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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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[Brazilian Politics] – The Impeachment Posted by on Sep 5, 2016

Dilma Roussef

In light of recent events that took over Brazil in the past weeks, our country has been experiencing times of intense political instability and turmoil, culminating in president Dilma Roussef’s impeachment. Views on our current situation are conflicting, so today’s post seeks to clarify some points surrounding the political scenario in the country and keep…

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The house in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 28, 2016

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Olá a todos! Hello, everybody! A few weeks ago we saw some city-related vocabulary to help map your way through the cidade (city). Now how about we shift our focus indoors and learn some words about the casa (house)? Today’s post will teach you about parts of the house with pictures and sample sentences. Make…

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Palavras para medida Posted by on Aug 21, 2016

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In Portuguese we have measure words just like in English. We use them to indicate the quantity of something. Normally, these words are employed along with a number to express the amount or measure of uncountable nouns (such as water, cheese, money, etc); Whenever we’re dealing with uncountable nouns, it’s necessary to specify the unit…

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