Lingua Franker

A blog about language.

To sir with love. — June 10, 2015

To sir with love.

So my first language to study, investigate, and find out about was Portuguese. Hunting around online, I was keen to find a free way to learn that would give me a grounding in the basics. One I stumbled upon dated back to the 1970s, and was used to teach American diplomats. Although it was at the height of the Cold War and Portugal itself was a dictatorship, the sentences that were taught via the Foreign Services Institute were not political however they did come across as a tad old-fashioned.

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