If you don’t know what a word means, don’t translate it by any chance. Try looking for synonyms, antonyms, sentences that contain the word and, finally, you can also take a look at the definition in English. Try to guess the meaning of the word from its context. But never use Portuguese as a first option. Remember: the idea is to develop your logical understanding of the language, what doesn’t happen if you get too stuck to Portuguese. That’s it, guys. Stop the Portuguese and feel the difference.
Samantha Paredes – UNS Idiomas Santo Amaro Pedagogical Coordinator