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Offering, accepting and refusing in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 23, 2017

[Oferecer, aceitar e recusar em Português] Communicating something at a basic level in a idioma estrangeiro (foreign language) is a great achievement, but the ability to do that in a colloquial manner or not, according to each occasion, is a setp further towards fluency. In case you are, or intend to go, to a Portuguese…

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The best universities in Brazil Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

[As melhores universidades do Brasil] Olá, gente! Hello everyone! When you think about ensino superior (higher education), the first universities (universidades) that come to mind might be Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge or other prestigious institution known around the globe. But what can you say about Brazilian colleges? A number of our educational institutions hold a…

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Verbs + their prepositions in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

[Verbos + suas preposições em Português] Ei, pessoal! Tudo bem? Hey guys! Are you ok? Just like in English, some verbs in Portuguese call for a specific preposition to come after the verb in a sentence. Don’t worry about memorizing any of them, just remember that the best way to improve your skills is to…

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The Brazilian flag Posted by on Sep 9, 2017

[A bandeira do Brasil] Olá, amigos! Hello, my friends!  Independência ou morte! Indepedence or death! Two days ago, September 7th, was a national feriado (holiday) meant to celebrate Brazil’s dia da independência (independence day). Our país (country) was declared livre (free) from our former colonizer Portugal by prince Pedro the first on that date in…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – Sobre cães e gatos Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

Ei, pessoal! Hi, everyone! This month’s Portuguese listening and reading practice is a text entitled Sobre cães e Gatos (About Cats and Dogs) by Portuguese comedian Ricard Araújo Pereira. It talks about the difference between the two animals and their relation to their owners and humans in general. I hope you like it! Let’s remember…

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