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Gifts in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

Olá, meus caros leitores! Hello, my dear readers! The holidays are upon, meaning that o Natal (Christmas) will soon be bringing its joyous festivities, typical dishes, family gatherings, office parties and, of course, gifts. Although the holiday season may hold different meanings and in each culture, which may result in different traditions, it is undeniable…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Hostil Mundo Novo Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

Boa noite a todos! Good evening, everyone! Today we resume our ongoing Listening/ Reading practice. The selected text is called Hostil Mundo Novo (Hostile New World) by one of Brazil’s most renowned writer and biographer Ruy Castro, who was written about our country’s popular personalities such as Garrincha and Carmen Miranda. His text is about…

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The verb ‘arrumar’ in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 26, 2018

E aí, galera? O que vocês estão arrumando hoje? What’s up guys? What are you up to today? Arrumar is one of those versatile verbs in Portuguese that may have a lot of different definitions, depending on the context where it is being used. There are many possibilities for using arrumar in a sentence and it…

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Fernando Haddad’s defeat speech Posted by on Nov 16, 2018

[O discurso de derrota de Fernando Haddad] Olá, gente. Hi, everyone. As we were discussing last month, Brazi1’s 38th president was selected and 55% of voters opted for the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. His victory speech was featured on our previous post, so now it is time for us to read what the defeated candidate…

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Jair Bolsonaro’s victory speech Posted by on Oct 31, 2018

[O discurso de vitória de Jair Bolsonaro] Olá a todos. Hello to all. After a period of tumultuous elections, Brazil has finally chosen its 38th president, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. After defeating his opponent Fernando Haddad on the polls on Sunday, Bolsonaro read a speech that set the tone for his next fours years…

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