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Falando sobre limpeza em português Posted by on Mar 31, 2020

Spring has come, readers! But along with it, the rise of one of the biggest pandemics in recent history, the coronavirus, a disease better known as CoVid-19. Drastic measures are being taken worldwide to curb its spread, one of the main and most effective ones being self-isolation, which means spending the majority of your time…

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Ways to boost your Portuguese over the quarantine Posted by on Mar 24, 2020

Olá a todos. Hi everyone. Our previous post went over some dicas de prevenção (prevention tips) to help people stay seguras (safe) during these disruptive coronavirus days. As most coutries have been stepping up restrictions to manage the outbreak and curb the propagação (spread) of the doença (disease). One of these measures include declaring quarantine…

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Coronavirus prevention in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

Picture of a virus

Bom dia, amigos leitores! Good morning, my beloved readers! Como estão se sentindo? How are you feeling? A new virus se espalhou (spread over) the territory of China and quickly atingiu (reached) several continents. The coronavirus has taken the proportions of a pandemia (pandemic), that is, of a global epidemic, as since January more than…

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Portuguese reading practice: Olavo de Carvalho and the coronavirus Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Olavo de Carvalho e presidente Bolsonaro

Olá, pessoal! Hello, everybody! February is drawing to an end and I must say I’m growing a little tired of this ceaseless coronavirus talk (and by that I mostly mean the desinformation around it). However, since the topic seems to be unavoidable, we might as well embrace it with a little humour. So our Portuguese…

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Brazilian states: Pernambuco Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Bom dia, amigos leitores! Good morning, dear readers! Já estão recuperados do carnaval? Have you already recovered from the carnival? Well, we are still in the party mood, so in this text from our series on the Brazilian states, it’s time to talk about Pernambuco. Forget about Rio de Janeiro for now, as this state…

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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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