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Expressions with “dar” – Part II Posted by on Mar 20, 2016

Olá pessoal! (Hey, everyone!) As you know, to use expressions shows that you have a good command of a foreign language. Last week we learned a few idiomatic expressions and collocations with the verb “dar” (to give). Now we’ll move on to the second part of the list. Se dar mal – to fail, to get…

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5 common mistakes em Português Posted by on Mar 15, 2016

Every person learning a new language will commit mistakes no matter what. Some mistakes are more common than others. That happens because humans tend to use what they already know from their native language and apply it to the new language they are learning, even when it is not correct. This is why there are…

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Expressions with “dar” -Part I Posted by on Mar 11, 2016

Olá a todos! Hello, everybody! The verb “dar” (to give) in Portuguese is very versatile. The word can be found in a number of popular expressions and collocations that we Brazilians use everyday, so it’s a good idea to make a list. But don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for, para dar uma mãozinha (to give you…

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Verbs saber, conhecer; poder, conseguir Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

There are two verbs in Portuguese for the verb to know in English: saber and conhecer. And there are also two verbs for can in English: poder and conseguir. Let’s check out the difference between them and how to use each word. Saber – used to talk about knowledge or information that you retain. Eu…

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Brazilian Candy Posted by on Mar 4, 2016

A country’s cuisine is an essential part of its culture. And this goes beyond main dishes: sobremesas (desserts) are also relevant for understanding a nation’s history and habits and, for some, a melhor parte (the best part). So esqueça (forget) about your diet for a while prepare-se (get ready) to indulge in the delicious world…

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