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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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