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Archive for October, 2009

Podcast: Buying Airfare Posted by on Oct 30, 2009

Since many of you will need to use Portuguese for travel, we are doing a second air travel podcast, this time to help you learn how to buy airfare, which can be a bit tricky by phone.   Click here to listen to the podcast! Olá. Queria comprar uma passagem para Fortaleza. Gostaria de sair…

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Brazilian News Outlets Posted by on Oct 29, 2009

Today, for today’s interactive feature, the question is: what Brazilian news outlets do you use to get your news about Brazil? They can be TV, print, or online. I use Estado de Sao Paulo and G1, as well a number of Brazilian blogs that often have links to breaking or recent news stories. I also…

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Brazilian Indigenous Art Exposition in New York Posted by on Oct 28, 2009

For all of you in New York and in the U.S. Northeast, be sure to check out the exhibit sponsored by the Sociedade da Língua Portuguesa da Organização das Nações Unidas (UNSRC), known in English as the UN Portuguese Language Society. The UNSRC will host an exhibit featuring one hundred pieces by eight indigenous artists…

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Lamborghini Opens First Dealership in Brazil Posted by on Oct 27, 2009

This week, Lamborghini opened its first Brazilian dealership, located in São Paulo. The dealership is managed by Via Italia Group, a Brazilian-based company that specializes in luxury and sports cars. The company opened a showroom on Avenida Europa in downtown, and will also open a service and parts facility nearby. Lamborghini cited São Paulo as…

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Brazilian National Anthem Posted by on Oct 26, 2009

It never hurts to learn the lyrics to the Brazilian national anthem, though it’s a bit long (sometimes, they only play the first verse). There’s no better way to shock a Brazilian than singing along with the anthem at a soccer game! Ouviram do Ipiranga as margens plácidas De um povo heróico o brado retumbante…

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Website Vocabulary: Part II Posted by on Oct 23, 2009

Today we’re going to look at another set of website vocabulary, focusing a bit more on e-mail. Hope it’s useful! digitar = type clicar = click assunto = subject rascunho = draft lixeira = trash enviar = send descartar = discard anexar um arquivo = attach a file denunciar spam = report spam assinatura =…

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Government Tax Threatens Foreign Investment in Brazil Posted by on Oct 22, 2009

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Brazilian government has now imposed a two percent tax on foreign investment entering Brazil, hurting the local stock markets. Brazil has weathered the global economic crisis much better than other countries, and the Ibovespa index rose 70% since March. The government has imposed tax on stock…

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