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Archive for June, 2011

Call a Plumber! Posted by on Jun 29, 2011

We’ve learned some bathroom vocabulary before, so today we’re going to learn some useful adjectives and verbs to go along with them, inspired by Adir‘s post from Inglês blog. 1. entupido = clogged A pia do banheiro está entupida! Precisamos de um encanador. The bathroom sink is clogged! We need a plumber. 2. consertar =…

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Copa América Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

The Copa América tournament, or America Cup, is a major soccer championship held in South America every two to four years with twelve teams from Latin America and sometimes from North America or Asia (Japan, the US, and Canada have participated). The first edition was held in 1916 in Argentina, with games played between Argentina,…

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Orgulho Gay em São Paulo Posted by on Jun 27, 2011

Yesterday was the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade, Parada do Orgulho Gay, the biggest gay pride parade in the world! This past weekend’s event turned 15 (and had a valsa de 15 anos to boot), and hit records with an estimated 4 million in attendance. This year has been a big one for a more…

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Say what you’re doing! In Portuguese! Posted by on Jun 24, 2011

Oi, tudo bem com vocês? Our video today will show you how to say that you are doing something now. In Portuguese we do this by using the verb estar (to be) in the present + the present participle of the main verb. Check out the video below and you can download the audio to…

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Veja Bem Posted by on Jun 23, 2011

Today we’re going to learn a useful expression that you can use in everyday conversation. Veja bem literally means “see here,” and can also translate as “Let me explain” or “Well now” or “Mind you.” It’s an expression you’d use before you’re about to tell someone something they may not like. Here’s an example that…

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