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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"False friends" are words that:

The English word 'cafeteria' is:

The English word 'cafe' is:

'Pasta' in Portuguese is equivalent to '________' in English.

What is a 'collar' in English?

'Fabric' in English is:

You sit at the 'balcao' at a restaurant in Portuguese. What would this part of the restaurant be called in English?

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87 Comments on “English Tips for Portuguese Speakers”

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Thanks Ronnie for this lesson, it was great.I live in Brazil and i didn’t know that there were a lot of words with the sasme sound but different meanings..its good to learn new words..:)

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Thanks, Ronnie you are amazing!☺

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Thanks for you
Ronnie is amazing

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Good lesson!!! Obrigada Ronnie!!!!

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Watching a lesson made specially for Portuguese speakers like me was fun, Ronnie! Thanks for giving it a go.

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Thank you very much, Ronnie. I liked the video a lot. I gave it a thumbs up on YouTube. Bye for now!

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Very good lesson. Thanks.

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Hi Ronnie, how are you?

Thanks for this lesson. It’s a very interesting issue to cover, but, let me include another one False Friend.

The word “grocery” (place to buy food) sounds almost the same as “grosseria”, that in Portuguese means “the rude manner to treat someone”.

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Very well Ronnie! Thank you!

Saturday, December 9th 2017

unicorn hair!

Saturday, December 9th 2017

I am the first Spanish guy leaving a comment!!!
Thanks Ronnie, interesting lesson ;)

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Hi, Ronnie!Very nice lesson. Thanks a lot! Have a nice sunday! a Hug

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Hi Ronnie you are the best but please would you make a lesson about If Clouses its very confusing subject thanks .

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you , Mrs. Ronnie for attention at teaching.

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Hi. Thank you. How come see text on the you videos what you talking in YouTube can change setting but not here

Sunday, December 10th 2017

hello!! I Love your lessons, I´m Brazilian and know that false friends can be complicated. Push/empurrar PULL/puxar are the champions to make mistake.

Sunday, December 10th 2017



Monday, December 11th 2017

thanks Ronnie , i got 7 out of 7 . you’re amazing tutor

Monday, December 11th 2017

how can download this vedio?

Monday, December 11th 2017

It was a very funny class and easier too! I’m Brasilian and I liked very much to listen you speaking Portuguese. Beijos! Voce e demais!!!

Monday, December 11th 2017

actual this lesson wasn’t for us
we all need a new lesson, not just them
I will never watch this again I didn’t find any interesting word in this lesson

Monday, December 11th 2017

    Yes, Although I am a native Portuguese speaker, I can see and understand your point of view Rana B.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

    This video doesn’t detract anything from EngVid’s content; it just adds to it. The site has more than a thousand lessons so, whatever you’re trying to learn, there is a high probability there’s already a video for it. Since they’ve already covered a good part of English from the point of view of a native English speaker, it’s just natural they would start making lessons aimed at specific kinds of non-native English speakers (for example, see the videos “False Friends: English mistakes that Spanish speakers make” and “English Pronunciation for Russian Speakers”). If you think there are kinds of mistakes Persian speakers usually make in English, then you could point them out and suggest a lesson about “English Tips for Persian Speakers”.

    Wednesday, January 24th 2018

Very Cool!

Monday, December 11th 2017

good lesson

Monday, December 11th 2017

Thanks Ronnie, great class!

Monday, December 11th 2017

This is useful for teachers too! I always hear students trying to use pretend when they mean intend.

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

    Hi Alex! ‘pull’ and ‘push’ X ‘puxar’ and ’empurrar’ are even worse, aren’t they?

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

i love u ronnie you’re my favorite teacher on engvid.com

Ramin (Iran)

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

I am Brazilian and I loved this class! You are an amazing teacher and I’ve been loving learning you all!
Thank you so much!

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hi Ronnie! I really love your lesson and I do thank you very, very much for this. You are right ‘push’ and ‘pull’, as well as ‘intend’ and ‘pretend’ are very confusing words for us Portuguese speakers. But, if I may, maybe this lesson is not much to all those students around the world that do not speak Portuguese… Just my opinion. Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Tx Ronnie!

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thank you for the lesson. It really help us Brazilians! It was very kind of you!

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

thank you teacher Ronnie, i am very glad to join your class , and i like way of your teaching . but i didn’t get my native language Somali in your web .

Wednesday, December 13th 2017

thanks to you

Friday, December 15th 2017

thank you

Friday, December 15th 2017

Hii Ronnie!Can you please prepare a lesson
on how to write different types of composition like ….Descriptive ,Narrative,Argumentative and picture composition..

Saturday, December 16th 2017

    YOU SAY Well.
    I am on the ball for this lesson.

    Sunday, December 17th 2017

      👍 Cool..

      Tuesday, December 26th 2017


Monday, December 18th 2017

I´m Screaming.. my Country´s Flag


Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Thank you

Wednesday, December 20th 2017

Very good!

This was my first lesson here and i liked so much.

