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Como usar a palavra ‘cara’ em português Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Olá, meus caros leitores! Como estão? December is almost here, can you believe it? Hang on…por que vocês estão fazendo essa cara? Why are you making that face? Our post today is about a word that us Portuguese speakers, specially Brazilians hold very dear: cara. Have you ever used it before? Literally speaking, cara is a…

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Can you match these sayings in Portuguese? Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

Olá, pessoal! Hi, everyone! Every language and culture has their own sayings, or as it goes in Portuguese, provérbios or ditados populares. They are common expressions dating back from ancient times whose origins no one can really pinpoint, but most falantes (speakers) of a certain language have heard. Usually in a metaphorical style, sayings describe…

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Brazilian music icon dies in plane crash Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

Amid a deep economic, political, hygienic and environmental crisis, 2021 was hardly a year of joy and prosperity for Brazilians. And yet, tragedy strikes again. Na tarde de sexta-feira (on Friday afternoon), November 5th, Brazil perdeu (lost) the 26-year-old singer Marilia Mendonça, whose vida se encerrou (life ended) tragically after um acidente de avião (an airplane…

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Children’s day in Brazil Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

Bom dia, caros leitores! Good morning, dear readers! Last week we talked about a gravidez (pregnancy) in Portuguese as a tribute to Children’s Day, which is celebrated in Brazil on October 12th. And now that we covered the early stages of a newborn, how about we move on to a infância (the childhood)? Whether you…

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Being pregnant in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 22, 2021

Bom dia, amigos e amigas! Good morning! Last week, on October 12th, Brazilians got a break to observe o Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida day), a feriado (public holiday) in the country. She is considered to be the official padroeira (patroness) of Brazil. Most importantly, her day is regarded as Dia…

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Talking about books in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 14, 2021

E aí, galera? What’s up, guys? Como está o Outubro de vocês? How is October going for you? Our previous post celebrated Library Card Month with some poesia (poetry). So how about we expand a little bit on that and learn more about books and reading in Portuguese? Being able to understand and interpret text…

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Celebrate Library Card Month with Poetry Posted by on Sep 30, 2021

[Comemore o mês do cartão de biblioteca com poesia] E aí, meus caros? What’s up, dear readers? As you may know, Library Card month is celebrated in Setembro (September) as a campaign to motivate people to se inscrever (sign up) and start borrowing some books. To get everyone in the reading spirit, I thought this…

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