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Brazil Documentary Online Posted by on Jul 29, 2010

I found this neat little documentary, which is available for free on YouTube, called Caboclos de um Brasil Caboclo. A caboclo is a Brazilian of indigenous and European descent, and this short film discusses Brazilian religious traditions that combine indigenous, African, and European influences. Check it out!

Reading Comprehension: New Species Posted by on Jul 28, 2010

Let’s test your Portuguese skills by reading this article about finding new species in the Amazon. Expedição encontra espécies novas de insetos na Amazônia “Após uma expedição realizada em junho na selva amazônica, pesquisadores voltaram à cidade com pelo menos 65 espécies de insetos que nunca haviam sido vistas na natureza. A estimativa inicial representa…

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Seu Jorge’s North American Tour Posted by on Jul 26, 2010

Attention all U.S. and Canada-based readers! Seu Jorge, an epic Brazilian musician, will be on tour in the United States for the next few weeks. This is an excellent opportunity to see one of Brazil’s premier performers and to practice your Portuguese skills. See the list below to see if Seu Jorge is coming to…

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Mano na Comanda Posted by on Jul 26, 2010

Last Friday, many Brazilians were in a frenzy.  The new head coach for the national soccer team was to be chosen.  All day Friday, all anyone could talk about was how Muricy Ramalho, the carioca team, Fluminense‘s head coach, was going to take CBF’s (Clube Brasileiro de Futebol) offer.  However, when he did, his current…

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PH – Uma Saudade Posted by on Jul 23, 2010

Will you all allow me a shameless plug for this post? I’m fortunate enough to have met a lot of very talented people and many of my good friends are musicians.  Unfortunately, here in Brazil, it’s really tough to get gigs where bands can play their own music.  Most of the time, people will pay…

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Hey Everybody! Posted by on Jul 22, 2010

There are a few ways to say “everybody” in Portuguese when referring to a group of people in an informal manner. While these nouns may mean something in one context, they are slang for a group of people in another context. Let’s take a look: 1. gente [people] You can use the word for people…

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Brazilian Summer Recipe Posted by on Jul 21, 2010

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s verão (summer), and it’s been a hot one! Today we’re going to learn how to make a delicious Brazilian recipe, perfect for summer. Camarão Empanado no Coco com Molho de Laranja Coconut Breaded Shrimp with Orange Sauce What you’ll need: For the shrimp • sal a…

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