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House-related expressions Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

(by Nascim)

Expressões relacionadas a casa: House-related expressions Olá a todos! Como estão vocês? Hey, everybody! How are you doing? A few posts ago, we learned about parts of the casa (house) in Portuguese, vocês se lembram? (do you remember?) So now we’ll improve our vocabulary by moving a little further and seing some house-related verbs and…

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[Brazilian Food] – Part I Posted by on Oct 8, 2016

Alex Atala

[Brazilian Food] – Part I: Alex Atala Hey, everyone! Oi, gente! If you follow our blog, you may have noticed that we run a couple of series, like ‘Brazilian movies’, ‘Brazilian Literature’ or ‘Music to listen to’. Hoje (today) we’ll debut a new feature, ‘Brazilian Food’, with the aim of introducing readers to renowned Brazilian…

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The imperative in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 2, 2016


Parem tudo que estiverem fazendo! Stop everything you’re doing! Now let’s learn more about the imperativo, that is, the imperative form in Portuguese. Não se preocupem! Don’t worry! The imperative can be very similar to English, though some things do change 🙂 The imperative is used to express an order, a request, an instruction (in…

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The tilde (~) in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

Olá, pessoal! A semana de vocês começou bem? (Hey guys, did you week get off to a good start?) If you study Portuguese or are just interested in the language, you definitely came upon the character ~ at some point. But what does this squiggly line that appears over vowels mean? The tilde, known in…

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[Brazilian Cinema] – Part VI Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

Actress Sônia Braga

On September 1st, Brazil got the chance to assistir (watch) the much-anticipated Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s newest release. The film premiered in Cannes in May and competed for the Palme D’Or. French magazine Cahiers Du Cinema regarded it as one of the most expected movies of the year. Since it came out in the country,…

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