Wednesday, December 20th 2017

Thank you
You’re amazing

Thursday, December 21st 2017

Hello U R very Cool and perfect, can you please give me your email, please.

Sunday, December 24th 2017

Ronnie you’re amazing. I love your way to teacher. And this lesson was awesome. Congratulations.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Hello ma’am…thank you.

Thursday, December 28th 2017

Tks Ronie, the lesson was very usufull, and you´re an amazing person.

Monday, January 1st 2018

Nice lesson, thanks.

Monday, January 1st 2018

Adoro esta professora, ela é fantástica, tem um jeito todo especial de ensinar e é muito simpática.

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Thanks Ronnie! I had a lot of problems with the words push and pull. Not easy for us coming from Brazil. You’re just amazing. I like the way you say things.

Saturday, January 6th 2018


Wednesday, January 10th 2018

Thanks Ronnie!

Thursday, January 11th 2018

Thanks !!!!!Very Well!!!

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

I’m soo happy to injury new people

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Thank you

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Thank you

Thursday, January 18th 2018

False friends (or false cognates) are always a source of amusement/confusion to me :) My “favorite” is the “pretender/pretend” pair, because it can create terrible misunderstandings, especially at job interviews (I’ve already heard about people saying “I pretend to work hard” during a job interview) :P

Wednesday, January 24th 2018

Very good exercise

Sunday, January 28th 2018

I love your tips! Thanks!!!
But I Have a doubt…
Pasta’ in Portuguese is equivalent to ‘________’ in English.
The correct answers is toothpaste, isn¨t?

Maybe “Colar” in Portuguese is equivalent to ” to glue” or “to paste” in English…
sorry, I´m confused…

Wednesday, January 31st 2018

I am Weydson, from Recife, Brazil. I think you really have affection for our country. You are a great teacher. The most difficult words to memorize are:

I got to know this website a long time ago and every time people talk about Canada I remember you.

By the way, very nice pronunciation in Portuguese.

Tuesday, February 6th 2018

Thanks, your class is very important for me. I loveit.

Saturday, February 17th 2018

Very useful! A must admit that Pretend was one of my common mistakes when I was starting learning English.
Thanks Roonie!

Sunday, February 25th 2018

Amazing ! this words are easy to confuse. The explanation was great !

Wednesday, February 28th 2018

I laughed a lot listening to you speak Portuguese because it made me think about the times we spoke in English and we think it’s right, when in fact, what you’re hearing is a strange sound.

Wednesday, February 28th 2018


Friday, March 2nd 2018

thanks for well me the explaining.

Sunday, March 4th 2018

“Colar” is the same word for collar and to glue.

Wednesday, March 7th 2018

Thank you very much Ronnie!
Muito obrigado, Ronnie!

Thursday, March 8th 2018

This video is awesome and helpful! I love it. Thanks Ronnie.

Sunday, March 11th 2018

Very good, I like this.

Thursday, March 29th 2018

I loved this lesson. I laughed a lot, but you are right, we can’t be afraid of making mistakes.

Wednesday, April 4th 2018

Thanks, Ronnie you are amazing.

Saturday, April 7th 2018

Ronnie, you are a fantastic teacher…you are awesome!!! Thank you for all lesson. 👌💖💖

Monday, April 9th 2018

Thanks Ronnie!! Here in Brasil, cafeteria is just the same,a place in school kids use for lunch :)
We don’t have some kind of coffee store here because anywhere you go, you can buy and drink coffee haha yeah it’s crazy :)
unless you go to a starbucks!!

Sunday, April 29th 2018


Tuesday, July 17th 2018

Pretendor?? rsrsrrs.. it was funny.

Thursday, July 19th 2018

Thanks, Ronnie. But, in Portuguese, there are a lot confusion between homonym words. It’s difficut for ours, Portuguese taechers, to explicate for our students sound and/or writing and meaning of that kind If words.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Eu amo o Brasil

Tuesday, September 11th 2018

I love Brasil

Tuesday, September 11th 2018

Hi,Ronnie,you are so amazing! I can get some knowledge for every lesson.I’m not a native English speaker and a Portuguese speaker, but I Think I will have a travelling in Portuguese regions in the future. Today’s lesson is useful to me if I Still remember them.

Monday, October 15th 2018

wooooow.very good.Ronnie you are amazing…greetings from Brazil

Sunday, October 28th 2018

Niiiceee!! :D

Monday, May 6th 2019

I’m feeling so special right now. Thank you for make this lesson just for us!

Saturday, June 8th 2019

Much better 86% thanks Ronnie balcao balcony…🤔bar😀

Thursday, August 29th 2019

I loved your pronunciation. When you said “pretender” you pronounced “pretendor”, with “O” sound at the end of the word. The Brazilian “E” vowel sound is like “E” of “Education”. Sounds funny but we know Portuguese is sucks, it’s really difficult.I’m from Brazil and we always stumble in English pronunciation.

Monday, November 11th 2019

Teacher Ronnie, I really like your lessons because you are smart and funny. I admire all of the Engvid teachers.

Monday, May 18th 2020

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