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Archive for September, 2012

Any problems in your apartment? (Portuguese version) Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

Hi! Are you excited for the weekend? Let’s finish our September posts with something that happens to all us: problems at home! I’m talking about things like a toilet getting clogged up or your radiator is not working well. Let’s learn how to talk about this in Portuguese! Here are some useful sentences: A pia…

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On the Farm in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Brazil has some of the most beautiful farmland in the world, and is one of the world’s largest agricultural producers. So today, we’re going to learn some farm vocabulary. fazenda – farm fazendeiro – farmer colheita – harvest cultivo – cultivation espantalho – scarecrow trator – tractor arado – plow celeiro – barn galinheiro –…

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Prainha Posted by on Sep 26, 2012

One of the lesser known but most spectacular beaches in Rio de Janeiro is Prainha, literally a “small beach” near the Barra area of the city. It has big waves that are good for surfing, and plunging hills that go straight into the sea. According to Guia das Praias: A Prainha é um santuário ainda…

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Cartoon: O Pica-Pau (Woody Woodpecker) Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

Olá, tudo bem? As a kid I used to love watching O Pica-Pau because he was a screwball and smart at the same time. The cartoon has been around for almost 50 years and reruns of episodes are still broadcast in Brazil and it has a legion of fans. I chose a 5-minute episode to…

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Funny Brazilian Campaign Ads Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

Brazil’s municipal elections take place next month, and there are some pretty unique candidates running for office throughout the country–at least, some candidates with funny nicknames. There’s Wolverine… And Batman… And Jack Sparrow… And some very random characters, like Jony Venenoso… and Marquito Motoboy. And a whole lot more! Want to learn election-related vocabulary in…

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