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The impeachment Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

Photo by Eduardo Pelosi

Brazilians as well as the whole world saw live on television on Sunday 17 April the deputados (lower house) voting for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. It was a loud, chaotic voting, where politicians tried to bater (hit) and cuspir (spit) on each other. Here are a few questions answered, which will help…

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Brazilian Cinema – Part IV Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

Oi, gente! Hey, everybody! Wondering about what to assistir (watch) over the fim de semana (weekend)? I’ve got a few tips para vocês (for you)! You’ve probably heard about movies like The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Dark Water (2005) and On The Road (2012). But talvez (perhaps) not all of you sabem (know) that these works…

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Treat your friend to a night out in Portuguese Posted by on Apr 12, 2016

Photo by BemLoira BemDevassa

Do you know what to say when you are treating your friends to a dinner, lunch, any kind of food or drink? Sometimes Brazilians are known for the way they never seem to take no for an answer when offering something, you can do the same using this vocabulary. You will also learn on this…

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Going to the supermarket Posted by on Apr 9, 2016

Olá! (Hello!) You open your fridge and there’s nothing but half a tomato and an expired carton of milk. You go to your cabinet and all you can find are those last-resort noodles and some salt. Your kitchen is giving you all the signs: it’s time to go shopping. Last week we went over our…

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Similarities – Portuguese & English Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

Olá! Tudo bom? Do you know what suffix is? Suffix is the ending of a word; it is what comes after the root (the base of the word). Take the word friendship for example: friend is the root and ship is the suffix. Because some words in English come from the same root as some…

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