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Avenida Brasil Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

Brazil’s most popular novela at the moment is Avenida Brasil, which will soon come to a close. It’s a story about revenge with characters from a spectrum of social classes, including the very wealthy, the new middle class, and trash pickers. Watch the preview below: The revenge aspect–that of a servant for her boss–has provided…

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Diário de Classe Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

Inspired by the Scottish student who started a blog to reveal her school lunches, Isadora Faber, a 13 year-old Brazilian student from Santa Catarina, decided to try a similar project. She started a Facebook page called Diário de Classe to discuss the shortcomings at her public school in Florianópolis. Read more about Isadora’s project from…

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Gloria Estefan singing in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

E aí, pessoal? Tudo beleza? I’m a fan of Latin music and Gloria Estefan ranks high on my list. I was checking out some of her old videos on Youtube and I came across this 1989 version of her song Don’t Wanna Lose You. Because she’s Cuban and also speaks Spanish her pronunciation in Portuguese…

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Vídeo: basic verb forms and everyday activities Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

Olá, tudo bem com você? I’d been meaning to do a basic Portuguese video for our more elementary readers and I finally got around to it. The video is self explanatory and the verb forms and expressions I use are below, ok? Aproveite! eu quero [I want to] eu gosto de [I like to] eu…

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Sick, but in Portuguese! Posted by on Aug 17, 2012

Hey, everybody! Today is Friday and not a good day to be sick, right? It hasn’t rained in my region for months and my allergy is starting to act up so I’ve decided to share some sentences to talk about the before, the during and the after being sick. Ah, have a great weekend! Antes…

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Making comparisons in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

In Portuguese we have three kinds of comparison: igualdade, superioridade and inferioridade. Here is how they are formed: 1. Comparações de Igualdade tão + adjective + quanto O Pedro é tão alto quanto o Ricardo. – Pedro is as tall as Ricardo. Meu pai não é tão rico quanto o seu. – My father isn’t…

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Brazil at the 2012 London Olympics Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

How did Brazilian athletes fare at the London Olympics? During the games, Brazilians won 17 medals. Here’s the breakdown of how they did–in Portuguese, of course!  Ouro (Gold) -Ginástica artística masculina (Men’s gymnastics) -Judô feminino (Women’s judo) -Vôlei feminino (Women’s volleyball) Prata (Silver) -Boxe masculino (Men’s boxing) -Futebol profissional (Football/soccer) -Natação masculino (Men’s swimming) -Vôlei…

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