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[Travel vocabulary] – Part I Posted by on Apr 1, 2017

Oi, gente! Como estão as coisas? Hey, everyone! How is it going? Even though large cosmopolitan cities and tourist destinations may have people who either fluently speak or understand it reasonably, English is not exactly widely spoken in Brazil. Researches claim that only 5% of the population has advanced language skills in English. So, if…

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Period-related vocab Posted by on Mar 26, 2017

Oi, gente! Hey everyone! On March 8th, we celebrate Dia Internacional da Mulher (International Women’s Day). This date is extremely significant because it bears the symbolism of a centuries-old struggle for a society in which there is gender equality. One of the flags of the feminist cause is the demystification of menstruation, which is something…

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Some idioms in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

Oi, galera! Hey everybody! How about today we cover some common phrases and expressions in Portuguese that will surely help you on a daily basis? Below you will find many situations that take place regularly. Take a look: Cortesia e apresentações – Politeness and getting acquainted Oi/ Olá – Hi/ Hello Como vai?/ Tudo bem?/…

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The verb “ter” in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

Olá a todos! Hello everyone! Vocês têm muito o que fazer essa semana? Do you have a lot to do this week? The verb ter (to have) is essential and used with high frequency in Portuguese. Anyone who wants to master or become familiarized with the language should learn the basics. So today we are…

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The history of Carnaval Posted by on Mar 5, 2017

If you’re currently in Brazil, you’ll notice that talking about the carnaval festivities is an unavoidable assunto (subject) in the country for the past few semanas (weeks). As we all know, the event is an element of our national culture and widely celebrated throughout the nation, in addition to being a major feriado (holiday). People…

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