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Fashion Vocabulary – Entre na Moda! Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

So I’ve been blown away by some of these runway shows these past few weeks going on in NY, London and Milan. And with this obsessing, came the realization I hadn’t talked to you all about fashion vocabulary here on the Portuguese Blog. Where are my fashion lovers who want to learn how to describe…

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Rock in Rio 2011 Posted by on Sep 26, 2011

Rock in Rio 2011 began on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, the first time in 10 years that the festival will be held in Brazil. Bands and artists from Brazil and all over the world are flocking to Rio over the next two weeks. Let’s read a bit about one of the world’s biggest music…

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I’m So Excited Posted by on Sep 26, 2011

In Brazilian Portuguese, there are lots of words used to describe positive emotions or concepts. Today we’re going to learn how to express the sentiment of excitement. 1. Empolgar This means to be excited or thrilled. You can also use the adjective empolgado, which means excited. Fiquei empolgada com o novo iPhone, que parece muito…

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The Facebook changes, em português Posted by on Sep 22, 2011

E aí, pessoal? Tudo bem? Well, Facebook changed its layout, again! And we asked our readers in our Facebook page to say, in Portuguese, what they thought about. Most of them were pretty upset but there were some that didn’t care much or at all. Take a look at some of the comments: Não gostei!…

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Dilma’s Historic Speech Posted by on Sep 22, 2011

Today, President Dilma became the first woman ever to open the UN General Assembly. It’s a tradition for the Brazilian president to open the annual session, and Dilma took advantage of the opportunity to talk about women’s rights, along with the European crisis, the Middle East, and other international issues. According to the BBC, the…

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Brazil’s EU Bailout Plan Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

With the Brazilian economy still going strong despite a slight slowdown, the Brazilian government is spearheading a plan to try to save the European economy. Let’s read about the plan in Portuguese, and try to answer the questions. From Reuters Brasil: “O Brasil vai propor aos outros países do Brics que disponibilizem bilhões de dólares…

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A Miss Universo fala Português! Posted by on Sep 19, 2011

Last week, the Miss Universe pageant was held near my home, right here in São Paulo! And for those who didn’t see the pageant, she made it a point to speak Portuguese in her speech to show pride in being Angolan, a lusophone country (which, not surprisingly, many people do not know!). I happen to…

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