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Brazilian novelas – Soap Operas Posted by on Oct 23, 2016


Novelas Brasileiras Brazil is known for its telenovelas, or soap operas, a widely appreciated and immensely popular genre throughout Latin America. As a national fixation and one of the favorite forms of entertainment no país (in the country) – along with soccer, the novelas are a Brazilian television staple and, as such, an intrisic part…

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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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