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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – Ruídos Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

[Atividade de escuta e leitura em Português] Ei, galera! Hey guys! Today is another installment of our series Portuguese listening and reading practice, with the text “Ruídos” (Noises), again by the notorious Brazilian author Luís Fernando Veríssimo, taken from his book O mundo é bárbaro (The World is Barbaric). It is a short story about the…

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Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Portuguese (Free eBook) Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Beginners Guide to Brazilian Portuguese

If you’re a fan of this blog, you’ll love our new Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Portuguese. Here on the Portuguese blog, we post a variety of content for learners of all levels. For the beginners among us who haven’t combed through our archives, you may be missing some of our older, but extremely useful introductory…

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[Brazilian Slang] – The “aff” in Portuguese Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

[Gírias brasileiras] – O “aff” em português Oi, gente! Hey, guys! Whoever wants to become fluent in a certain language should also conhecer (get to know) the gírias (slang) and informal terms that speakers have been currently using. If you interact with Brazilians online, you have probably come across the expression aff at least once.…

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[Brazilian Food] – Caldo de mandioca Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

[Comida brasileira] We’re in June! In Brazil this means temperatures are dropping and that it’s time for festas juninas, the popular festivities held esse mês (this month). To get you in the spirit, today we are going to learn a receita (recipe) for caldo de mandioca, a true Brazilian winter meal. It’s very fácil (easy)…

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Valentine’s Day – Dia dos Namorados in Brazil Posted by on Jun 10, 2017

Feliz dia dos namorados! Happy Valentine’s Day! Now you must be wondering: isn’t Valentine’s day in February? Não no Brasil! (Not in Brazil!) Although many countries celebrate this date no dia quatorze de fevereiro (on February 14th), here romance is in the air no dia doze de junho (on June 12th), which is na próxima…

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