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Pé-de-moleque Recipe Posted by on Jun 29, 2010

June is almost over, but you can have a festa junina all year long if you learn how to make some of the traditional dishes. One of them is pé-de-moleque, a tasty dessert treat made of peanuts. Pé-de-moleque Recipe Source: M de Mulher Ingredients 2 xícaras (chá) de amendoim torrado sem pele 1 xícara (chá)…

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Days & Time of the Day in Portuguese Posted by on Jun 28, 2010

In Portuguese, we tend to use days and times of the day in different orders and such than in English. For example, in English you would say, “I had lunch late in the afternoon on Wednesday, at 3 o’clock.”  In Portuguese, the same sentence would be, “Eu almocei  tarde na quarta-feira, às 3 horas da…

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José Saramago – A Life Full of Portuguese Posted by on Jun 25, 2010


Today Brazil and Portugal battle it out on the field in the World Cup, and although both countries are “rivals,” on the grass, and there is a friendly rivalry in many other aspects amongst the two nations, every once in a while, there’s a person or happening that’s just as important to one as it…

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Provar Vs. Tentar Posted by on Jun 23, 2010

Today we’re going to look at two verbs that both mean to try, but in different contexts. 1. Provar =  to try (taste) / to try on / to prove Não quis provar o macarrão, mas resolvi comê-lo. I didn’t want to try the pasta, but I decided to eat it. Ela provou o vestido…

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Pelé and the World Cup Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

Pelé, also known as O Rei, or the King, is very busy during the World Cup, even though he hasn’t played soccer for years. He now serves as an unofficial ambassador for Brazil, and as in any soccer-loving country, he is always welcomed with open arms. In South Africa, he attended an exhibition with works…

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Reading Comprehension: Cala boca, Galvão! Posted by on Jun 21, 2010

Today, we’re going to read about a Brazilian phenomenon on Twitter – a mixture of World Cup enthusiasm and very amusing opportunism. Click the link below to read the story, and then try to answer the questions. Galvão Bueno: Campeão do Twitter, Gazeta Web Excerpt: “Poucos minutos depois de a cerimônia de abertura da Copa…

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Brazilian people and the World Cup Posted by on Jun 18, 2010

Hey everyone. The World Cup is going on and Brazilians are just crazy about it, at least most of us. Check out this video I made about how my city (Montes Claros – Minas Gerais)  is turning green and yellow and also some reactions to Brazil’s first game. Is this different from your country?

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