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The founder of Bossa Nova is gone Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

João Gilberto

Boa tarde, pessoal! Good afternoon, guys! Estão com vontade de ouvir um pouquinho de música? Are you in the mood for listening to some tunes? When we talk about Brazilian music, then definitely Bossa Nova comes to mind and everyone remembers its soft and harmonic melodies, the iconic songs that speak of the belezas naturais…

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Portuguese reading practice: Eduardo Bolsonaro and the Brazilian Embassy Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

the president's son

Saudações a todos! Greetings to all! In your opinion, what does it take to become an Embaixador (Ambassador)? Long-term experience? An in-depth conhecimento (knowledge) of the language and culture of the country? A solid background in diplomatic relations? Well, according to president Jair Bolsonaro, all it takes is to be related to him. Even better…

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Bora tomar uma? Brazilian bar culture Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

You should know by now that Brazilians love to have uma cerveja (a beer), right? It doesn’t matter if they are called a bar, “boteco”, “botequim”, “birosca” or the beloved “barzinho”, there is a place for you to tomar uma (grab a beer) anytime and anywhere. If you want to know a little more about…

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The Edge of Democracy Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

If you have been acompanhando (keeping up with) the recent political history of Brazil knows that it is quite troubled and hard to entender (understand). Even Brazilians find it difficult to find explanations for how the country has mudou (changed) so much in such a short period of time, polarizing a sociedade (society) between groups…

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Are you feeling animado? Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

garota animada

Bom dia, pessoal! Good morning, you guys! Animados para mais uma postagem em nosso blog? Are you excited for another blog post?  Perhaps some of you are wondering what the word animados means, so this text is going to teach you some recurring uses of this beloved word in the Brazilian vocabulary. Animado comes from…

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Marta, a Brazilian soccer star Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

marta playing

Ei você! Hey there! Needless to say that futebol (soccer) is one the most popular sports in the world. It gets bigger every year and spreads across many countries, conquering new hearts. Even though it was invented in England, Brazil is the birthplace of a number of famous jogadores (players), and the title país do…

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The metaphors of our Minister Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

Bom dia, queridos leitores! Como têm passado? Good morning, dear readers! How have you been lately?  Metaphors are a figure of speech that create new significados (meanings) through comparisons and analogies. They funcionam (work) very well in the literature, in poetry and in the arts when you want to express something. But do they work…

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