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How to use “whose” in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 22, 2017

Ei, gente! Como está o outubro de vocês? Hey, people! How is your October going? The word whose is very common in English and it indicates posse (possession). Whose can be used in two ways: as an pronome interrogativo (interrogative pronoun) and as a pronome relativo (relative pronoun). But how can we say that in…

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Children’s day in Brazil/ Children vocabulary Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

[Dia das crianças no Brasil] Olá, pessoal! Hello everybody! Last Thursday, on October 12th, we celebrated Dia das Crianças (Children’s day) in Brazil. Even though United Nations and Unesco have declared November 20th as Universal Children’s Day, the date is commemorate around the world in many different days. In Portugal and many other countries, for…

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[Brazilian literature] – Brasil: Uma biografia Posted by on Oct 7, 2017

Biographies are, by definition, a literary genre that aims to provide a person’s life history, describing their experience, main events and relationships in detail. In Brasil: Uma biografia (Brazil: a biography) by scholars Lilian Schwarcz and Heloisa Starling, though the approach is the same, there is a little twist to it: the protagonist is our…

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Rock in Rio 2017 Posted by on Sep 30, 2017

Ei, galera! Hello, guys! Como vocês estão hoje? How are you feeling today? From September 15th to 24th, the Rock in Rio festival, one of the principais e maiores (main and largest) musical events do mundo (in the world) since its first edition in 1985, hosted over trinta (30) attractions each day throughout cinco (5)…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – O menino, o lobo e o sapo na água fervendo Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Ei, galera! Hey guys! It’s time for another one of our listening and reading exercises for the month. The text chosen for this instalment is called O menino, o lobo e o sapo na água fervendo (The boy, the wolf and the frog in boiling water) by comedian…

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