longo do tempo.


  • Today, we gave you 9 examples of Proverbs. Let us know what other Proverbs you have come across! 

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Quem vê cara não vê coração
Jolisha Pillai
Goa, Índia
Cada macaco no seu galho
Gracina Chrissien Colaço
Goa, Índia
Variedade é o tempero da vida
Aleka Rodrigues
Goa, Índia
Águas passadas não movem moinhos
Arvin Fernandes
Goa, Índia
Quem não arrisca, não petisca
Shay Colaço
Goa, Índia
Barco parado, não faz viagem
Sabrina Couto
Algarve, Portugal
Quem não joga, não ganha
Sleeton Fernandes
Goa, Índia


Follow the any of the links to practice vocabulary connected to Proverbs