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How to use ‘passar’ in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

Olá amigos leitores! Hello, reader and friends! Are you ready to learn a little more about the Portuguese language? In today’s text we are going to work on several collocations for the verb passar, which is definitely one of the richest and most plural in Brazil. So we are going to clarify its most common…

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Why was the Brazilian Special Secretary for Culture removed from office? Posted by on Jan 31, 2020

Bom dia, pessoal! Good morning, you guys! Perhaps you may find it contradictory that a country so racially diverse like our own could possibly have residents who would show any trace of sympathy for neo-Nazi ideologies. Well, as strange as it sounds, this movement has gained some visibility especially since the last elections. This bizarre…

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Brazilian states: Minas Gerais Posted by on Jan 21, 2020

Bom dia, amigos leitores! Good morning, dear readers! Today we are going to move on with our series of articles that unveil the different estados (states) that make up Brazil, talking a little about culture, history and attractions for those of you who want to viajar (travel) or are just curious about our Brazilian plurality…

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Retrospectiva 2019 – Parte II Posted by on Jan 13, 2020

Saudações a todos os leitores! Greetings to all readers! Como foram de virada? How was New Year’s? Ano passado (last year) we highlighted the main events that took place in Brazil in 2019. What else can you remember? Have you been keeping up with the notícias (news)? Let’s move on to the second installment in…

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Retrospectiva 2019 Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

Boa noite, caros leitores! Good evening, dear readers! Como foi o ano de vocês? How has your year been? The Brazilian people are known for their joy, but in 2019 this character trait was put to the test. This is mostly due to the fact that it has been quite a tough year, with a…

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The three most popular Brazilian Christmas songs Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

[As três canções mais populares de Natal do Brasil] Feliz natal a todos! Merry Christmas, everyone! Músicas natalinas (Christmas songs) are pervasive around this time of the year to get everybody in the holiday spirit. In Brazil, however, the genre never really seemed to take off. But over the years, some recordings on the theme have…

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Time for our Christmas recipe: Tender Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Saudações a todos os leitores! Greetings to all readers! So it is dezembro (December) already. But before the New Year rolls in, it is time to focus our energies on the main event: A ceia de natal (Christmas dinner). As we have mentioned in other Holidays-related posts, Brazilians are all about véspera de natal (Christmas…

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