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Archive for April, 2012

Recipe: Biscoitos Amanteigados Posted by on Apr 24, 2012

Brazil has great desserts, and there are lots of good recipes for biscoitos, or cookies. One of the simplest cookie recipes is for shortbread cookies, or biscoitos amanteigados. Read the instructions and check out the video tutorial. Biscoitos amanteigados Ingredientes 1 xícara (chá) de farinha de trigo 1/4 xícara (chá) de açúcar 1/2 xícara (chá)…

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Brazilian Freestyle Documentary Posted by on Apr 23, 2012

The other day, I came across an interesting short documentary on freestyle hip hop in Brazil. If you’ve seen the Elite Squad movies, you’ll notice a surprising familiar face! Watch the video, and see if you catch some of the keywords below. Keywords improviso – improvisation público – audience criatividade – creativity sentimento – feeling…

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Colloquial Portuguese – Part 01 Posted by on Apr 13, 2012

Oi! Tudo bem? Today let’s start a series of posts with colloquial Brazilian Portuguese expressions. These expressions are not usually found in dictionaries or textbooks so I’ve decided to share them with you guys. E não pára por aí! I also recorded them with their usual conversational intonation so you can practice at home too!…

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Leaving Voicemail in Brazil Posted by on Apr 12, 2012

What do you do when you get someone’s caixa postal (voicemail) when you call in Brazil? Do you leave a message, or just call back? A Brazilian friend who’d lived abroad for many years and recently moved back to Brazil commented on leaving a recado (message) on voicemail. Here is what her experience has been:…

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Science Without Borders Posted by on Apr 11, 2012

President Dilma Rousseff traveled to the United States this week, where one of her top agenda items was the Science Without Borders program, known as Ciência sem fronteiras in Portuguese. It’s one of Brazil’s most ambitious government education programs that aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students abroad to study the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering,…

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