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Brazilian states: Amapá Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

“Do Oiapoque ao Chuí” (From Oiapoque to Chuí). This is a very typical saying in Brazil that is used to refer to something which extends throughout the national territory. Oiapoque and Chuí are two cidades (cities) located at the very opposite extremos (edges) of our country, the first in the northernmost of Amapá, and the…

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Learn some idioms with the word ‘hand’ in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 12, 2020

Olá amigos leitores! Hello dear readers! Ready for another adventure on our language? If you have already been to Brazil, you probably noticed that our people have a very frequent habit of gesturing with their mãos (hands) whenever we speak. For us, these gestures are a way to complement our words, to amplify their meaning…

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10 spices you will find in every Brazilian household – Part II Posted by on Oct 30, 2020

[10 Temperos que você vai encontrar em uma cozinha brasileira] Boa tarde, caros leitores! Good afternoon, dear readers! Today’s text will resume our list from earlier this month that compiles the most typical temperos (spices) you are likely to come across in a Brazilian cozinha (kitchen). Westartedof with cinco (5) staple items: alho (garlic), cebola…

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Brazilian states: Amazon Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores. Hello, dear readers. I would like you to imagine a territory of approximately 1.5 million square kilometers, which is more than twice the tamanho (size) of the state of Texas or the area of France, Spain, Sweden and Greece combined. Kinda big isn’t it? And this is the size of the maior…

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10 spices you will find in every Brazilian household Posted by on Oct 12, 2020

[10 Temperos que você vai encontrar em uma cozinha brasileira] Olá, pessoal! Hello, everyone! Como vocês têm passado? How is it going for you? Much of the gastronomic culture and uniqueness of a place is generally the outcome of the variety of temperos (spices) and also the way they are used during the preparation. For…

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Brazil’s newest banknote Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Good morning to all readers! Bom dia a todos os leitores! Today’s topic is a major attention-grabber: dinheiro (money)! Have you been keeping up with the notícias (news) in Brazil over the past few months? If the answer is yes, then you probably must have heard about the new banknote valor (denomination) that has taken…

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Brazilian states: Mato Grosso do Sul Posted by on Sep 21, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Vocês já ouviram falar do Mato Grosso do Sul? Have you heard of Mato Grosso do Sul? This might not be a household name to many of you, but you probably heard of Pantanal, right? As part of our ongoing series on estados brasileiros (Brazilian states), today is Mato…

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