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8 expressions with hora (hour/time) in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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Tudo bem, gente? Two weeks ago we saw some tips on how to tell the time in Português. This week we are taking one step ahead and learning some expressions and phrases that have the word hora (hour/time). Passou da hora. – translates as “it’s about time”. Exemplo: Melissa tem dezoito anos, passou da hora…

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Protestos no Brasil – Protests Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

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Oi gente. People taking to the streets to protest in Brazil is something that has been happening for the past 2-3 years. So this week we will talk about the main points Brazilian protestants are trying to make. In addition, we will also be checking out some vocabulary related to it. Vocabulário: Escândalo Lava Jato:…

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Horas (time) in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

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Beleza, galera? What do you do when your phone is out of battery and you do not have a watch or a clock to check the time? It is easy: just ask someone on the streets. A good way of practicing it is to ask people on the streets what time it is even if…

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Demonstrative pronouns em Português Posted by on Aug 3, 2015


Oi gente. You may have already learned the pronomes demonstrativos, but it’s worth having another look, especially with the combinations below: Isso, esse, este, essa, esta (all meaning “this” or “these”) are used when you are referring to something which is close to you.   Esse, este – this (masculine) Always followed by a masculine…

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Os Estados do Brasil – Brazilian States Posted by on Jul 31, 2015


While it is a huge country like the United States, Brazil only has 26 states and one distrito federal (the capital Brasilia stands by itself, like Washington, D.C.). There are generally 16 recognized Brazilian Portuguese dialects from the states, such as Gaúcho from the south, Carioca from Rio de Janeiro, and Nortista from states like Amazonas,…

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